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Effectiveness of acupuncture and bee venom acupuncture in idiopathic Parkinson's disease.
Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2012 Sep; 18(8):948-52.PR

Abstract

This study aimed to explore the effectiveness of both acupuncture and bee venom acupuncture as adjuvant therapies for idiopathic Parkinson's disease. We recruited 43 adults with idiopathic Parkinson's disease who had been on a stable dose of antiparkinsonian medication for at least 1 month. They were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 groups: acupuncture, bee venom acupuncture, or control. All participants were assessed using the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale, the Parkinson's Disease Quality of Life Questionnaire, the Beck Depression Inventory, the Berg Balance Scale, and the time and number of steps required to walk 30 m. Treatment groups underwent stimulation of 10 acupuncture points using acupuncture or bee venom acupuncture twice a week for 8 weeks. The initial assessment was repeated at the completion of treatment. The control group did not receive any treatment. Participants in the bee venom acupuncture group showed significant improvement on the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (total score, as well as parts II and III individually), the Berg Balance Scale, and the 30 m walking time. When compared to the control group, the bee venom acupuncture group experienced significantly greater improvement on the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale. In the acupuncture group, the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (part III and total scores) and the Beck Depression Inventory showed significant improvement. The control group showed no significant changes in any outcome after 8 weeks. In this pilot study, both acupuncture and bee venom acupuncture showed promising results as adjuvant therapies for Parkinson's disease.

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Department of Cardiovascular and Neurologic Diseases, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22632852

Citation

Cho, Seung-Yeon, et al. "Effectiveness of Acupuncture and Bee Venom Acupuncture in Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease." Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, vol. 18, no. 8, 2012, pp. 948-52.
Cho SY, Shim SR, Rhee HY, et al. Effectiveness of acupuncture and bee venom acupuncture in idiopathic Parkinson's disease. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2012;18(8):948-52.
Cho, S. Y., Shim, S. R., Rhee, H. Y., Park, H. J., Jung, W. S., Moon, S. K., Park, J. M., Ko, C. N., Cho, K. H., & Park, S. U. (2012). Effectiveness of acupuncture and bee venom acupuncture in idiopathic Parkinson's disease. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, 18(8), 948-52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.parkreldis.2012.04.030
Cho SY, et al. Effectiveness of Acupuncture and Bee Venom Acupuncture in Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2012;18(8):948-52. PubMed PMID: 22632852.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Effectiveness of acupuncture and bee venom acupuncture in idiopathic Parkinson's disease. AU - Cho,Seung-Yeon, AU - Shim,So-Ra, AU - Rhee,Hak Young, AU - Park,Hi-Joon, AU - Jung,Woo-Sang, AU - Moon,Sang-Kwan, AU - Park,Jung-Mi, AU - Ko,Chang-Nam, AU - Cho,Ki-Ho, AU - Park,Seong-Uk, Y1 - 2012/05/24/ PY - 2011/10/01/received PY - 2012/01/19/revised PY - 2012/04/29/accepted PY - 2012/5/29/entrez PY - 2012/5/29/pubmed PY - 2013/6/19/medline SP - 948 EP - 52 JF - Parkinsonism & related disorders JO - Parkinsonism Relat Disord VL - 18 IS - 8 N2 - This study aimed to explore the effectiveness of both acupuncture and bee venom acupuncture as adjuvant therapies for idiopathic Parkinson's disease. We recruited 43 adults with idiopathic Parkinson's disease who had been on a stable dose of antiparkinsonian medication for at least 1 month. They were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 groups: acupuncture, bee venom acupuncture, or control. All participants were assessed using the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale, the Parkinson's Disease Quality of Life Questionnaire, the Beck Depression Inventory, the Berg Balance Scale, and the time and number of steps required to walk 30 m. Treatment groups underwent stimulation of 10 acupuncture points using acupuncture or bee venom acupuncture twice a week for 8 weeks. The initial assessment was repeated at the completion of treatment. The control group did not receive any treatment. Participants in the bee venom acupuncture group showed significant improvement on the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (total score, as well as parts II and III individually), the Berg Balance Scale, and the 30 m walking time. When compared to the control group, the bee venom acupuncture group experienced significantly greater improvement on the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale. In the acupuncture group, the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (part III and total scores) and the Beck Depression Inventory showed significant improvement. The control group showed no significant changes in any outcome after 8 weeks. In this pilot study, both acupuncture and bee venom acupuncture showed promising results as adjuvant therapies for Parkinson's disease. SN - 1873-5126 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22632852/Effectiveness_of_acupuncture_and_bee_venom_acupuncture_in_idiopathic_Parkinson's_disease_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1353-8020(12)00176-9 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -