Parkinson’s disease is caused by degeneration of the brain cells which use the neurotransmitter dopamine to smooth our movement, help our learning ability and influence our mood. Currently the medication L-dopa can help reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s diseases such as tremor, rigidity, difficulty of walking and mood changes. But the medication cannot stop the degeneration of the nerve cells in the brain. When majority of the neurons lost function, the medication will not work anymore. Furthermore, the medication can have some side effect such as improper behavior.
Li Zheng, Ph. D in Neuroscience will use the latest research to explain how electrical acupuncture stimulation on ST36 and SP6 will help patients improve their motor function and learning ability by enhancing the dopamine release and synthesis. Furthermore Es on certain points can help patients reduce the fatigue and gain more energy to do physical exercise which will help improve circulation to their brain cell. Es also can help restore the homeostasis in basal ganglia circuit, which includes substantia nigra, so the brain cell function can be improved and the degeneration of the neurons can slow down. Moreover, Electrical acupuncture and herbs can reduce the inflammation of the neurons, which help slow down the degeneration of the brain cells. Dr. Li Zheng also will use most recent research to show patients which acupuncture points are most effective to improve the motor function and reduce the fatigue when electrical acupuncture can be applied. She will teach patients to press certain points daily to help reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
Dr. Li zheng will also explain what kind of diet can help reduce the inflammation in the nervous system and which herbs are more effective to help brain cells stay healthy.