Precision Medical Diagnosis and Acupuncture Treatment for Parkinson's Disease

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Taipei Veterans General Hospital

Status

Unknown

Conditions

Parkinson Disease

Treatments

Other: Body Acupenture
Other: Scalp Acupuncture

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT03791983
2018-10-002B

Details and patient eligibility

About

This study integrates traditional Chinese medicine syndromes and pulse diagnosis, and uses laser vibration overlay and functional cerebral angiography to understand the efficacy of scalp acupuncture against Parkinson's Disease.

Full description

Traditional Chinese medicine does not have the term " Parkinson's disease". According to the symptoms of the disease, it is closer to the "Liver wind", "Vibration" and "Chatter" in Chinese medicine. Scalp needle stimulation can increase the content of dopamine in the brain and improve mitochondrial function and reduce the death of substantia nigra. This study integrates TCM syndromes and pulse diagnosis, and uses laser vibration overlay and functional brain image to understand the effect of scalp acupuncture on Parkinson's disease. The project will be carried out in two phases: the first phase is the pilot study, and 200 patients with limb shakes were collected from the neurology clinic. After the laser vibration overlay test, 20 patients with mild tremors and diagnosed as Parkinson's disease were selected. , treated by Wen's scalp acupuncture. In the second phase, 80 Parkinson patients were enrolled, randomized to the treatment group and the control group, and the changes in TCM syndrome, pulse diagnosis and Parkinson scale were compared before and after treatment, and the fMRI and vibration overlay ratios were evaluated after scalp acupuncture.

Enrollment

200 estimated patients

Sex

All

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Diagnosed as Idiopathic Parkinsonism by Neurologist
  • Have taken first line drugs more than three months
  • Did not take any acupuncture or rehabilitation
  • Voluntary

Exclusion criteria

  • Taking anticancer drug now or diagnosed as depression, psychosis or other mental illnesses
  • Medical history of stroke or dementia
  • Taking anticoagulant now or having coagulation disorders
  • Scalp infection
  • Pregnant women
  • Patient with irregular heartbeat, implanted artificial cardiac pacemaker or implanted cardioverter-defibrillator
  • Belonephobia

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

200 participants in 2 patient groups

Therapy Group
Experimental group
Treatment:
Other: Scalp Acupuncture
Control Group
Other group
Treatment:
Other: Body Acupenture

Trial contacts and locations

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Central trial contact

Fang-Pei Chen, MD

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