Acupuncture relieves pain in Parkinson’s disease by modulating specific regions of the brain

Takeaway

  • Acupuncture relieves pain in people with Parkinson’s disease by regulating several regions of the brain related to sensory and emotional dimensions.

Why this matters

    The findings could encourage people to use acupuncture as an effective and safe analgesic option to relieve Parkinson’s disease-related pain. The use of brain scans could provide imaging-based evidence for clinical improvement of acupuncture treatment strategies.