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Table 3 Frequently prescribed Korean medicine treatments for autism spectrum disorder

From: A survey of Korean medicine doctors’ clinical practice patterns for autism spectrum disorder: preliminary research for clinical practice guidelines

Factor N (%)
Treatment (multiple responses allowed) Herbal medicine 51 (27.3)
Body acupuncture 33 (17.6)
Scalp acupuncture 20 (10.7)
Moxibustion 12 (6.4)
Korean medical psychotherapy 11 (5.9)
Chuna manual therapy 10 (5.4)
Neurofeedback 7 (3.7)
Psychotherapy 7 (3.7)
Treatment target (multiple responses allowed) Emotional problems 48 (21.7)
Physical condition 40 (18.1)
Cognitive ability 37 (16.7)
Behavior problems 34 (15.4)
Social interaction 33 (14.9)
Communication ability 27 (12.2)
Herbal medicine (multiple responses allowed) Yukmijihwang-tang (六味地黃湯) 21 (12.4)
Ondam-tang (溫膽湯) 19 (11.2)
Gwibi-tang (歸脾湯) 13 (7.7)
Eokgan-san (抑肝散) 11 (6.5)
Sihogayonggolmoryeo-tang (柴胡加龍骨牡蠣湯) 10 (5.9)
Bojungikgi-tang (補中益氣湯) 8 (4.7)
Soyo-san (逍遙散) 6 (3.6)
Single herb (multiple responses allowed) Acori Graminei Rhizoma (石菖蒲) 19 (9.5)
Polygalae Radix (遠志) 17 (8.5)
Poria (白茯笭) 14 (7)
Bupleuri Radix (柴胡) 10 (5)
Rehmanniae Radix Preparat (熟地黃) 9 (4.5)
Cyperi Rhizoma (香附子) 8 (4)
Fossilia Ossis Mastodi (龍骨) 7 (3.5)
Ostreae Concha (牡蠣) 7 (3.5)
Angelicae Gigantis Radix (當歸) 7 (3.5)
Acupoint used for acupuncture (multiple responses allowed) GV20 (百會) 42 (15.4)
LI4 (合谷) 32 (11.7)
Ex-HN1 (四神聰, Sasinchong, Sishencong) points 22 (8.1)
HT7 (神門) 21 (7.7)
LR3 (太衝) 20 (7.3)
ST36 (足三里) 18 (6.6)
PC6 (內關) 16 (5.9)
Pharmacopuncture (multiple responses allowed) Not using pharmacopuncture 28 (59.6)
Hominis Placenta (紫河車) 5 (10.6)
Ginseng (山蔘) 4 (8.5)
Hwangryeonhaedok (黃連解毒) 4 (8.5)