23. April 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Acupuncture, Parkinsons Disease

Accumulating evidence demonstrates that acupuncture has an antioxidant effect, and can prevent oxidative stress which causes pathophysiological changes involved in various disease processes. A review by Chinese authors outlines how acupuncture can prevent oxidative damage and improve antioxidant defences via the redox system, antioxidant system, anti-inflammatory system, nervous system and other signalling pathways. This may explain the mechanism of acupuncture’s effect on diseases including vascular dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease (PD) and hypertension. (Acupuncture mechanism and redox equilibrium. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2014;2014:483294).

 

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