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Acupuncture and Sleep Quality Among Patients With Parkinson Disease - Evidence Based Acupuncture


In this randomized clinical trial of 78 patients, those randomly assigned to receive real acupuncture (RA) vs sham acupuncture (SA) for 4 weeks had a statistically significant improvement in Parkinson Disease Sleep Scale scores compared with baseline. This improvement persisted for 4 weeks posttreatment in the RA group but not in the SA group. These findings suggest that acupuncture combined with the standard of care may improve sleep quality among patients with Parkinson’s Disease.

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JAMA Netw Open. 2024;7(6):e2417862. Published 2024 Jun 3. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2024.17862

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