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KMID : 1129720110280040147
Korean Journal ofAcupuncture
2011 Volume.28 No. 4 p.147 ~ p.158
Acupuncture for Parkinson’s Disease in China
Kim Lak-Hyung

Jang In-Soo
Kang Sei-Young
Abstract
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to obtain some knowledge about the acupuncture treatments on Parkinson’s disease for the future practice and the research from the clinical studies in China.

Methods: The literatures were searched using the data base-China Academic Journals (CAJ) (1994-2011). Clinical studies of acupuncture for Parkinson’s disease such as randomized controlled trial (RCT), non-randomized controlled trial (NRCT), case series, case report were included.

Results: Of 145 articles, 52 Clinical studies met our inclusion criteria: 20 RCTs, 7 NRCTs, 22 case series and 3 case reports. Various kinds of acupuncture treatments such as scalp acupuncture, body acupuncture, abdominal acupuncture, acupoint injection, eye acupuncture and thick needle acupuncture (粗鍼) were used in the clinical studies. The treatment and control groups take Madopa Tablet (Levodopa + Benserazide HCl) in the same time in many studies, and Madopa treatment was used as a comparative treatment in the most of studies. Acupuncture treatment was done daily or 2~3 times a week for 2~20 weeks. All of studies reported high effective rate in the treatment group compared to control group.

Conclusions: The results of this study could be used for the future study about the acupuncture therapy for Parkinson’s disease.
KEYWORD
Parkinson’s disease, acupuncture, clinical study, China
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