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[Observation on clinical therapeutic effect of Jin's 3-needling therapy on severe autism].
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2009 Mar;29(3):177-80. PMID: 19358496
OBJECTIVE: To find out an effective therapy for severe child autism. METHODS: Sixty-nine autism children were divided into a JIN's 3-needling group (n=35) and a behavior intervention group (n=34). The JIN's needling group was treated with JIN's 3-needling therapy, including Four-shen needling, Zhi-three needling and Nao-three needling, etc. with point group of the head selected as main points; and the behavior intervention group with professional behavior intervention comprehensive therapy in a special training school for autism children. Childhood autism rating scale (CARS) was used for evaluation of therapeutic effects. RESULTS: After 2 therapeutic courses (240 sessions), the markedly effective rate was 97.1% in the JIN's 3-needling group and 64.7% in the behavior intervention group; there was asignificant difference the therapeutic effect between the two groups (P<0.01); after the first course (first 120 session) and the second course (later 120 sessions), there was a very significant difference between the two groups (P<0.001); and there were significant differences before and after treatment in the courses in the two groups (P<0.01). CONCLUSION: Both the JIN's 3-needling therapy and the behavior intervention therapy have better therapeutic effects on severe child autism, but the therapeutic effect of JIN's 3-needling is much better.