Fight Parkinson's with these 6 alternative treatments

(Natural News) Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects movements. Treatment for this condition focuses on managing its symptoms. Here are six alternative treatments that might help people with Parkinson’s disease. Acupuncture: A traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture enhances the appetite, promotes relaxation, boosts energy levels, promotes better sleep, and combats stress – all of...
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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
Publication date: 2017 Source:International Review of Neurobiology, Volume 134 Author(s): Indu Subramanian The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapy in nonmotor symptoms (NMS) for Parkinson disease (PD) is growing worldwide. Well-performed, systematic evidence-based research is largely lacking in this area and many studies include various forms of CAM with small patient numbers and a lack of standardization of the approaches studied. Taichi, Qigong, dance, yoga, mindfulness, acupuncture, and other CAM therapies are reviewed and there is some evidence for the following: Taichi in sleep and PDQ39; danc...
Source: International Review of Neurobiology - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 July 2017 Source:International Review of Neurobiology Author(s): Indu Subramanian The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapy in nonmotor symptoms (NMS) for Parkinson disease (PD) is growing worldwide. Well-performed, systematic evidence-based research is largely lacking in this area and many studies include various forms of CAM with small patient numbers and a lack of standardization of the approaches studied. Taichi, Qigong, dance, yoga, mindfulness, acupuncture, and other CAM therapies are reviewed and there is some evidence for the following: Taichi in sleep an...
Source: International Review of Neurobiology - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 January 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Fábio Henrique de Amorim Aroxa, Ihana Thaís Guerra de Oliveira Gondim, Elba Lúcia Wanderley Santos, Maria das Graças Wanderley de Sales Coriolano, Amdore Guescel C. Asano, Nadja Maria Jorge Asano
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
This study presented a potential therapeutic benefit of acupuncture on sleep disturbs of Parkinson's disease patients. This study showed a possible therapeutic benefit through acupuncture in sleep disorders in patients with PD. However, we propose new studies related to the effects of acupuncture on the clinical symptoms and evolution of the disease.
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Parkinson's disease, a progressive neuro-degeneration of multiple systems damaging motor and non-motor functions, affects individual and societal dimensions negatively. In addition to standard treatments, complementary and alternative medicine has been adopted, in which acupuncture, a traditional Chinese medical practice by needle penetration at specific stimulation points (acupoints) along the body, indicates positive outcomes in this illness. Apart from offering an overview of using acupuncture in Parkinson's disease, this literature review analyses the effects of acupuncture on Parkinson's-induced physical symptoms and ...
Source: Geriatric Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Feature Article Source Type: research
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