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Acupuncture for promoting intelligence of children--an observation on 37 cases with mental retardation

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Title

Acupuncture for promoting intelligence of children--an observation on 37 cases with mental retardation

Journal Publication

Journal of traditional Chinese medicine = Chung i tsa chih ying wen pan / sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Date

2010

volume

30(3)

pages

176-179

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Nervous System Diseases
Mental Retardation
Acu Versus Usual Care
TCM Acupuncture Style
Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol
Symptom Based Point Selection
Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only
Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical
Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of acupuncture on intelligence quotient (IQ) in children with mental retardation (MR). METHODS: One hundred children with MR were randomly divided into an acupuncture group and a control group, 50 in each. There were 37 and 36 cases with complete data in the former and latter group respectively. Four-week treatment constituted a course, the comprehensive therapeutic effect of two groups was compared after 3 courses of treatment, and the influence of acupuncture on IQ was estimated. RESULTS: The total effective rate in the acupuncture group was 78.4%, better than 30.56% in the control group, the difference being significant (P < 0.01). Both groups were improved in IQ but the effect of the former group was better than that of the latter group (P < 0.05). CONCLUSION: Acupuncture can obviously improve IQ of children suffering from MR.

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

14 Weeks

has health condition studied

Nervous System Diseases

has study population number

100

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