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Physiological Changes Associated With Deqi During Electroacupuncture to Right LI4 and LI11

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01564927
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2012 by Yu Tai Wai David, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : March 28, 2012
Last Update Posted : March 28, 2012
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Yu Tai Wai David, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Brief Summary:
The aims of the study are to investigate the physiological responses associated with deqi during stimulation of the LI11 and LI4 acupuncture points and the correlation between the intensity of the deqi sensation to such responses.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Healthy Device: Electroacupuncture to right LI4 and LI11 (ITO, EX-160) Device: Sham Electroacupuncture to knee caps Device: Sham electroacupuncture to LI4 and LI11

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 36 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Physiological Changes Associated With Deqi During Electroacupuncture to Right LI4 and LI11
Study Start Date : March 2012
Primary Completion Date : March 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2012

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Electroacupuncture to right LI4 and LI11 Device: Electroacupuncture to right LI4 and LI11 (ITO, EX-160)
Electroacupuncture at 2Hz, 0.4m/sec pulse duration
Other Name: Electroacupuncture device, ITO, EX-160, Hannover, Germany
Sham Comparator: Electroacupuncture to knee caps
Electroacupuncture to knee caps
Device: Sham Electroacupuncture to knee caps
Electroacupuncture at 2Hz, 0.4m/sec pulse duration
Placebo Comparator: Sham electroacupuncture to LI4 & LI11 Device: Sham electroacupuncture to LI4 and LI11
Electroacupuncture at 2Hz, 0.4m/sec pulse duration



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Physiological Changes Associated with Deqi during Electroacupuncture to Right LI4 and LI11 [ Time Frame: One day ]
    heart rate variability



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Normal healthy subjects who were naïve to acupuncture
  2. Able to read Chinese and no communication barrier

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Subjects with medical disorders, including neurological and psychologic disorder
  2. Use of medications that may affect the cardiovascular system within one week
  3. Subjects with painful or uncomfortable sensations of upper and lower limbs

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Contacts
Contact: David TW YU, Master 852-29586216 davidyu03@yahoo.com.hk

Locations
China, Hong Kong
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Recruiting
Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, 852
Contact: David TW Yu, Master    852-26986216    davidyu03@yahoo.com.hk   
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: David TW YU, Master Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Responsible Party: Yu Tai Wai David, Senior Physiotherapist, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01564927     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HSEARS20110510001
First Posted: March 28, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 28, 2012
Last Verified: March 2012

Keywords provided by Yu Tai Wai David, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University:
deqi electroacupuncture
BP HR HRV