Bee-Venom Acupuncture Shows Promise in Parkinson's

Both acupuncture and bee-venom acupuncture improved symptoms in people with Parkinson’s disease, a small study shows.
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Conclusions: Our findings regarding the efficacy of pharmacoacupuncture as a therapy for idiopathic Parkinson's disease are currently inconclusive. Further large and rigorous clinical trials are needed. PMID: 30046336 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Fan Jiang, Tiansong Yang, Hongna Yin, Yuhuai Guo, Hiroki Namba, Zhongren Sun, Tetsuya Asakawa
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionCAMs, especially Chinese materia medica, rehabilitation exercise, and acupuncture, are widely used for PD patients in China.
Source: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
Conditions:   Acupuncture;   Parkinson's Disease;   Sleep Disorders;   Neuroimaging Intervention:   Device: Sterile acupuncture needles for single use Sponsor:   Tsinghua University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusions This trial will evaluate clinical effects of acupuncture in PD patients, and will confirm whether acupuncture alters neurotransmitter levels and associated activities. We expect improvement in gait parameters, changes in motor and prefrontal cortex activity, and changes in neurotransmitter activity, thereby providing insight into the therapeutic mechanism of acupuncture in PD and supporting further studies of whether acupuncture may improve motor symptoms in PD.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions This trial will evaluate clinical effects of acupuncture in PD patients, and will confirm whether acupuncture alters neurotransmitter levels and associated activities. We expect improvement in gait parameters, changes in motor and prefrontal cortex activity, and changes in neurotransmitter activity, thereby providing insight into the therapeutic mechanism of acupuncture in PD and supporting further studies of whether acupuncture may improve motor symptoms in PD.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractBackground:Acupuncture is claimed to improve the lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Currently, no systematic reviews are performed for acupuncture on LUTS in patients with Parkinson's diseases (PD). This review aims to evaluate the current evidence on the efficacy of acupuncture for the management of LUTS in PD.Methods and analyses:Eleven databases will be searched from their inception. These include PubMed, AMED, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, 6 Korean medical databases, and 1 Chinese medical database. Study selection, data extraction, and assessment will be performed independently by 2 researchers. Risk of bias ...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Systematic Review Source Type: research
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