New study from KKI shows feasibility of acupuncture in young children with ASD

From https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-06/mali-nsf061917.php

New Rochelle, NY, June 19, 2017 – A pilot feasibility study to determine if young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their parents would tolerate and adhere to an office- and home-based acupuncture/acupressure intervention showed completion of all 16 biweekly sessions and measurements of their effects before, during, and after the protocol. The researchers measured the effects of the intervention on factors such as the children’s behavior, ability to pay attention, sleep, and aspects of parenting stress. In the article entitled “A Pilot Observational Study of an Acupressure/Acupuncture Intervention in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder,” most parents reported that the intervention had a positive impact on their relationship with their child.