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Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Parkinson's Disease (PD) - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses


Parkinson's Disease (PD) - Basics

Parkinson's Disease is a type of motor system disorder, which is characterized by a decrease in dopamine-producing brain cells. The four main symptoms of PD are tremors in the legs, arms, face and jaw; limb stiffness; reduced movement; and balance and coordination problems. Secondary symptoms include problems swallowing, speaking or chewing; depression; skin and urinary issues; and trouble sleeping. Symptoms appear mild at first, but as they progress, can cause difficulty walking or completing everyday tasks.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Parkinson's Disease.


Parkinson's Disease (PD) - Diagnostic Patterns

The Chinese Medicine treatment of parkinson's disease (pd) generally involves arriving at the appropriate TCM diagnosis or pattern. This pattern within the individual is what treatment is based on not the general condition (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).

The following patterns may represent the underlying contributing factors for the development of parkinson's disease (pd):



Parkinson's Disease (PD) - Questions

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Parkinson's Disease (PD) - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (13) acupuncture points may be useful for parkinson's disease (pd). A subset of these could potentially be useful with acupressure stimulation and/or tongren therapy methods as well.

Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)






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