[Observation on clinical therapeutic effect of Jin's 3-needling therapy on severe autism]

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2009 Mar;29(3):177-80.
[Article in Chinese]


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.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • English Abstract
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Acupuncture Points
  • Acupuncture Therapy*
  • Autistic Disorder / therapy*
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Needles