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

This article presents a systematic review and meta-analysis of the use of acupuncture as a complementary therapy for Parkinson’s disease (PD). Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive neurodegenerative condition, and the long-term use of standard medications can lead to complications and a loss of effectiveness. Many PD patients turn to acupuncture to alleviate their symptoms.

The study included 25 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that examined the effects of acupuncture on PD symptoms. The analysis found that acupuncture, both alone and in combination with conventional treatment, was effective in relieving PD symptoms when compared to no treatment or conventional treatment alone. The evaluation used various rating scales, including the Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scales (UPDRS) and the Webster scale, and all indicated positive effects of acupuncture.

Overall, the study suggests that acupuncture can be considered as an adjunctive treatment for PD patients, particularly in combination with standard therapies. However, the authors note that further research should be conducted with rigorous methodology, both in Eastern and Western populations, to confirm these findings and provide more robust evidence.

本文對針灸作為帕金森病 (PD) 的補充療法進行了系統回顧和薈萃分析。 帕金森病是一種慢性進行性神經退行性疾病,長期使用標準藥物可能會導致並發症和療效喪失。 許多帕金森病患者轉向針灸來緩解症狀。

該研究包括 25 項隨機對照試驗 (RCT),研究針灸對 PD 症狀的影響。 分析發現,與不治療或單獨使用常規治療相比,針灸無論是單獨使用還是與常規治療相結合,都可以有效緩解帕金森病症狀。 該評估使用了各種評定量表,包括統一帕金森病評定量表(UPDRS)和韋伯斯特量表,所有評定量表都顯示了針灸的積極作用。

總體而言,該研究表明針灸可以被視為 PD 患者的輔助治療,特別是與標準療法相結合。 然而,作者指出,應該在東方和西方人群中採用嚴格的方法進行進一步的研究,以證實這些發現並提供更強有力的證據。

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