J Tradit Chin Med. 1995 Mar; 15(1): 34-7.
Composite acupuncture treatment of mental retardation in children.
Institute of Acupuncture, China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing.
128 children of mental retardation were diagnosed in accordance with the diagnostic standards proposed by WHO in 1985. The patients were treated compositely with acupuncture, auriculo-acupoint pellet pressure and herbal plasters on acupoints, bringing about improved mental developments in intelligence quotient (IQ) and social adaptation behaviour (SAB), as evidenced by recognized intelligence tests for children.