What's Alternative? What to Know about Complementary Medicine for Parkinson's

This is an archived file of an event that took place on March 16, 2017. 

This month we replayed a recording of a previously aired Third Thursdays Webinar. 

Many questions surround complementary and alternative medicine approaches to Parkinson's management. Our panelists discussed what we know and what to consider about acupuncture, herbs and vitamins, and diet, among other methods.

Title: What's Alternative? What to Know about Complementary Medicine for Parkinson's
Duration: 1 hour

Continuing Medical Education Information for Health Care Professionals

MJFF offers Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for practicing health care professionals for each Third Thursday Webinar. Click the link in the Resource List after viewing the webinar to take the post-test survey and receive your CME credit.

Reviewed for Re-release: March 6, 2017
Date of Original Release: May 21, 2015
Date Credit Expires: March 31, 2019

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to: 

  1. Define Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). 
  2. Discuss the benefits of yoga and meditation for the management of Parkinson's disease (PD). 
  3. Describe what is known about natural dietary supplements in PD. 
  4. Explain how diet can impact Parkinson's disease. 
  5. Describe why research into CAM is so difficult.

Target Audience
This educational activity is designed for primary care physicians, family practice physicians, general medicine physicians, geriatricians, general neurologists, movement disorder specialists and any other health care practitioners who manage patients with Parkinson's disease.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Oakstone Publishing, LLC and The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. The Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Oakstone Publishing, LLC has assessed conflict of interest with its faculty, authors, editors and any individuals who were in a position to control the content of this CME activity. Any identified relevant conflicts of interest were resolved for fair balance and scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity. Oakstone Publishing, LLC's planners, content reviewers, and editorial staff disclose no relevant commercial interests.

Danny Bega, MD
Instructor in Department of Neurology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Nothing to disclose

Laurie Mischley, ND, MPH, PhD candidate
Assistant Research Scientist
Bastyr University Research Institute
Nothing to disclose

Dave Iverson
Nothing to disclose


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