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Abstract

Evaluation of Rehabilitation and MRI Results of the Combined Therapy of Bushenzhichan Formula and Needle Embedding for Parkinson?s Disease

Author(s): L. Guo, C. Zhang*, Juan Wang, J. Teng, G. Feng and Mengyan Lu
Department of Medical Imageology, Beijing Rehabilitation Hospital of Capital Medical University, Beijing 100144, China

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Department of Medical Imageology, Beijing Rehabilitation Hospital of Capital Medical University, Beijing 100144, China, E-mail: [email protected]


The present study was aimed to evaluate the rehabilitation conditions of Parkinson’s disease patients using combined therapy of Bushenzhichan formula and needle embedding and analyze the MRI test results. In this investigation, 180 Parkinson’s disease patients treated at the Beijing Rehabilitation Hospital were enrolled as study subjects. They were randomly divided into the control group and the research group, each containing 90 patients. The research group was treated with Madopar as well as combined therapy of Bushenzhichan formula and needle embedding, while the control group was given only Madopar. The rehabilitation conditions of the 2 groups were compared. The total therapeutic efficacy of the research group was higher than that of the control group (p<0.05). By comparing the UPDRS I, UPDRS II and UPDRS III scores after treatment, the research group showed significant improvement over the control group (p<0.05). Moreover, MRI results showed low signal intensity in the red nucleus and substantia nigra. There was no significant difference in the volume of red nucleus and substantia nigra between the two groups. The combined therapy of Bushenzhichan formula and needle embedding could significantly improve the therapeutic efficacy and promote recovery in Parkinson disease patients.

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