Effects of dry needling on gait and muscle tone in Parkinson's disease: a randomized clinical trial

CONCLUSION: A single session of DN had no measurable benefit compared to a single session of sham DN. Within-group changes in the IG suggested improvements in functional mobility of gait and gait speed, as well as changes in the muscle tone in the lower extremities of PD patients, which could be worthy of further exploration by future research.PMID:34541889 | DOI:10.1177/09645284211039232
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research

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Acupunct Med. 2021 Dec 9:9645284211041125. doi: 10.1177/09645284211041125. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34886712 | DOI:10.1177/09645284211041125
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
INTRODUCTION: Balance and gait disorders are relevant symptoms in the quality of life of Parkinson's patients. Currently, there is no therapy to reverse or treat this condition. Acupuncture treatment is believed to improve motor ability through the cortico...
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CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that the acupuncture protocol used objectively could improve gait in Parkinson disease patients. A deep research involving a statistical evaluation supported on a larger number of voluntaries should be accomplished to confirming these promising preliminary results.PMID:34543873 | DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101479
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: A single session of DN had no measurable benefit compared to a single session of sham DN. Within-group changes in the IG suggested improvements in functional mobility of gait and gait speed, as well as changes in the muscle tone in the lower extremities of PD patients, which could be worthy of further exploration by future research.PMID:34541889 | DOI:10.1177/09645284211039232
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that the acupuncture protocol used objectively could improve gait in Parkinson disease patients. A deep research involving a statistical evaluation supported on a larger number of voluntaries should be accomplished to confirming these promising preliminary results.PMID:34543873 | DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101479
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that the acupuncture protocol used objectively could improve gait in Parkinson disease patients. A deep research involving a statistical evaluation supported on a larger number of voluntaries should be accomplished to confirming these promising preliminary results.PMID:34543873 | DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101479
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: A single session of DN had no measurable benefit compared to a single session of sham DN. Within-group changes in the IG suggested improvements in functional mobility of gait and gait speed, as well as changes in the muscle tone in the lower extremities of PD patients, which could be worthy of further exploration by future research.PMID:34541889 | DOI:10.1177/09645284211039232
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
The neural mechanisms of acupuncture are not well-understood. Over the past decades, an increasing number of studies have used MRI to investigate the response of the brain to acupuncture. The current review aims to provide an update on acupuncture therapy in disease. The PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library databases were searched from inception to January 31, 2021. Article selection and data extraction were conducted by two review authors. A total of 107 publications about MRI in acupuncture were included, the collective findings of which were as follows: (1) stroke and GB34 (Yanglingquan) are the most stu...
Source: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Neural Plast. 2021 Jun 15;2021:9926445. doi: 10.1155/2021/9926445. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTParkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic and progressive neurodegenerative disease caused by degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra. Existing pharmaceutical treatments offer alleviation of symptoms but cannot delay disease progression and are often associated with significant side effects. Clinical studies have demonstrated that acupuncture may be beneficial for PD treatment, particularly in terms of ameliorating PD symptoms when combined with anti-PD medication, reducing the required dose of medication and associ...
Source: Neural Plasticity - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
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