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

January 4, 2008
September 15, 2009
October 2006
September 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
House-Brackmann scale (Global Score) [ Time Frame: a week ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
House-Brackmann scale (Global Score,Regional Score) [ Time Frame: a week ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00608660 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • 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 ]
  • WHOQOL—BREF scale [ Time Frame: two week ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • facial paralysis degree score scale [ Time Frame: a week ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Facial Disability Index [ Time Frame: a week ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Electrophysiology inspection [ Time Frame: a month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Randomized Controlled Trial of Acupuncture to Treat Bell's Palsy According to Different Stages
Studying of Acupuncture for Bell's Palsy According to Different Stages

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

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

Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Bell's Palsy
  • Other: acupuncture
    staging acupuncture
  • Other: acupuncture and moxibustion
    staging acupuncture and moxibustion
  • Other: electroacupuncture
    staging electroacupuncture
  • Other: acupuncture along yangming tendons
    staging acupuncture along Yangming musculature
  • Other: acupuncture
    non-staging acupuncture
  • Experimental: A
    staging acupuncture for treating Bell's Palsy
    Intervention: Other: acupuncture
  • Experimental: B
    staging acupuncture and moxibustion for treating Bell's Palsy
    Intervention: Other: acupuncture and moxibustion
  • Experimental: C
    staging electroacupuncture for treating Bell's Palsy
    Intervention: Other: electroacupuncture
  • Experimental: D
    staging acupuncture along Yangming musculature for treating Bell's Palsy
    Intervention: Other: acupuncture along yangming tendons
  • Experimental: E
    non-staging acupuncture for treating Bell's Palsy
    Intervention: Other: acupuncture
Zhao L, Zhang FW, Li Y, Wu X, Zheng H, Cheng LH, Liang FR. Adverse events associated with acupuncture: three multicentre randomized controlled trials of 1968 cases in China. Trials. 2011 Mar 24;12:87. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-12-87.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
900
September 2009
September 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

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
Both
15 Years to 70 Years
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
China
 
NCT00608660
2006BAI12B03
Yes
LiYing, Acupuncture & Tuina college of chengdu univeristy of TCM
Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
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Principal Investigator: Ying Li, Dr. Acupuncture&Moxibustion college of chengdu TCM
Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
September 2009

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