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To Study the Mechanisms of Acupuncture Through Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Peripheral Neurosensory Testing

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00521547
First Posted: August 28, 2007
Last Update Posted: August 28, 2007
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Information provided by:
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
  Purpose
Acupuncture may affect nerve functions. This study assesses the effect of acupuncture on both the peripheral and the central nerve systems

Condition Intervention
Healthy Procedure: Electroacupuncture

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Healthy Subject Studies to Assess the Effect of Different Electroacupuncture Parameters on Analgesia, Peripheral Sensory Thresholds and Central Pain Processing.

Further study details as provided by National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH):

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: September 2003
Study Completion Date: January 2007
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18 to 80
  • Male and female
  • No acupuncture treatment for the past 2 weeks
  • No analgesics for the past 2 weeks
  • Absence of neuropathic pain states

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of psychological illness
  • History of Claustrophobia
  • Lack of ability to understand the experimental protocol and to adequately communicate in English
  • Pregnancy
  • Pending litigation
  • History of head trauma
  • History of trauma or surgery to lower extremities and pelvic area
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00521547


Locations
United States, California
The University of California, San Diego, Medical Center
La Jolla, California, United States, 92093
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Albert Leung, M.D. University of California, San Diego
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00521547     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: K08AT001695-01 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
050557
First Submitted: August 24, 2007
First Posted: August 28, 2007
Last Update Posted: August 28, 2007
Last Verified: August 2007

Keywords provided by National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH):
Acupuncture
Analgesia
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
Neuronal Mechanisms
Quantitative Peripheral Sensory Testings
Normal Volunteers