Randomized Controlled Trial of Acupuncture to Treat Bell's Palsy According to Different Stages

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00608660
First received: January 4, 2008
Last updated: September 15, 2009
Last verified: September 2009
  Purpose

The purpose of this trial will certify the efficacy of using staging acupuncture and moxibustion to treat Bell's Palsy


Condition Intervention
Bell's Palsy
Other: acupuncture
Other: acupuncture and moxibustion
Other: electroacupuncture
Other: acupuncture along yangming tendons

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Studying of Acupuncture for Bell's Palsy According to Different Stages

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Further study details as provided by Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • House-Brackmann scale (Global Score) [ Time Frame: a week ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Classification Score Of Facial Paralysis Degree [ Time Frame: a week ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Facial Disability Index [ Time Frame: a week ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • WHOQOL—BREF scale [ Time Frame: two week ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • House-Brackmann scale (Regional Score) [ Time Frame: a week ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 900
Study Start Date: October 2006
Study Completion Date: September 2009
Primary Completion Date: September 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: A
staging acupuncture for treating Bell's Palsy
Other: acupuncture
staging acupuncture
Experimental: B
staging acupuncture and moxibustion for treating Bell's Palsy
Other: acupuncture and moxibustion
staging acupuncture and moxibustion
Experimental: C
staging electroacupuncture for treating Bell's Palsy
Other: electroacupuncture
staging electroacupuncture
Experimental: D
staging acupuncture along Yangming musculature for treating Bell's Palsy
Other: acupuncture along yangming tendons
staging acupuncture along Yangming musculature
Experimental: E
non-staging acupuncture for treating Bell's Palsy
Other: acupuncture
non-staging acupuncture

Detailed Description:

The result of this trial (available in 2009) aims to testify the efficacy of using staging acupuncture and moxibustion to treat Bell's Palsy, and to approach a best acupuncture treatment among these five different methods for treating Bell's Palsy

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients who meet the diagnosis, stages, location criteria
  • the first time to onset the disease
  • between 1 and 70 days with the onset time of facial palsy
  • on one side of the face paralysis
  • between 15 and 70 years old with the onset age of facial palsy
  • willing to finish the whole observation period
  • with written consent form signed by themselves.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • facial palsy caused by other disease, such as infectivity multiple radiculitis, tumor which offend temporal bone, cerebral trauma
  • facial palsy combine diabetes, the severe disease of heart vessel, cerebral vessel, liver, kidney, lung, and psychosis
  • patient with Hunt's syndrome
  • patient with facial spasm
  • pregnant women or women in lactation
  • patients are participating other clinical research
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00608660

Locations
China, Sichuan
Chengdu university of TCM
Chengdu, Sichuan, China, 610075
Sponsors and Collaborators
Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ying Li, Dr. Acupuncture&Moxibustion college of chengdu TCM
  More Information

No publications provided by Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: LiYing, Acupuncture & Tuina college of chengdu univeristy of TCM
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00608660     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2006BAI12B03
Study First Received: January 4, 2008
Last Updated: September 15, 2009
Health Authority: China: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine:
Peripheral Facial Paralysis
Acupuncture
RCT

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bell Palsy
Facial Paralysis
Cranial Nerve Diseases
DNA Virus Infections
Facial Nerve Diseases
Herpesviridae Infections
Mouth Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Paralysis
Signs and Symptoms
Stomatognathic Diseases
Virus Diseases

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