Weidong Lu, M.B.,MPH, PhD, Lic. Ac.
Professor in Chinese Medicine, NESA
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Zakim Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is disorders of brain development with difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. The default mode network (DMN) dysregulation has been found in ASD children. Acupuncture stimulation can alter DMN activations and deactivations.
Default Mode Network dysregulations have been found in ASD Children. Acupuncture stimulation alters DMN activations and deactivations. Clinical trials suggest acupuncture is a promising therapy for ASD. More high quality clinical trials are needed.