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Parkinson’s and Acupuncture

news1In our last post, we discussed the attention that Wellstream Acupuncture was getting in terms of acupuncture success in Los Angeles. We have been voted as one of the top places in the entire city. We wear that distinction like a badge of honor, because we take our job very seriously. Holistic acupuncture can change lives for the better and it’s important for us to educate the public on that important fact. Just look at the latest study about Parkinson’s disease, which shows that acupuncture can improve gait function in people with Parkinson’s.

According to MPR, “The acupuncture points used were bilateral legs, bilateral arms, posterior region of neck, and back. Acupuncture needles were inserted perpendicular to the skin surface to a depth of 10 mm. A portable gait rhythmogram was used to measure gait function. The researchers observed significant increases in gait speed, step length, floor reaction force (all P < 0.001,) and cadence (P=0.007) after acupuncture. No adverse effects related to the therapy were reported.”

While those might seem like calculus to those of you unfamiliar with acupuncture, what those numbers mean is that acupuncture is a safe and effective means to improve gait functions. The fight against Parkinson’s involves lots of research and has come a long way over the last few years, but there are always lights at the end of the tunnel, and this recent acupuncture study proves that. If you or someone you know is battling Parkinson’s, try acupuncture; it can’t hurt!

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