Jing Meng1, Qiang Wang2
1Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Xianyang, Shaanxi, 712046, China
2College of Acupuncture and Massage, Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Xianyang, Shaanxi, 712046, China
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease caused by the degeneration and loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta. The hallmark pathological feature is the presence of Lewy bodies consisting of abnormal aggregation of α-synuclein. This paper summarizes and analyzes the latest relevant literature at home and abroad in recent years, and finds that the pathological mechanism of Parkinson's disease is complex and can interact with each other. At present, the drugs for the treatment of PD are single and have great side effects. Surgical treatment has a certain risk and high price, while acupuncture treatment has the characteristics of good effect, low cost and no side effects, and plays a huge role in the treatment of PD.
Parkinson's disease; Pathological mechanism; Drug treatment; Acupuncture treatment
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