Re: PD treatments? Coenzime CQ10, stem cell treatment, and acupuncture?
1) Stem cell treatment has the potential to be very effective, but it is still in the experimental stages. Even if you can get the cell to produce dopamine, you have to get the cell to the right location, and you have to be able to turn it off.
2) Acupuncture has been studied a little bit in PD; there are no studies that have shown any benefit of acupuncture in PD. People may tell you it has helped them, but in rigorous scientific settings, no benefit has been seen.
3) CoQ10 has been shown to be beneficial. The dose that was effective was 400mg 3x/day. The benefit is modest at best, and the drug can be expensive, but it can be useful.