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Acute Effects of Acupuncture in the Response of the Median Neurodynamic Test

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02150915
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 30, 2014
Last Update Posted : September 25, 2014
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nuno Morais, Universidade do Porto

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to test whether the application of acupuncture alters the mechanical (range of elbow extension motion) and physiological (eg, intensity and onset of discomfort, tingling feeling and/or feeling of tension or restriction of movement) responses of the neurodynamic test of nerve median in asymptomatic individuals

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Other Lesions of Median Nerve Other: Acupuncture therapy (leopard spot needling technique) Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
To understand the potential of acupuncture therapy in pain syndromes that involve changes of the mechanics and physiology of the peripheral nervous system

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 32 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Acute Effects of Acupuncture in the Response of the Median Neurodynamic Test: a Randomised, Double-blind, Non-inferiority Trial
Study Start Date : May 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2014

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MedlinePlus related topics: Acupuncture
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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: new acupoint
Subjets in this arm receive acupuncture therapy in a new acupoint (leopard spot needling technique)
Other: Acupuncture therapy (leopard spot needling technique)
Comparison of the effects of a new or extraordinary acupoint versus a classical acupoint
Active Comparator: classical acupoint
Subjects in this arm receive acupuncture therapy in a classical acupoint in the pericardial conduit (leopard spot needling technique)
Other: Acupuncture therapy (leopard spot needling technique)
Comparison of the effects of a new or extraordinary acupoint versus a classical acupoint



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Elbow extension range of motion [ Time Frame: immediately after the application of acupuncture ]
    Elbow extension range of motion during the median nerve neurodynamic test is measured by means of a smartphone (iPhone 4; app Compass (native); iOS 7.1.1)



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age > 18 years-old
  • normal mobility in the joints of the upper quadrant

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pathology that may impair nerve function (eg, diabetes)
  • complaints over the past 3 months in the upper quadrant
  • significant deformities in the upper quadrant

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02150915


Locations
Portugal
Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar - Universidade do Porto
Porto, Portugal, 4050-313
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nuno Morais
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Henry J Greten, PhD Universidade do Porto - Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Nuno Morais, Master student in traditional chinese medicine, Universidade do Porto
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02150915     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MNT-ACUP-2014
First Posted: May 30, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 25, 2014
Last Verified: September 2014

Keywords provided by Nuno Morais, Universidade do Porto:
Acupoints
Acupuncture therapy
Median nerve
Biomechanics