Acupuncture for Parkinson's Motor Symptoms
Last month Parkinson's News Today published an article on the use of Acupuncture to treat motor symptoms in Parkinson's patients. While the article acknowledges the need for more research and clinical trials, preliminary results were promising.
There are many techniques and types of Acupuncture than can be utilized to treat these symptoms. This article focused on the use of Bee Venom Acupuncture, though other approaches can be just as effective. At Christina Wallace Acupuncture, I most often employ a system called Scalp Acupuncture to treat Parkinson's patients. In Scalp Acupuncture, acupuncture needles are placed in the scalp directly over the region of the brain that we are trying to treat. For treating motor symptoms, the needles are placed over the motor region associated with the arms and/or legs, usually with good effect.
If you know someone with Parkinson's disease, ask them if they have considered trying acupuncture treatments. They could find relief from many of their symptoms through a safe and relaxing treatment.