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

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified March 2012 by Yu Tai Wai David, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Yu Tai Wai David, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01564927
First received: March 21, 2012
Last updated: March 27, 2012
Last verified: March 2012
  Purpose
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 Intervention
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
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Physiological Changes Associated With Deqi During Electroacupuncture to Right LI4 and LI11

Further study details as provided by Yu Tai Wai David, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University:

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


Estimated Enrollment: 36
Study Start Date: March 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2012
Primary Completion Date: March 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
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

  Eligibility

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
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01564927

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
  More Information

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
Study First Received: March 21, 2012
Last Updated: March 27, 2012

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

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