Parkinson’s and Acupuncture

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative condition that in the UK, affects around 16–18 in every 10,000 people. It is loss of cells in the brain that produce dopamine and results in the typical symptoms of rigidity, slow-movement, tremor and postural instability. This recent research shows promising results for acupuncture used alongside standard medication for the condition: CLICK HERE to read the research – there’s also a podcast you can listen to.

The British Acupuncture Council has also produced a very helpful fact sheet on how acupuncture may help people with this condition, backed up with relevant research trials: CLICK HERE to go to the Fact Sheets

If you or a family member is suffering with Parkinson’s and would like to explore if acupuncture might help, please contact the acupuncture practice in North Tawton: 01837 214888 or Exeter: 01392 927299

If you haven’t already, take a look at the Parkinson’s UK website: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk it has a lot of very helpful guidance and information about supporting someone with this condition.

People find acupuncture can bring relief for all sorts of health problems and find it can help to maintain overall well-being during times of heightened stress.

Please take a look at the Research Fact Sheets page, produced by the British Acupuncture Council. These fact sheets show good quality research trials, highlighting how acupuncture may be affecting the body’s nervous system, endocrine system and circulation to restore health.

If you are interested in what patients have to say about their experience of acupuncture, please read the comments on the Patient Experiences page.


Questions about specific conditions and how acupuncture may help

People find acupuncture can bring relief for all sorts of health problems and find it can help to maintain overall well-being during times of heightened stress.

Please take a look at the Research Fact Sheets page, produced by the British Acupuncture Council. These fact sheets show good quality research trials, highlighting how acupuncture may be affecting the body’s nervous system, endocrine system and circulation to restore health.

If you are interested in what patients have to say about their experience of acupuncture, please read the comments on the Patient Experiences page.

Contact Lee

If you have any questions about a condition you have and whether acupuncture may help, please contact Lee on 01837 214888 (for acupuncture in North Tawton) or 01392 927299 (for acupuncture in Exeter).