Acupuncture and Laser Acupoint Treatment on Hypertension

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2008 by Logan College of Chiropractic.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : April 12, 2007
Last Update Posted : January 21, 2010
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Brief Summary:
To determine the effect of acupuncture and laser acupuncture point treatment on hypertensive subjects.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hypertension Device: Laser acupoint treatment Procedure: Acupuncture Phase 1

Detailed Description:
The specific aims of the study are to test the effectiveness of acupuncture and laser acupoint on hypertension. The hypothesis is: the stimulation of a pattern of acupoints with acupuncture and laser will result in significant reductions in blood pressure. The points that are going to be used for the study are: Zusanli (St36), Tianshu (St25), Quchi (LI11).

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Acupuncture and Laser Acupoint Treatment on Hypertension
Study Start Date : February 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Acupuncture

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Acupuncture Procedure: Acupuncture
Needle acupuncture on ST36 and LI11.

Experimental: Laser Acupoint Device: Laser acupoint treatment
Other Name: Laser

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Blood pressure [ Time Frame: Pretreatment then at 2 and 4 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female over 18 and under 70 years of age with hypertension (blood pressure over 140/90 mmhg).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Individuals with heart, kidney, thyroid disorders, diabetes, chronic disease or illness, neurological diseases, skin or bleeding disorders, and currently taking drugs or medications will not be recruited in the study. A health history questionnaire will be used to screen the subjects.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00459680

United States, Missouri
Logan College of Chiropractic Recruiting
Chesterfield, Missouri, United States, 63017
Contact: John Zhang, MD, PhD    636-230-1920   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Logan College of Chiropractic
Principal Investigator: John Zhang, MD. PhD Logan College of Chiropractic

Responsible Party: John Zhang, Logan College of Chiropractic Identifier: NCT00459680     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: LCC-05-06
First Posted: April 12, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 21, 2010
Last Verified: October 2008

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases