A systematic review by Korean authors investigating acupuncture for Parkinson’s disease, suggests it may hold promise as a useful and safe adjunctive treatment. The review examined 42 studies involving 2625 patients. Subjects treated using acupuncture alongside conventional medicine showed significant clinical improvements compared with those treated with conventional medicine alone. Electro-acupuncture appeared particularly useful. The authors state that more rigorous and well-designed placebo-controlled trials should be conducted.
(Effectiveness and safety of acupuncture in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, October 2017.)