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Acupuncture for autistic spectrum disorder

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

Authors

  • Daniel KL Cheuk,

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    1. The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Hong Kong SAR, China
    • Daniel KL Cheuk, Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong SAR, China. cheukkld@hkucc.hku.hk.

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  • Virginia Wong,

    1. The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Hong Kong SAR, China
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  • Wen Xiong Chen

    1. The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Hong Kong SAR, China
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Abstract

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

The objectives of this systematic review are to determine the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture therapy in patients with autism spectrum disorder. We intend to assess whether acupuncture:
1. is effective in reducing social, communication and behavioural impairments;
2. can improve the quality of life and overall functioning;
3. is associated with any adverse effects.