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J Tradit Chin Med. 1996 Sep;16(3):211-3.

156 cases of Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome treated by acupuncture.

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First Affiliated Hospital, Tianjin College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.


The principle of clearing Yangming and nourishing the kidney and heart was adopted in the treatment of 156 cases of Gilles de la Tourette's Syndrome with acupuncture. The total effective rate was 92.3%, and the cure rate in children aged 11-15 years was markedly higher than that in children 6-10 years of age. Among 84 cases with abnormal EEG, the pathological waves in 54 disappeared or ameliorated after the treatment.

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