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Non-insertive acupuncture (NIA) could be a useful adjunctive treatment in newborns with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), according to a research team from the USA.

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A prospective, randomised trial carried out in Denmark has found that acupuncture can reduce asthma symptoms and medication use in preschool children.

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A Chinese herbal formula, ‘Ningdong granules’ (NDG), has been shown to reduce tics in children with Tourette’s syndrome.

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A Turkish pilot study suggests that acupuncture may be an effective method of analgesia in newborn infants.

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Having a high diversity of bacterial species in the gut may protect babies against developing allergies, according to a comprehensive study of intestinal microflora in allergic and healthy infants, conducted in Sweden.

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A programme of qigong massage for young autistic children can provide an effective early intervention for autism that is suitable for delivery at home.

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Meridian massage may help increase infants’ physical growth and improve their health, according to a Korean study.

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Two systematic reviews have examined the use of acupuncture for autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

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The addition of acupuncture to an inpatient asthma rehabilitation programme results in improvement in bronchial hyper-reactivity and reduced anxiety for paediatric patients.

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A case series study of 913 infants, carrided out in Sweden has shown that minimal acupuncture at Hegu L.I.-4 is an effective and easy treatment for infantile colic.

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