Acute effects of acupuncture in balance and gait of Parkinson disease patients - a preliminary study - Pereira CR, Criado MB, Machado J, Pereira CT, Santos MJ.

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: 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
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...
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Conclusion: This is the first report on gene expression changes and improvement of gait disturbance in patients with PD following acupuncture. Our data suggest that ANKRD22 and SYN1 can be used as biomarkers for therapeutic response to acupuncture in patients with PD, especially those with gait disturbance.alterations following acupuncture using blood samples collected in our previous clinical trial.
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing Homo sapiens Source Type: research
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2021 Apr 26;2021:6624976. doi: 10.1155/2021/6624976. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTOxidative stress is responsible for the pathogeneses of various diseases. Mitochondrial dysfunction, impaired DNA repair, and cellular damage followed by oxidative stress contribute to neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer disease (AD) and Parkinson disease (PD). Acupuncture is a traditional therapy that has been practiced for>3000 years in Asia. Many studies have demonstrated that acupuncture has notable antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, and antiapoptotic effects. However, the exact mechanism remain...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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