To determine the motor response of the scalp acupuncture together with the dual task therapy versus the dual task therapy alone, in patients with parkinson's disease .
28 patients with Parkinson's Disease. Hoehn and Yahr stage I, II and III; disease time between 2-13 years; all in "on" stadium; cognitive impairment was ruled out with the MOCA scale. All provided informed consent before participating in the study.
02 groups each of 14 patients. The group “A”, received SC plus ADTT ; while, the group “B” received DTT only.
In the SC , stainless steel needles were inserted into DU20, GB20, and the Chorea-Tremor Controlled Zone, 20-min, once weekly, for16 weeks.
In The DTT , the patient walking 30 minutes, 3 times per week, for 16 weeks, simultaneously, the supervisor asks questions such as: mathematical operations
To determine the motor response, an UPDRS III assessment was performed in all patients before and after treatment.
Patients was 28: 9 women, 19 men, with 61 (+-13) years of age, MoCA scores of 29 (+- 1), disease time: 7(+-5), Stages Hoehn & Yahr II the majority.
The UPDRS III scores were significantly decreased in both groups, especially in the group “A”,
In the group “A” the UPDRS III Score decreased an average of 11 points; while, in the group “B” an average of 6 points, only.
Adverse effect reported: headache
The improvement of the SC motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease are remarkable.
The reported adverse effects are minimal and the adequacy quite good.
The effect of SC should not be discussed, and although the mechanism of action has not yet been clarified.
Physician should considered SC within the protocol of treatment.
We need to have a consensus the most effective points .
CLAUDIA MEJIA ROJAS– MEDICO RESIDENTE, INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE REHABILITACION