Acupuncture Improves Cognition and Self-Care in Children with Autism

Published: September 17, 2012

Researchers from the University of Hong Kong conducted a study to evaluate the effect of acupuncture on children with ASD. In the study of 50 children, they found that acupuncture improved many conditions impacted by autism, including eye-hand coordination, sensory-motor skills, language, and social and emotional skills.

"A short course of acupuncture had efficacy in improving various developmental and behavioral aspects of children with autism," concluded researchers in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.


"Randomized controlled trial of acupuncture versus sham acupuncture in autism spectrum disorder" (abstract). Division of Child Neurology/Developmental Pediatrics/Neurohabilitation, Department of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. PMID: 20804366 [PubMed]

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

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