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Journal List  Medicine (Baltimore)  v.96(3); 2017 Jan  PMC5279085

Parkinson’s disease (PD) stands as the second most prevalent chronic and progressive neurodegenerative condition. Prolonged use of levodopa results in diminished efficacy and complications. Consequently, numerous PD patients seek complementary therapies to alleviate their symptoms. Among these, acupuncture emerges as a frequently employed complementary approach. This paper conducts a systematic review and meta-analysis to examine the impact of acupuncture on individuals with PD. The objective of this study is to consolidate and assess the available evidence concerning the effectiveness of acupuncture in alleviating PD symptoms.


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