Treatment of Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease with Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Pilot Clinical Study

@inproceedings{Kum2011TreatmentOI,
  title={Treatment of Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease with Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Pilot Clinical Study},
  author={Wan Fung Kum and Siva Sundara Kumar Durairajan and Z X Bian and Sui Cheung Man and Yuen Chi Lam and Li Xia Xie and Jia Hong Lu and Yanli Wang and Xian Zhang Huang and Min Li},
  booktitle={Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM},
  year={2011}
}
The objective of this clinical study is to examine the effects of a Chinese herbal medicine formula (Jia Wei Liu Jun Zi Tang: JWLJZT) on motor and non-motor symptoms, and on complications of conventional therapy in idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD), using an add-on design. Fifty-five patients with PD were randomly allocated to receive either Chinese herbal medicine or placebo for 24 weeks. Primary outcome measure was the 39-item Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire (PDQ-39). Secondary outcome… CONTINUE READING
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