Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao 2004 Jan;2(1):75-7
Institute of Cardio-cerebrovascular Disease, Yueyang Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 200437, China.
Parkinson’s disease is a commonly encountered central nervous retrograde affection in elder persons. According to the theories of traditional Chinese medicine, Parkinson’s disease is characterized by deficiency in the Ben (root) and excess in the Biao (branch). The Ben (root) is insufficiency of liver and kidney and deficiency of qi and blood; and the Biao (branch) is wind, fire, phlegm and stasis. Good therapeutic effects have been obtained by treatment based on syndrome differentiation, treatment with specific prescriptions and acupuncture. The further study on literature’s, standardized criterion of symptoms differentiation and therapeutic effect determination as well as the screening and further research on the effective prescriptions and herbs should be paid more attention, meanwhile, the integration of herbs and acupuncture will be conducive to raise the therapeutic effect.