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Acupressure for the Treatment of Raynaud's Phenomenon

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: February 5, 2013
Last Update Posted: June 12, 2013
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Heather Gladue, DO, University of Michigan
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.

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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 ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): 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
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01784354     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HUM00062868
First Submitted: January 18, 2013
First Posted: February 5, 2013
Last Update Posted: June 12, 2013
Last Verified: June 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Raynaud Disease
Peripheral Vascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases