Effect of Electroacupuncture on Pain Threshold

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified December 2008 by Logan College of Chiropractic.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Logan College of Chiropractic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00802165
First received: December 3, 2008
Last updated: NA
Last verified: December 2008
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

This study is designed to evaluate whether or not electroacupuncture can have an effect on the pain threshold of the subject, as compared to sham treatment.


Condition Intervention Phase
Pain
Device: Electroacupuncture
Device: Sham electroacupuncture
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Electroacupuncture on Pain Threshold

Further study details as provided by Logan College of Chiropractic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Digital Algometer [ Time Frame: Four Weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: December 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Electroacupuncture Treatment Group
Group is given a total of four electroacupuncture treatments to evaluate it's anesthetic effectiveness
Device: Electroacupuncture
Group is given a total of four electroacupuncture treatments to evaluate it's anesthetic effectiveness
Sham Comparator: Sham Treatment Group
Sham electroacupuncture treatment gives comparison to the experimental group
Device: Sham electroacupuncture
Sham electroacupuncture treatment gives comparison to the experimental group

Detailed Description:

This study is utilized to evaluate the what effectiveness electroacupuncture has on pain threshold as compared to sham. The outcome measurement utilized will be a digital algometer. The electroacupuncture treatment will consist of a total of four electroacupuncture treatments stimulating acupuncture points LI4 and LI11, and will be given on the same upper extremity tested by the algometer. The algometer measurements will occur alone on the first week, prior to the treatments on the second and third week, and the final reading alone on the fourth week.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Normal healthy subjects

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hypertension
  • Heart Disease
  • Pregnancy
  • No spinal manipulation or other treatment or medication that could effect pain threshold
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00802165

Contacts
Contact: John Zhang, MD, PhD 636-230-1920 ext 1920 john.zhang@logan.edu

Locations
United States, Missouri
Logan College of Chiropractic Recruiting
Chesterfield, Missouri, United States, 63006
Sponsors and Collaborators
Logan College of Chiropractic
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Dr. John Zhang, Logan College of Chiropractic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00802165     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SR0806080149
Study First Received: December 3, 2008
Last Updated: December 3, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Logan College of Chiropractic:
Asymptomatic normals

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