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Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials
(87 pages)

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Afficher le documentAcknowledgements
ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenuIntroduction
ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenu1. General considerations
fermer ce répertoire2. Review of clinical trial reports
ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenu2.1. Pain
Afficher le document2.2. Infections
Afficher le document2.3. Neurological disorders
Afficher le document2.4. Respiratory disorders
Afficher le document2.5. Digestive disorders
Afficher le document2.6. Blood disorders
Afficher le document2.7. Urogenital disorders
Afficher le document2.8. Gynaecological and obstetric disorders
Afficher le document2.9. Cardiovascular disorders
Afficher le document2.10. Psychiatric disorders and mental disturbances
Afficher le document2.11. Paediatric disorders
Afficher le document2.12. Disorders of the sense organs
Afficher le document2.13. Skin diseases
Afficher le document2.14. Cancers
Afficher le document2.15. Other reports
Afficher le document3. Diseases and disorders that can be treated with acupuncture
Afficher le document4. Summary table of controlled clinical trials
Afficher le documentReferences
 

2.11. Paediatric disorders

Diarrhoea in infants and young children is still a daunting problem worldwide, particularly in developing countries. Acupuncture seems to be worth using, at least as an adjunct to conventional treatments, because it regulates intestinal function and enhances immune response without causing an imbalance in the intestinal flora as do antibiotics (213, 214).

Convulsions due to high fever are not infrequently encountered in infants and young children. In a controlled clinical trial, convulsions stopped two minutes after needling was started, a result superior to that of intramuscular phenobarbital injection (215).

Although the specific treatment for pertussis is antimicrobials, the paroxysmal coughing is usually very distressing. There has been a report that acupuncture could hasten the cure as well as relieving the cough (87).

There are two controlled studies indicating that acupuncture may be of some help in the treatment of Tourette syndrome in children (216, 217).

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