Database: Study 10 of 17 studies  

Parkinson’s disease - EA

First author and date Wang LL 1999
Version consulted C
Condition Parkinson’s disease
Study type CT
N / Groupings 45 / (a) EA at sishencong pts (M-HN-1) (16); (b) MA at 4 guan pts (Liv3, LI4) (14); (c) control group of normal persons (15)
Type of acupuncture EA, MA
Points used group (a): sishencong * (M-HN-1); group (b): SP-6, 4 guan pts (LIV-3, LI-4) [* = EA]
Parameters used 120/min (2 Hz), continuous wave, pulse intensity to patient’s tolerance [model G-6805]
Stimulation duration 30 mins
Number of sessions no details
Follow up no details
Endpoint measure bloodflow
Outcome before acupuncture, there was a significant difference in bloodflow velocity between groups (a) and (c), (b) and (c) (p<0.01), but no difference between (a) and (b); in group (a), bloodflow velocity markedly increased in 1st 5 mins of EA; by 10 mins of EA, it began to decrease, with a slight increase after 30 mins of EA; in group (b), bloodflow velocity gradually increased in 1st 10 mins of MA, reaching a peak at around 10 mins, then deceasing and attained same velocity as in group (a); there were no siginificant differences in bloodflow velocity and Webster symptoms integral between (a) and (b) after acupuncture, but change of bloodflow and Webster symptoms integral in both groups were negatively correlated
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References Wang LL, He C, Zhao M, Liu YG, Zhuang XL [The effect of acupuncture and Moxibustion on state of blood flow in the brain of patients with Parkinson’s disease]. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion (Zhongguo Zhenjiu). 1999 Feb; 19(2): 115-117
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Data entry code JHa700