Optimal Time for In-situ Dry Needling to Affect the Autonomic Nervous System
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03728751|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 2, 2018
Last Update Posted : November 2, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Healthy||Procedure: Dry needling||Not Applicable|
The purpose of this study is to determine what most optimal dry needling duration effect on the autonomic nervous system.
Design: The researchers will conduct a pilot study to assess the effect of dry needling on the autonomic nervous system
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||20 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Intervention Model Description:||Single group pre-test post test study design|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Optimal Time for In-situ Dry Needling to Affect the Autonomic Nervous System: A Pilot Study|
|Actual Study Start Date :||September 1, 2018|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||October 15, 2018|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||October 29, 2018|
Experimental: study group
Study group receiving dry needling and pupil diameter will be studied up to 23 minutes after needle placement.
Procedure: Dry needling
Paravertebral dry needling C7-T4. Total of 8 needles.
- Pupil diameter [ Time Frame: 1.) 1 minute measure will be taken after accommodation of 2 minutes to the dark environment, 2.) needle placement and an immediate 1 minute second measure, 3.) every 2 minutes a measure of 1 minute to 8 post needle measures (24 minutes) total ]Change in pupil diameter measured with automated pupillometry device from Micromedical.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03728751
|United States, Indiana|
|Integrated Therapy Practice PC|
|Hobart, Indiana, United States, 46342|
|Principal Investigator:||Rob Sillevis, PhD||Faculty|