We would like to share with you our personal view, beliefs and approach about the research that is presented on these pages.
We both value the research of modern science and the many developments that have been discovered.
We also value the depth of wisdom and knowledge of traditional and classical five element acupuncture, which integrates the many aspects of body and mind.
We acknowledge the information gained from research, and we endevaour to use it where appropriate when meeting the needs of an individual who is suffering in health.
We hope later to share more information on the five elements of acupuncture.
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(2017) Acupuncture in the treatment of fatigue in Parkinson's disease: A pilot, randomized, controlled, study
Conclusions: Both real and sham acupuncture are equally effective in improving PD-
Keng H. Kong, Hwee L. Ng, et al. (2017) Acupuncture in the treatment of fatigue in Parkinson's disease: A pilot, randomized, controlled, study. Brain Behav. 2017;e00897. https://doi.org/10.1002/brb3.897
(2017) Efficacy and safety of acupuncture combined with Madopar for Parkinson’s disease: a systematic review with meta-
Liu H, Chen L, Zhang Z, et al. (2017) Efficacy and safety of acupuncture combined with Madopar for Parkinson’s disease: a systematic review with meta-
(2017) Effectiveness and safety of acupuncture in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease: A systematic review and meta-
'42 studies involving 2625 participants were systematically reviewed. Participants treated using combined acupuncture and conventional medication (CM) showed significant improvements in total Unified PD Rating Scale (UPDRS), UPDRS I, UPDRS II, UPDRS III, and the Webster scale compared to those treated using CM alone.Similarly, the combination of scalp electroacupuncture, acupuncture, and CM was significantly more effective than CM alone in total UPDRS. No serious adverse events were reported.
Conclusions. We found that acupuncture might be a safe and useful adjunctive treatment for patients with PD. However, because of methodological flaws in the included studies, conclusive evidence is still lacking. More rigorous and well-
Hyeonseok Noh, Seungwon Kwona, et al., (2017) Effectiveness and safety of acupuncture in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease: A systematic review and meta-
(2017) Clinical Study on Treatment of Parkinson's Disease using Electroacupuncture Combined with Rehabilitation
'Results: After treatment, the Wechsler
comprehensive assessment scale, Barthel index and UPDRS III score of the observation group were significantly higher than the control group (p <0.05). The total effective rate was 90% in the observation group and 60% in the control group. There was significant difference in the total effective rate between the two groups (p <0.05).
Conclusion: Treatment of Parkinson's disease with electroacupuncture combined with rehabilitation is effective and can improve the clinical symptoms and quality of life of patients.'
However the trial is under powered, and does not give specific details of what acupuncture scalp point was used so it is not a repeatable study.
SUN Li, JIANG Xian-
(2017) Clinical effectiveness of acupuncture on
Parkinson disease (PD). A PRISMA-
Results. Acupuncture was effective in relieving PD symptoms compared with no treatment and conventional treatment alone, and acupuncture plus conventional treatment had a more significant effect than conventional treatment alone.
Conclusions: We performed a systematic review and meta-
(2016) Acupuncture as Adjuvant Therapy for Sleep Disorders in Parkinson's Disease.
Quote from the article. 'There was a significant improvement on experimental group after intervention. Significant differences were observed in the domains: general sleep quality, nocturnal psychosis and nocturnal motor symptoms.'
Intervention. 'The experimental group was submitted to 8 sections (once a week) which had duration of 30 minutes. On another hand, the control group had no intervention. The intervention was executed using the acupuncture points LR3 (Taichong), SP6 (Sanyinjiao), LI4 (Hegu), TE5 (Wai-
However no description is provided of the needle technique used at the acupuncture points. The control group had no intervention since even placebo acupuncture has an active effect. The article references several previous studies which also describe observing the benefits acupuncture in motor control, and stiffness.
Aroxa FHA et al. (2016) Acupuncture as Adjuvant Therapy for Sleep Disorders In Parkinson's Disease. Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jams.2016.12.007
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