Intervention Protocol

Acupuncture for children with cerebral palsy

  1. Mingming Zhang2,
  2. Jin He3,
  3. Jing Li1,*,
  4. Chang Lin Ai4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Movement Disorders Group

Published Online: 23 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007127

How to Cite

Zhang M, He J, Li J, Ai CL. Acupuncture for children with cerebral palsy (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD007127. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007127.

Author Information

  1. 1

    West China Hospital,Sichuan University, Chinese Cochrane Centre, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

  2. 2

    West China Hospital, Chinese Cochrane Center, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

  3. 3

    West China Hospital, Acupuncture Department, Chengdu, China

  4. 4

    West China Hospital, Chinese Cochrane Centre, Not specified

*Jing Li, Chinese Cochrane Centre, West China Hospital,Sichuan University, No. 37 Guo Xue Xiang, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610041, China.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 23 APR 2008




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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

The objective of this systematic review is to determine the efficacy and safety of acupuncture therapy for children with CP including spastic cerebral palsy, athetoid cerebral palsy and ataxic cerebral palsy. We intend to test the following hypotheses.

(1) Acupuncture can improve movement function and activities of daily living.
(2) Acupuncture can improve cognitive ability.
(3) Acupuncture can improve quality of life.
(4) Acupuncture is associated with adverse effects.