Effectiveness of acupuncture for Parkinson’s disease: a systematic review.
Mov Disord. 2008;23(11):1505-1515..
Lee MS, Shin BC, Kong JC, Ernst E
Conclusions: The evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture for treating Parkinson’s disease is not convincing. The number and quality of sample size are too low to draw any firm conclusion. Further rigorous trials are warranted.
Department of Medical Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, South Korea..
Efficacy and safety of acupuncture for idiopathic Parkinson’s disease: a systematic review.
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2008;14(6):663-71.
Lam YC, Kum WF,
Durairajan SSK, Lu JH, Man SC,
Xu M, Zhang X, Huang XZ, Li M
Conclusions: There is evidence indicating the potential effectiveness of acupuncture for treating IPD. The results were limited by the methodological flaws, unknowns in concealment of allocation, number of dropouts, and blinding methods in the studies. Large, well-designed, placebo-controlled RCTs with rigorous methods of randomization and adequately concealed allocation, as well as intention-to-treat data analysis are needed.
School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong.