Acupuncture With Deqi And Psychological Effects in Treatment of Bell's Palsy (ADAPT)
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00685789|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 28, 2008
Last Update Posted : September 29, 2011
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Bell's Palsy||Device: acupuncture, deqi Device: acupuncture Non-manipulation|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||355 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Study of Effects of Deqi and Neuropsychological Factors on Acupuncture Effects in Treatment of Bell's Palsy|
|Study Start Date :||October 2008|
|Primary Completion Date :||October 2010|
|Study Completion Date :||December 2010|
Experimental: Acupuncture with Deqi
Needles were inserted and manipulated manually using the techniques such as lifting, thrusting, and twirling, until the internal compound sensation of soreness, numbness, fullness, aching, cool, warmth, heaviness and radiating sensation (Deqi) occurred. The needles were retained for 30 min.
Device: acupuncture, deqi
Immediately after insertion of a needle, it is manually rotated backwards and forwards to induce the deqi sensation.
Other Name: Manipulation
Active Comparator: Acupuncture without Deqi
Needles were simply inserted and retained for 30 min, without any other stimulation.
Device: acupuncture Non-manipulation
After insertion of a needle, no manipulation is applied, and the needle is retained for 30 minutes.
Other Name: Non-Manipulation
- House-Brackmann scale (HBS) [ Time Frame: 6 months after onset of symptoms ]
- facial disability index (FDI) [ Time Frame: 6 months after onset of symptoms ]
- World Health Organization Quality of Life-BREF(WHOQOL-BREF) [ Time Frame: 6 months after onset of symptoms ]
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00685789
|Institute of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine|
|Wuhan, Hubei, China, 430030|
|Principal Investigator:||Wei Wang, doctor||Tongji Hospital|