Parkinson’s disease is a progressive degenerative neurological condition in which the cells in the movement control center of the brain no longer make the neurotransmitter dopamine. Symptoms can include tremor, rigidity, slow movement, with balance and coordination problems. Scalp acupuncture can provide help with movement and balance. One of the areas treated is named for it’s effect on tremor.
There have been published studies on scalp acupuncture and Parkinson’s. Many of the studies in China have a more pragmatic design, which compares results between groups. The ideal study has yet to be done, but this analysis of many studies concluded that “The result of our systematic review and meta-analysis suggested that the effectiveness of SA for PD is promising..” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23546633