Recent Clinical Research on Effect of Acupuncture for Autism Spectrum Disorder

자폐스펙트럼장애의 침치료에 대한 최근 임상 연구 동향 - RCT 중심으로 -

  • Lee, Ji Na (Pediatrics of Clinical Korean Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University) ;
  • Lee, Sun Haeng (Pediatrics of Clinical Korean Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University) ;
  • Lee, Jin Yong (Pediatrics of Clinical Korean Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University)
  • 이지나 (경희대학교 한의과대학 임상한의학과 소아과학교실) ;
  • 이선행 (경희대학교 한의과대학 임상한의학과 소아과학교실) ;
  • 이진용 (경희대학교 한의과대학 임상한의학과 소아과학교실)
  • Received : 2015.10.22
  • Accepted : 2015.11.11
  • Published : 2015.11.30


Objectives The purpose of this study is to investigate recent clinical studies on effect of acupuncture for Autism Spectrum Disorder in other countries. We have analyzed the studies on effect of acupuncture for Autism Spectrum Disorder within randomized controlled trail (RCT) for 6years (from 2010 to 2015). Methods The search database includes Medline, Embase, Cochrane library and CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure). To narrow the search, the following key search terms were used: 'autism or ASD or Asperger's Syndrome or pervasive developmental disorder, acupuncture'. The search was limited to the publication date from 2010 to 2015. 7 control studies in Medlin, Embase, Cochrane library and 5 control studies in CNKI were selected for analysis. Results and Conclusions 1. The acupuncture and rehabiliation treatment is more effective than only acupuncture treatment. Especially, Retention of needling is helpful. 2. It is necessary to set up standard scale in assessment of ASD patients and serum arginine-vasopressin (AVP) can be substitution. 3. Head acupuncture and tongue acupuncture is effective for ASD.



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