Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 1993 Apr; 13(4): 220-2, 197.
[75 infantile palsy children treated with acupuncture, acupressure and functional training]
Children's Hospital, Zhejiang Medical University, Hangzhou.
In treating infantile cerebral palsy (CP), 75 CP children were treated with a comprehensive meridian therapy including scalp and body acupuncture, acu-point injection and auriculo-point stimulation, supplemented with acu-pressure and massage, and functional training. A minimum of 10 times of treatment within twenty days, and a maximum of 120 times within a year was performed. The effect of the treatment was evaluated by appraising the children's performance of physical exercise and their social adaptability. The intelligence quotient (IQ) of 30 sick children that had been treated for 60 times (6 courses) was compared prior to and after treatment. It indicates that the treatment yielded a very positive improvement in the children's physical capability and an increase of their intelligence.