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Ital J Pediatr. 2015 Jan 15;41:1. doi: 10.1186/s13052-014-0105-3.

Acupuncture in the treatment of infantile colic.

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1
Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Box 157, 22100, Lund, Sweden. kajsa.landgren@med.lu.se.
2
Division of Neonatology, Department of Paediatrics, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria. wolfgang.raith@klinikum-graz.at.
3
Research Group for Paediatric Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM Research Center Graz, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria. wolfgang.raith@klinikum-graz.at.
4
Research Group for Paediatric Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM Research Center Graz, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria. georg.schmoelzer@me.com.
5
Department of Paediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. georg.schmoelzer@me.com.
6
Neonatal Research Unit, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, Canada. georg.schmoelzer@me.com.
7
Department of General Practice, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway. holgeir.skjeie@medisin.uio.no.
8
Department of General Practice, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway. t.t.skonnord@medisin.uio.no.

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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PMID:
25588517
PMCID:
PMC4299294
DOI:
10.1186/s13052-014-0105-3
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