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Acupuncture and Laser Acupoint Treatment on Hypertension

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified October 2008 by Logan College of Chiropractic.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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Logan College of Chiropractic Identifier:
First received: April 10, 2007
Last updated: January 20, 2010
Last verified: October 2008
To determine the effect of acupuncture and laser acupuncture point treatment on hypertensive subjects.

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

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Acupuncture and Laser Acupoint Treatment on Hypertension

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Further study details as provided by Logan College of Chiropractic:

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

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: February 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Acupuncture Procedure: Acupuncture
Needle acupuncture on ST36 and LI11.
Experimental: Laser Acupoint Device: Laser acupoint treatment
Other Name: Laser

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).

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
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: 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
  More Information

Responsible Party: John Zhang, Logan College of Chiropractic Identifier: NCT00459680     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: LCC-05-06
Study First Received: April 10, 2007
Last Updated: January 20, 2010

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