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Effects of Acupuncture at ST36 and PC6 on Blood Pressure and Endothelial Dysfunction in Hypertensive Patients

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01002846
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2009 by Kyunghee University Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : October 27, 2009
Last Update Posted : October 27, 2009
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Kyunghee University Medical Center

Brief Summary:
This is randomised, controlled study about effects of acupuncture on blood pressure and endothelial dysfunction in stage I hypertension patient without medication. Subject will receive 8 weeks of either acupuncture or sham acupuncture, measuring FMD and blood test before and after treatment.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hypertension Procedure: acupuncture Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 32 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Acupuncture at ST36 and PC6 on Blood Pressure and Endothelial
Study Start Date : September 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Acupuncture
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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: traditional acupuncture
Procedure : ST 36 and PC 6 are selected, subject will undergo 20minute sessions twice a week for 8weeks. Disposable acupuncture needle(4cm sterilized stainless steel) will be inserted up to 1 cm depth
Procedure: acupuncture
acupuncture group : subject will undergo 20minute sessions twice a week for 8weeks. Disposable acupuncture needle(4cm sterilized stainless steel) will be inserted up to 1 cm depth sham acupuncture group : subject will undergo 20 minute. Disposable acupuncture needle(4cm sterilized stainless steel) will be inserted under 1 cm slightly.
Sham Comparator: sham acupuncture
Procedure : Beside 1cm of ST 36 and PC 6 are selected( not meridian point), subject will undergo 20 minute. Disposable acupuncture needle(4cm sterilized stainless steel) will be inserted under 1 cm slightly.
Procedure: acupuncture
acupuncture group : subject will undergo 20minute sessions twice a week for 8weeks. Disposable acupuncture needle(4cm sterilized stainless steel) will be inserted up to 1 cm depth sham acupuncture group : subject will undergo 20 minute. Disposable acupuncture needle(4cm sterilized stainless steel) will be inserted under 1 cm slightly.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To assess effects of acupuncture on endothelial function with FMD variation after 8 weeks treatments. [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To examine the effects of acupuncture on blood pressure, lipid , hsCRP level variation with ABPM after 8 weeks treatments. [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients age 18-70 diagnosed stage I hypertension ( JNC-7) without taking hypertensive medication

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Secondary hypertension
  • DM
  • History of cardiovascular disease
  • Taking hypertensive medication
  • Taking hyperlipidemic medication
  • Smoking
  • Pregnancy or feeding woman
  • Cannot follow indication or there is no agreement of patient and conservator
  • Investigator decide Inappropriate to trial

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01002846


Contacts
Contact: Hyemi Kim, OMD +82/2/440/8558 muskan0907@gmail.com
Contact: SeounUk Park, OMD +82/2/440/7151 happyomd@dreamwiz.com

Locations
Korea, Republic of
Oriental Medicine of Stroke and Nerologic center Recruiting
Seoul, South Korea, Korea, Republic of
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kyunghee University Medical Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: SeongUk Park, OMD Oriental medicine center of Stroke and Neurology

Responsible Party: Oriental Medicine of Stroke & Neurological Disorders Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01002846     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KHNMC/5H/IRB/2009/007
First Posted: October 27, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 27, 2009
Last Verified: October 2009

Keywords provided by Kyunghee University Medical Center:
Efficacy
Acupuncture
Hypertension

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypertension
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases