Effect of Electrical Stimulation at Acupoints on Blood Pressure

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 12, 2007
Last Update Posted : August 1, 2007
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Logan College of Chiropractic

April 10, 2007
April 12, 2007
August 1, 2007
January 2007
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Blood pressure measurements.
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Effect of Electrical Stimulation at Acupoints on Blood Pressure
Pilot Study Using Electrical Stimulation on Hypertension
To determine if electrical stimulation on acupoints has any effect on hypertensive subjects.

All subjects will be assigned into control and experimental groups by a random table. The first 40 numbers in the first row will be used for the study. Subjects assigned with an odd number will be divided into the control group.

ROLE OF SUBJECTS Subjects in the experimental will receive Hans treatment for hypertension. No invasive procedures will be used for subjects in either the control and experimental groups.

This randomized controlled study will recruit hypertensive subjects into control and experimental groups using a random table. Only the subjects in the experimental group use Hans stimulation as a treatment for high blood pressure. The treatment regiment is discussed in the Treatment section in detail. The subjects in the control group will not

Phase 1
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Device: Hans unit
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June 2007
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of mild hypertension (160-140/100-90 mmHg), male and female subjects with any racial background will be invited to participate in the study.
  • All adult age groups are included in the study.
  • Subjects must sign an informed consent form.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of severe hypertension (200-161/120-101 mmHg), limited physical activity, heart failure, kidney diseases and mental diseases are excluded in the study. A questionnaire will be used in the initial patient screening.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
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United States
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Logan College of Chiropractic
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Principal Investigator: John Zhang, MD, PhD Logan University
Logan College of Chiropractic
July 2007

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