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Effect of Electroacupuncture on Pain Threshold

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00802165
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified December 2008 by Logan College of Chiropractic.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : December 4, 2008
Last Update Posted : December 4, 2008
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Logan College of Chiropractic

Brief Summary:
This study is designed to evaluate whether or not electroacupuncture can have an effect on the pain threshold of the subject, as compared to sham treatment.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pain Device: Electroacupuncture Device: Sham electroacupuncture Phase 1

Detailed Description:
This study is utilized to evaluate the what effectiveness electroacupuncture has on pain threshold as compared to sham. The outcome measurement utilized will be a digital algometer. The electroacupuncture treatment will consist of a total of four electroacupuncture treatments stimulating acupuncture points LI4 and LI11, and will be given on the same upper extremity tested by the algometer. The algometer measurements will occur alone on the first week, prior to the treatments on the second and third week, and the final reading alone on the fourth week.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Electroacupuncture on Pain Threshold
Study Start Date : December 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date : April 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date : April 2009

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Electroacupuncture Treatment Group
Group is given a total of four electroacupuncture treatments to evaluate it's anesthetic effectiveness
Device: Electroacupuncture
Group is given a total of four electroacupuncture treatments to evaluate it's anesthetic effectiveness
Sham Comparator: Sham Treatment Group
Sham electroacupuncture treatment gives comparison to the experimental group
Device: Sham electroacupuncture
Sham electroacupuncture treatment gives comparison to the experimental group



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Digital Algometer [ Time Frame: Four Weeks ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years to 70 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Normal healthy subjects

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hypertension
  • Heart Disease
  • Pregnancy
  • No spinal manipulation or other treatment or medication that could effect pain threshold

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00802165


Contacts
Contact: John Zhang, MD, PhD 636-230-1920 ext 1920 john.zhang@logan.edu

Locations
United States, Missouri
Logan College of Chiropractic Recruiting
Chesterfield, Missouri, United States, 63006
Sponsors and Collaborators
Logan College of Chiropractic

Responsible Party: Dr. John Zhang, Logan College of Chiropractic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00802165     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SR0806080149
First Posted: December 4, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 4, 2008
Last Verified: December 2008

Keywords provided by Logan College of Chiropractic:
Asymptomatic normals