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Acupuncture for promoting intelligence of children--an observation on 37 cases with mental retardation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21053622     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
Yong-Ping Tian; Rui Qi; Xiang-Li Li; Yu-Ling Wang; Yu Zhang; Tong Ji; Chun-Ying Hou; Lian-Ji Wang
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  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     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0255-2922     ISO Abbreviation:  J Tradit Chin Med     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-08     Completed Date:  2010-12-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211546     Medline TA:  J Tradit Chin Med     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  176-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliated Hospital of Gansu College of TCM, Lanzhou, Gansu 730020, China.
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MeSH Terms
Acupuncture Therapy*
Child, Preschool
Mental Retardation / psychology*,  therapy*

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