Rédacteur : Johan Nguyen

infantile anorexia:

Anorexie infantile : évaluation de l'acupuncture

Articles connexes: - troubles du comportement alimentaire -

1. Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis

☆☆☆ Evidence for effectiveness and a specific effect of acupuncture
☆☆ Evidence for effectiveness of acupuncture
Limited evidence for effectiveness of acupuncture
Ø No evidence or insufficient evidence

1.1. Generic Acupuncture

1.2. Special Acupuncture Techniques

1.2.1. Sifeng acupoints

Article connexe: - points Sifeng - Yang 2018

Yang Fushuang, Wang Zhongtian, Sun Liping. [Efficacy and safety of acupuncture at point EX-UE10 for infantile anorexia: a Meta-analysis]. Chinese Pediatrics of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine. 2018;5:395-399. [201759].

ObjectiveTo systematically review the efficacy and safety of acupuncture at point EXUE10 for patients with infantile anorexia.
MethodsPubMed, Embase, The Cochrane Library, CNKI, CBM and WanFang Data databases were electronically searched to collect the randomized controlled trials about acupuncture at point EX-UE10 versus conventional drugs for patients with infantile anorexia from inception to January 2018.Two reviewers independently screened the literature, extracted the data and assessed the risk of bias of included studies, and meta-analysis was then performed using RevMan 5.3 software.
Results A total of 8 studies involving 737 patients with infantile anorexia were included. Meta-analysis showed that: compared with the control group, acupuncture at point EX-UE10 was more effective in treating infantile anorexia, and there was significant difference between two groups[OR=4.37,95%CI(2.87,6.66),P<0.000 01]; in the eight studies included, no significant adverse reactions were reported with the experiment group.
Conclusion The treatment of acupuncture at point EX-UE10 is effective for patients with infantile anorexia and is simple and easy to operate with high safety, so it is worthy of wide use in clinics. Due to limited quantity and quality of the included studies, the above conclusion needs to be further verified by more high quality studies.