Can acupuncture help to reduce anxiety in children and young people?
Considering the implications of studies into neonatal, child and adolescent health
Leung B, Takeda W, Holec V (2018) Pilot study of acupuncture to treat anxiety in children and adolescents. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. doi.org/10.1111/jpc.13910.
To investigate whether acupuncture is a viable, tolerable and effective method for treating mild-to- moderate anxiety in children and young people aged 8-16 years.
Twenty participants (aged 8-16 years) were randomised into two groups: an acupuncture and a waiting list control group. Children and young people in both groups had their anxiety assessed before the trial and five weeks later, using the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A) (Hamilton 1959), a parent and child report tool called the Multidimensional Anxiety Scale...
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