Inspired by Brandín-de la Cruz et al 2021, Pereira et al 2021, and Park et al 2021. Dopamine – carbon (yellow), oxygen (red), nitrogen (blue) and hydrogen (gold). PD – Parkinson’s diseaseRCT – randomised controlled trialDN – dry needlingTrP – trigger point1Hz DN – insertion of the needle once every secondTUG – timed up and … Continue reading Acupuncture in PD 2021
Acupuncture PD and depression
Stimulated by Huang et al 2020. Sunset over Taipei City, Taiwan.Photo by Thomas Tucker on Unsplash. PD –Parkinson’s DiseaseLHID – Longitudinal Health Insurance Database (Taiwan)NHIRD – National Health Insurance Research Database (Taiwan)NHI – National Health Insurance (Taiwan)key to acronyms This is one of two papers from Taiwan I am highlighting on the blog this week … Continue reading Acupuncture PD and depression
Acupuncture in PD 2020
Inspired by Jang et al 2020. Image of fNIRS from Elisenicolegray on Wikipedia. PD – Parkinson’s diseasefNIRS – functional near infrared spectroscopySTRICTA – Standards for Reporting Interventions in Clinical Trials of Acupuncturekey to acronyms There is a lot of research published on acupuncture in PD, and I generally ignore it. So why did this paper … Continue reading Acupuncture in PD 2020
Epigenetics PD and medical costs
Inspired by Hong et al 2020, Deuel et al 2020, and Tsai et al 2020. PD – Parkinson's Disease Photo by Bess Hamiti on Pexels.com Before I launch into this blog, I want to clarify that the three subjects in the title are almost completely unrelated, apart from the fact that acupuncture figures in all … Continue reading Epigenetics PD and medical costs
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