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Project Title

Project Title

Acupressure and acupuncture as an intervention with children with autism

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Warren, Lana

Description

Description

Traditional Chinese medicine, including acupressure and acupuncture, may provide a new approach to treating behavioral problems in children with autism. Traditional Chinese medicine approaches autism, like all other disorders, as an energy imbalance that can be addressed by stimulating specific energy points and pathways. The present study aims to develop a methodology for introducing acupressure and acupuncture to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their parents. In a small randomized trial, researchers will assess whether intervention with acupressure/acupuncture improves attention, sleep, and behavioral problems. They will also examine the effect of parent-administered acupressure on parent-child relationships. Acupressure and acupuncture could be a useful complement to conventional medicines and therapies in treating the symptoms of autism.

Funder

Funder

Autism Speaks

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

0

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2008-2011

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 4SC. Test safety and efficacy of at least five widely used interventions (e.g., nutrition, medications, assisted technologies, sensory integration, medical procedures) that have not been rigorously studied for use in ASD by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $27,800,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Acupressure and acupuncture as an intervention with children with autism (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Kennedy Krieger Institute

State/Country

State/Country

Maryland

Project Number

Project Number

2949

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Acupressure and acupuncture as an intervention with children with autism | 90826 | 2009 | 2949
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