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Evaluation of acupuncture in the treatment of Parkinson's disease: a double-blind pilot study.
Mov Disord. 2005 Sep; 20(9):1185-8.MD

Abstract

As many as 40% of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) use some form of complementary medicine during the course of their illness, and many try acupuncture. One nonblinded study of the effects of acupuncture in PD suggested that it might be helpful for some aspects of PD. We performed a double-blind, randomized, pilot study comparing acupuncture to a control nonacupuncture procedure to determine the effects of acupuncture upon a variety of PD-associated symptoms. Fourteen patients with Stage II or III PD received acupuncture or a control nonacupuncture protocol. Before and after treatment, patients were evaluated using the Motor subscale of the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS), the Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire (PDQ-39), and the Geriatric Depression Scale. There were no statistically significant changes for the outcomes measured. In the patients who received acupuncture, nonsignificant trends toward improvement were noted in the Activities of Daily Living score of the PDQ-39, the PDQ-39 Summary Index(c) 2005 Movement Disorder Society.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bronx, New York 10468, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15884039

Citation

Cristian, Adrian, et al. "Evaluation of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease: a Double-blind Pilot Study." Movement Disorders : Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society, vol. 20, no. 9, 2005, pp. 1185-8.
Cristian A, Katz M, Cutrone E, et al. Evaluation of acupuncture in the treatment of Parkinson's disease: a double-blind pilot study. Mov Disord. 2005;20(9):1185-8.
Cristian, A., Katz, M., Cutrone, E., & Walker, R. H. (2005). Evaluation of acupuncture in the treatment of Parkinson's disease: a double-blind pilot study. Movement Disorders : Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society, 20(9), 1185-8.
Cristian A, et al. Evaluation of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease: a Double-blind Pilot Study. Mov Disord. 2005;20(9):1185-8. PubMed PMID: 15884039.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Evaluation of acupuncture in the treatment of Parkinson's disease: a double-blind pilot study. AU - Cristian,Adrian, AU - Katz,Meredith, AU - Cutrone,Eileen, AU - Walker,Ruth H, PY - 2005/5/11/pubmed PY - 2005/12/21/medline PY - 2005/5/11/entrez SP - 1185 EP - 8 JF - Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society JO - Mov. Disord. VL - 20 IS - 9 N2 - As many as 40% of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) use some form of complementary medicine during the course of their illness, and many try acupuncture. One nonblinded study of the effects of acupuncture in PD suggested that it might be helpful for some aspects of PD. We performed a double-blind, randomized, pilot study comparing acupuncture to a control nonacupuncture procedure to determine the effects of acupuncture upon a variety of PD-associated symptoms. Fourteen patients with Stage II or III PD received acupuncture or a control nonacupuncture protocol. Before and after treatment, patients were evaluated using the Motor subscale of the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS), the Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire (PDQ-39), and the Geriatric Depression Scale. There were no statistically significant changes for the outcomes measured. In the patients who received acupuncture, nonsignificant trends toward improvement were noted in the Activities of Daily Living score of the PDQ-39, the PDQ-39 Summary Index(c) 2005 Movement Disorder Society. SN - 0885-3185 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15884039/Evaluation_of_acupuncture_in_the_treatment_of_Parkinson's_disease:_a_double_blind_pilot_study_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/mds.20503 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -