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Electroacupuncture for motor dysfunction and constipation in patients with Parkinson's disease - Evidence Based Acupuncture


The findings of this study suggested that compared with conventional pharmacological treatment, conventional pharmacological treatment combined with electroacupuncture significantly enhances motor function and increased bowel movements in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD), electroacupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for PD.

The EA group had a greater decrease than the control group from baseline in the times for 20-m walks at weeks 16 and 24. From week 4 to week 24, the median values of spontaneous bowel movements (SBMs) per week in the EA group were higher than that in the control group, the differences were all statistically significant.

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EClinicalMedicine. 2023 Jan 13;56:101814. doi: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2022.101814

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