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Acupuncture may hold promise as a safe and useful adjunctive treatment for patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). A systematic review by Korean authors looked at 42 studies involving 2625 patients. Participants treated using a combination of acupuncture and conventional medication (CM) showed significant improvements in clinical rating scales for Parkinson’s compared with those treated using CM alone. The combination of electro-acupuncture or scalp electro-acupuncture with CM was also significantly superior to CM alone.

Effectiveness and safety of acupuncture in the treatment of Parkinson's disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Complement Ther Med. 2017 Oct;34:86-103.


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