Acupuncture Relieves Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease

Updated: Sep 29, 2019

Parkinson's Disease (PD) is the second most common progressive neurodegenerative disorder and affects more than 200,000 people in the United States.

The characteristic motor symptoms of Parkinson's include slowed movement (bradykinesia), resting tremors, and muscle rigidity. It is distinguished from essential tremors in that PD tremors worsen when at rest, whereas essential tremors are more prevalent during activity.

Studies have found that acupuncture can effectively alleviate symptoms of Parkinson's disease to make them more manageable.