[Observation on therapeutic effect of treatment for children with cerebral palsy by acupuncture].Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2009; 29(11):868-72ZZ
To evaluate the clinical therapeutic effect of acupuncture treatment of children cerebral palsy with gaining in wisdom and activating channels method.
Sixty cases were randomly divided into a gaining in wisdom and activating channels group, a JIN's 3-needling group and a routine acupuncture group, 20 cases in each group. The gaining in wisdom and activating channels group was treated with point group of the head selected as main points combined with Dazhui (GV 14), Jinsuo (GV 8), Mingmen (GV 4), Yaoyangguan (GV 3), Hegu (LI 4), Neiguan (PC 6), Sanyinjiao (SP 6), etc., the JIN's 3-needling group was treated with Four-shen needling and Dazhui (GV 14), Shenzhu (GV 12), Fengfu (GV 16), etc. were selected as main acupoints in the routine acupuncture group. Comprehensive Function Evaluation for Disabled Children was used for assessment of comprehensive function of disabled children.
The total effective rate of 90.0% in both the gaining in wisdom and activating channels group and the JIN's 3-needling group, with no significant difference between the two groups (P > 0.05), were better than that of 60.0% in the routine acupuncture group (P < 0.05).
Acupuncture treatment with gaining in wisdom and activating channels method can significantly improve the comprehensive function of disabled children with more obvious therapeutic effects.