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Open-label trial regarding the use of acupuncture and yin tui na in Parkinson's disease outpatients: a pilot study on efficacy, tolerability, and quality of life.
J Altern Complement Med. 2006 May; 12(4):395-9.JA

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

This study evaluates the effects of sequential tui na massage, acupuncture, and instrument-delivered qigong for patients with Parkinson disease (PD) over a 6-month period.

DESIGN

Patients received weekly treatments, which included tui na massage prior to acupuncture followed by instrument-delivered qigong. Each patient was assessed at baseline and at 6 months.

SETTING

The setting was an outpatient research/academic clinic for patients with PD and nonacademic acupuncture clinic.

SUBJECTS

Twenty-five (25) patients with idiopathic PD were the subjects.

OUTCOME MEASURES

Before and after treatment patients were evaluated with the Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS), Hoehn and Yahr Staging (H&Y), Schwab and England Activities of Daily Living (S & E), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire (PDQ-39) quality of life assessment, and patient global assessments.

RESULTS

There were no significant improvements in treatment measures; however, there was a 2.4-point worsening in UPDRS motor scores (24.0 versus 26.4, p = 0.018). There was a 16% improvement in the PDQ- 39 total score (23.2 versus 19.6, p = 0.044) and a 29% improvement in the BDI (9.6 versus 6.8, p = 0.006). Sixteen (16) patients reported moderate to marked improvement. There were no adverse effects.

CONCLUSIONS

Acupuncture is safe and well tolerated in patients with PD. Most patients reported subjective improvement. The BDI and PDQ-39 total score, measuring depression and quality of life, demonstrated some improvement, but UPDRS motor scores worsened.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of Kansas Medical Center, University of Kansas, School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Kansas City, KS 66160-7231, USA. meng@kumc.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16722790

Citation

Eng, Marty L., et al. "Open-label Trial Regarding the Use of Acupuncture and Yin Tui Na in Parkinson's Disease Outpatients: a Pilot Study On Efficacy, Tolerability, and Quality of Life." Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.), vol. 12, no. 4, 2006, pp. 395-9.
Eng ML, Lyons KE, Greene MS, et al. Open-label trial regarding the use of acupuncture and yin tui na in Parkinson's disease outpatients: a pilot study on efficacy, tolerability, and quality of life. J Altern Complement Med. 2006;12(4):395-9.
Eng, M. L., Lyons, K. E., Greene, M. S., & Pahwa, R. (2006). Open-label trial regarding the use of acupuncture and yin tui na in Parkinson's disease outpatients: a pilot study on efficacy, tolerability, and quality of life. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.), 12(4), 395-9.
Eng ML, et al. Open-label Trial Regarding the Use of Acupuncture and Yin Tui Na in Parkinson's Disease Outpatients: a Pilot Study On Efficacy, Tolerability, and Quality of Life. J Altern Complement Med. 2006;12(4):395-9. PubMed PMID: 16722790.
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