Alzheimer’s Disease

The Effectiveness and Safety of Acupuncture for Patients With Alzheimer’s Disease

A number of studies have shown that acupuncture has a positive effect on Alzheimer’s disease (AD), improving mood as well as cognitive skills.

The above research is a Meta-Analysis, which is the strongest type of research there is.  It summarises “Acupuncture may be more effective than drugs and may enhance the effect of drugs for treating AD in terms of improving cognitive function. Acupuncture may also be more effective than drugs at improving AD patients’ ability to carry out their daily lives. Moreover, acupuncture is safe for treating people with AD.”

Acupuncture Reduces Alzheimer’s Disease Brain Plaques and improves memory.

Laboratory tests confirm that electro-acupuncture causes improvements in cognitive functioning, brain plaque reduction, and restores regulation of brain neurotrophin growth factors.”

The Role of Acupuncture Improving Cognitive Deficits due to Alzheimer’s Disease or Vascular Diseases through Regulating Neuroplasticity was published in 2021 and summarises the most up-to-date and comprehensive information in biomedical language.