Study: Acupuncture is a safe and well-tolerated treatment for improving the cognitive function of Alzheimer's patients
(Natural News) A recent study updated the evidence regarding the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment for patients who are afflicted with mild to moderate cases of Alzheimer’s disease. It determined that the traditional Chinese medical treatment was indeed safe to use and that it improved cognitive function for patients. The study was held under the auspices...
CONCLUSION:: This study shows that the combination of manual acupuncture and donepezil in an Alzheimer's disease animal model is superior to acupuncture and donezepil alone. However, randomised controlled trials should be undertaken to clarify the clinical efficacy of combination therapy. PMID: 30843424 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Cheng-Hao Tu, Iona MacDonald, Yi-Hung Chen
DiscussionThis RCT will provide us information on the effect of treating MCI patients with only acupuncture, herbal formula as well as the combination of both. The additive effect or synergistic effect of acupuncture and Chinese herbal formula will then be analyzed.Trial registrationThis trial is registered withChiCTR-INR-17011569 on 5 June 2017, and has been approved by the Ethics Committee of Shanghai Municipal Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine (2017SHL-KY-05).
Condition: Alzheimer's Dementia With Behavioral Disturbance Intervention: Device: Acupuncture needle Sponsor: Massachusetts General Hospital Not yet recruiting
CONCLUSION:: Compared with citicoline, acupuncture has comparable and even superior efficacy with improved cognitive and daily living performance as a complementary and alternative medicine treatment for VCIND. PMID: 30672317 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conditions: Alzheimer Disease; Cognitive Impairment Interventions: Other: Acupuncture; Drug: Donepezil Sponsors: Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine; Shanghai Mental Health Center; Huashan Hospital Not yet recruiting