Evidence suggests acupuncture leads to the release of endorphins, or brain chemicals that can trigger a sense of wellness, reduces inflammation in the body or increases nerve growth factors. Researchers have looked at acupuncture for its potential benefit on Parkinson’s motor symptoms as well as several non-motor symptoms.
Evidence suggests acupuncture can improve some Parkinson’s symptoms including tremor, walking difficulties and rigidity. There is increasing evidence that acupuncture may help with non-motor symptoms, such as pain, fatigue and anxiety. It can also help with sleep problems.
Many people find that acupuncture increases energy levels, induces relaxation, improves appetite, mood and sleep, as well as an overall sense of wellbeing. There is also evidence that acupuncture reduces stress levels through the release of endorphins.
Acupuncture benefits for Parkinson’s include:
• Reduce Pain
• Reduce Fatigue
• Reduce Anxiety and Depression
• Increase Energy levels
• Induce Relaxation
• Improve Appetite
• Improve Mood and Sleep