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Acupuncture in the treatment of infantile colic

Landgren, Kajsa LU ; Raith, Wolfgang; Schmoelzer, Georg M.; Skjeie, Holgeir and Skonnord, Trygve (2015) In The Italian Journal of Pediatrics 41.
Abstract
Regarding the recently published review "Looking for new treatments of Infantile Colic" by Savino et al. we want to add that positive effects of acupuncture have been demonstrated to release pain and agitation and that acupuncture seems to be a safe treatment when performed by trained acupuncturists. Inconclusive results in the few published articles on the subject can be due to different acupuncture points, different insertion time, different needling methods, differences in the outcome variables, in how the crying was measured and insufficient sample sizes. Further research is needed on understanding the utility, safety, and effectiveness of acupuncture in infants with colic.
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Infantile colic, Acupuncture, Safety
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The Italian Journal of Pediatrics
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41
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BioMed Central
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  • scopus:84961551897
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1824-7288
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10.1186/s13052-014-0105-3
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English
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  author       = {Landgren, Kajsa and Raith, Wolfgang and Schmoelzer, Georg M. and Skjeie, Holgeir and Skonnord, Trygve},
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  keyword      = {Infantile colic,Acupuncture,Safety},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {BioMed Central},
  series       = {The Italian Journal of Pediatrics},
  title        = {Acupuncture in the treatment of infantile colic},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13052-014-0105-3},
  volume       = {41},
  year         = {2015},
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