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
Information provided by:
Logan College of Chiropractic

Brief Summary:
To determine if electrical stimulation on acupoints has any effect on hypertensive subjects.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hypertension Device: Hans unit Phase 1

Detailed Description:

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

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Pilot Study Using Electrical Stimulation on Hypertension
Study Start Date : January 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2007

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Blood pressure measurements.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

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.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00459758

United States, Missouri
Logan University
Chesterfield, Missouri, United States, 63011
Sponsors and Collaborators
Logan College of Chiropractic
Principal Investigator: John Zhang, MD, PhD Logan University Identifier: NCT00459758     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RD0922060043
First Posted: April 12, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 1, 2007
Last Verified: July 2007

Keywords provided by Logan College of Chiropractic:
Electrical stimulation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases