Ear Acupuncture for Acute Sore Throat in Patients Unable to Take Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Agents (NSAIDs)
The purpose of this study is to assess the effect of ear acupuncture alone in subjects with a contraindication to anti-inflammatory medications in the reduction of pain and hours lost from work in acute sore throat.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Ear Acupuncture for Acute Sore Throat in Patients Unable to Take Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Agents (NSAIDs)|
- Reduction in pain [ Time Frame: 5 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Does ear acupuncture alone significantly reduce pain in acute sore throat?
|Study Start Date:||October 2011|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2014|
|Primary Completion Date:||August 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: battlefield auricular acupuncture||
Device: Ear Acupuncture
Ear acupuncture utilizes up to 10 needles (see figure 6). If at any point the subject decides not to continue with the placing of the needles, the acupuncture will cease and the number of points will be documented. The ear Acupuncture points on the right ear include Cingulate gyrus, thalamus, omega 2, shen-men, point zero. The ear Acupuncture points on the left ear include Cingulate gyrus, thalamus, omega 2, shen-men, point zero (see figures 1-5).
|No Intervention: placebo|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01301482
|United States, Nevada|
|Mike O'Callaghan Federal Hosptial|
|Nellis AFB, Nevada, United States, 89191|
|Principal Investigator:||David Moss, M.D.||Mike O'Callaghan Federal Hospital/Nellis Air Force Base|