Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 230–232 | Cite as

Clinical observation of electroacupuncture in combination with behavior therapy on child autism

  • Chun-nan Wang (王春南)
  • Shu-yun Shang (商淑云)
  • Xiao-hong Wei (魏晓红)
Special Topic Study



To observe the effects of electroacupuncture combining with behavior therapy on the adaptive behavior ability in children with autism.


Sixty children with autism were divided into a treatment group and a control group with 30 cases in each group. Children in the treatment group were treated with electroacupuncture and behavior therapy, and children in the control group with behavior therapy. The adaptive behavior quotient (ABQ) and the effects were evaluated with adaptive behavior scale before and after treatments.


After treatments, ABQ in the treatment group was higher than before treatments (P<0.05), and the difference (6.15±5.412) was higher than that in the control group (3.20±4.348) with a significant difference (P<0.05). The adaptive behavior ability in the treatment group was better than that in the control group (P<0.05).


Electroacupuncture combining with behavior therapy can significantly improve the adaptive behavior ability in children with autism.





将60例孤独症患儿分别归入治疗组和对照组, 每组30 例。 治疗组采用电针结合行为疗法治疗, 对照组采用单纯行为疗法治疗。 治疗前后分别进行社会适应行为能力(Adaptive Behavior Quotient, ADQ)量表评估社会适应行为商数及其疗效。


治疗后治疗组社会适应行为商数显著高于治疗前(P<0.05), 治疗组治疗后增分值(6.15±5.412)显著高于对照组(3.20±4.348), 差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。 治疗组与对照组治疗后社会适应行为疗效比较, 差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。




孤独症 电针 行为疗法 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chun-nan Wang (王春南)
    • 1
  • Shu-yun Shang (商淑云)
    • 1
  • Xiao-hong Wei (魏晓红)
    • 1
  1. 1.Shenyang Children HospitalLiaoningP. R. China

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