Muhammad Ali connects with Joe Frazier during the ‘Thrilla in Manila’, their epic final fight in 1975. Many have speculated that punishing bouts like this gave rise to Ali developing Parkinson’s shortly afterwards. But there are no reports of him ever having tried acupuncture as a possible form of treatment. Photo: AP

Float like a butterfly, sting like a needle: acupuncture can treat Parkinson’s, Shanghai team claim

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Muhammad Ali connects with Joe Frazier during the ‘Thrilla in Manila’, their epic final fight in 1975. Many have speculated that punishing bouts like this gave rise to Ali developing Parkinson’s shortly afterwards. But there are no reports of him ever having tried acupuncture as a possible form of treatment. Photo: AP
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