Case Report

Acupuncture Alleviated the Nonmotor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease including Pain, Depression, and Autonomic Symptoms

Table 1

The assessment before and after two-week treatment of acupuncture.


Lower leg’s pain: VAS (right/left)70/4516/5
 Part 12113
 Part 2 1210
 Part 3 2623
Timed 3 m Up and Go38 sec, 24 steps30 sec, 20 steps
Hamilton’s depression scale (HAM-D)189

Note: the Movement Disorder Society-sponsored revision of the Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale, MDS-UPDRS.