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Acupressure for the Treatment of Raynaud's Phenomenon

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Heather Gladue, DO, University of Michigan Identifier:
First received: January 18, 2013
Last updated: June 10, 2013
Last verified: June 2013
The use of acupressure will be compared to targeted Raynaud's education and will evaluate the` frequency, duration and pain of Raynaud's attacks.

Condition Intervention
Primary Raynaud's Phenomeon Other: Acupressure Other: Acupressure dilatation Behavioral: education

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Acupressure in Raynaud's Phenomenon- A Pilot Study.

Further study details as provided by Heather Gladue, DO, University of Michigan:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Decrease in number of Raynaud's attacks [ Time Frame: 1-2 years ]

Enrollment: 23
Study Start Date: January 2013
Study Completion Date: June 2013
Primary Completion Date: June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Education
target education toward Raynaud's
Behavioral: education
Active Comparator: Acupressure
acupressure- dilatation
Other: Acupressure dilatation
Active Comparator: Acupressure relaxation
acupressure relaxation protocol
Other: Acupressure

Detailed Description:
Using a Raynaud's condition score, severity of tingling, numbness and pain of attacks, the number of attacks and patient and physician visual analog scale we will assess the effect of acupressure.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • > 18 years old
  • Have Raynauds phenomenon, with at least 4 attacks in the last week
  • on stable medications
  • Willing to attend study visits

Exclusion Criteria:

  • smoker
  • have a history of stroke, heart attack or irregular heart rhythm
  • uncontrolled blood pressure
  • physical or mental illness that would interfere with participating in the study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01784354

United States, Michigan
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Michigan
  More Information

Responsible Party: Heather Gladue, DO, Principle Investigator, University of Michigan Identifier: NCT01784354     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HUM00062868
Study First Received: January 18, 2013
Last Updated: June 10, 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Raynaud Disease
Peripheral Vascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017