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Alternative therapies in the management of patients with Parkinson's disease

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Ángel Rafael Borja Cabrera ,
Ángel Rafael Borja Cabrera

Universidad Nacional de Chimborazo. Riobamba, Ecuador

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Valeria Isabel Espín López ,
Valeria Isabel Espín López

Universidad Técnica de Ambato. Ambato, Ecuador

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Silvia Graciela Morales Mayorga ,
Silvia Graciela Morales Mayorga

Universidad Técnica de Ambato. Ambato, Ecuador

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María Aurora Simbaña Quishpi ,
María Aurora Simbaña Quishpi

Universidad Técnica de Ambato. Ambato, Ecuador

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Carola del Rocío Cortéz Flores ,
Carola del Rocío Cortéz Flores

Universidad Técnica de Ambato. Ambato, Ecuador

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Soraya Margoth Heredia Nugra ,
Soraya Margoth Heredia Nugra

Universidad Técnica de Ambato. Ambato, Ecuador

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Abstract

Introduction: Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative pathology characterized by three motor signs: resting tremor, bradykinesia, and muscle rigidity.
Objective: To investigate the existing alternative therapies in treating and managing patients with Parkinson's disease.
Methods: Bibliographic research based on a search for information focused on alternative therapies in managing patients with Parkinson's disease. Results: The most commonly used alternative therapies for Parkinson's Disease are occupational therapy, physiotherapy, music therapy, art, and mainly physical activity such as dance, swimming, Tai Chi, Yoga, Qi Gong, and stretching.
Conclusions: Complementary or alternative therapies are a good option to improve motor and non-motor symptoms and thus provide a better quality of life in Parkinson's patients.

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Borja Cabrera Ángel R, Espín López VI, Morales Mayorga SG, Simbaña Quishpi MA, Cortéz Flores C del R, Heredia Nugra SM. Alternative therapies in the management of patients with Parkinson’s disease. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología [Internet]. 2023 Jul. 25 [cited 2024 Jul. 15];3:490. Available from: https://revista.saludcyt.ar/ojs/index.php/sct/article/view/490

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