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In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) philosophy, the approach to Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a holistic one. The objective is to study the efficacy of a short intensive course of Acupuncture versus sham acupuncture in improving the overall functional status of children with autism. A single-blind randomized control trial was conducted in 50 children. These children were randomly assigned to Treatment group with Tongue Acupuncture (40 sessions over 8 weeks) or Control group (Sham Tongue Acupuncture to non-acupoints in the tongue).
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Tongue Acupuncture (Procedure)
Duchess of Kent of Children Hospital
The University of Hong Kong
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:35:47-0400
We aimed to use Tongue Acupuncture (TAC) to assess for any change in brain function.
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Designated locations along nerves or organ meridians for inserting acupuncture needles.
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