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24/03/2007 - Clinical observation on acupuncture combined with motortherapy for early treatment of cerebral palsy high risk infants

Country: China

Institute: Department of Rehabilitation, Guiyang Children's Hospital, Guizhou 550002, China.

Author(s): Zhong XB, Xia ZH, Kong YY, Yuan Y, Liu LW.

Journal: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2007 Feb;27(2):106-8.


OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of early treatment with acupuncture and motortherapy on developmental quotient (DQ) of cerebral palsy high risk infants.

METHODS: Sixty cerebral palsy high risk infants were divided into an acupuncture combined with motortherapy group (treatment group) and a control group, 30 cases in each group. Changes of DQ were investigated by the children mental development scale.

RESULTS: The DQ in the treatment group was significantly higher than that in the control group (P < 0.001), with a very significant difference between the two groups in the different grades of DQ (P < 0.005). Incidence of cerebral palsy in the treatment group significantly lower than that in the control group (P < 0.005).

CONCLUSION: Acupuncture combined with motortherapy can effectively improve intelligence level and motor function, and reduce the incidence of cerebral palsy for cerebral palsy high risk infants at early stage.