Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 211–212 | Cite as

Clinical Observation on Acupuncture Treatment of Parkinson’s Syndrome

  • Zou Yong
Clinical Study


Objective: To explore if the therapeutic effect can be enhanced, the dose of levodopa-like medications can be decreased and the complications can be reduced by acupuncture treatment in the patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) who took levodopa-like medications for a long time.Methods: thirty cases of the patients, most of whom were noticed with the decreased therapeutic effect and drug-induced complications, were treated by puncturing Shuigou (GV 26) and Baihui (GV 20), by reduction of Madopa dose, and the patients’ conditions and complications were evaluated six months later.Results: After treatments for six months, the physiological functions were improved and the dose of Madopa was reduced and the total effective rate was 66.7%.Conclusion: After acupuncture treatments in PD patients, the therapeutic effects of levodopa were enhanced, with its dose and complications reduced.

Key words

Acupuncture Theray Parkinson’s Disease L-Dopa 

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© Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zou Yong
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  1. 1.Acupuncture Department of Chinese Medicine HospitalTaizhou City, JiangsuP. R. China

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