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Pilot Study of Vedic Medicine for Type 2 Diabetes

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00065650
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 31, 2003
Last Update Posted : April 15, 2015
Information provided by:
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine the feasibility and effectiveness of a multimodality Vedic Medicine treatment protocol for the management of newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 Drug: Vedic Medicine Behavioral: Vedic Medicine Phase 2

Detailed Description:
Maharishi Vedic Medicine (MVM) represents a synthesis of Vedic sciences, including Ayur-Veda, into a single, comprehensive, natural approach to health care. The objectives of this phase II pilot trial are to determine the feasibility, acceptability, and safety of implementing a multi-modality MVM intervention for newly diagnosed type 2 diabetics, and to measure the impact of such a protocol on overall glycemic control.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : July 2003
Study Completion Date : January 2004

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. HbA1C [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Fasting Glucose [ Time Frame: 3 and 6 months ]
  2. Lipids [ Time Frame: 3 and 6 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion criteria:

  • Kaiser Permanente members
  • Newly diagnosed type 2 Diabetes
  • Baseline glycosylated hemoglobin level of 6.0-7.9.

Exclusion criteria:

  • Pregnancy or nursing mother
  • Currently taking warfarin
  • Diagnosis of psychotic disorder or recent hospitalization for depression
  • Unable to comply with or attend treatment sessions

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00065650

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United States, Oregon
Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97227
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Additional Information:
Publications of Results:
Other Publications:
Elder C. Application of the cooperative health care clinic model for the delivery of complementary/ alternative care. The Permanente Journal. Winter 2003; 7(1):55-60.
Elder C. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Symposium: Integrating CAM into clinical practice: The KP northwest story. The Permanente Journal, Fall 2002, 6(4):57-59

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00065650    
Other Study ID Numbers: R21AT001324-01 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: July 31, 2003    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 15, 2015
Last Verified: April 2015
Keywords provided by National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH):
Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
Vedic medicine
Transcendental Meditation
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases