Acupuncture for Children with Autism

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An interesting study, done by Egyptian researchers, came out this spring. Children with autism were studied to see whether scalp acupuncture could help improve language skills. All of the children received language therapy and half of them also received scalp acupuncture. At the end of nine months, children who received acupuncture showed greater improvement than those who only had language therapy.

This was a small study with only 20 children participating in total. It would be interesting to see if the results could be duplicated on a larger scale. Scalp acupuncture is commonly used in China for mental and cognitive disorders. However, it may be difficult to convince children to submit to needling.

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