Effect of Acupuncture on Human Brain Activity
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00079898|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 19, 2004
Last Update Posted : January 25, 2008
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Healthy||Procedure: Acupuncture||Not Applicable|
Acupuncture is emerging as an important procedure in complementary medicine. Its mechanism of action remains unclear, but research suggests that its effects are mediated through a widely connected network that is involved in the regulation of mood, behavior, and function of physiological systems. This study will use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to monitor the effects of manual acupuncture on the brain function of study participants.
Participants in this study will undergo acupuncture one needle at a time. Researchers will then ask participants questions about how they feel and will compare the sensations reported by participants to their images of brain response.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Modulatory Effect of Acupuncture on Human Brain Activity|
|Study Start Date :||July 2002|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||April 2005|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||April 2005|
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00079898
|Principal Investigator:||Kathleen Hui, MD||Massachusetts General Hospital|