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Immediate Effects of Eurythmy Therapy on Psychophysiological Parameters

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03007251
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 2, 2017
Last Update Posted : July 19, 2017
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
University Hospital Tuebingen
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Jan Vagedes, ARCIM Institute Academic Research in Complementary and Integrative Medicine

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to investigate different effects of Eurythmy Therapy on psychological and physiological parameters of circulation and thermoregulation

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Eurythmy Therapy Other: Eurythmy Therapy Movement "R" Other: Eurythmy Therapy Movement "L" Other: Eurythmy Therapy Movement "B" Other: Normal movements during walking or standing Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 24 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Study Start Date : June 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2016

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Eurythmy Therapy Movement "R"
EYT exercise "R": Positioned between two steps and forearms parallel to the ground, the patient performs a rolling movement like wheels on a wagon. The movement is positioned below shoulder height and is initiated from the shoulder blade.
Other: Eurythmy Therapy Movement "R"
Experimental: Eurythmy Therapy Movement "L"
EYT exercise "L": In a circular and flowing movement the patient leads his hands upwards in front of his body and down again laterally. During elevation of the arms, the patient performs a small hop onto the toes and into knock knees. Lowering his arms, he releases the legs and straightens up again.
Other: Eurythmy Therapy Movement "L"
Experimental: Eurythmy Therapy Movement "B"
EYT exercise "B": The patient describes an embracing movement with both arms and the left leg while balancing on one foot. He then returns to the initial position and repeats the movement using the other leg.
Other: Eurythmy Therapy Movement "B"
Active Comparator: Normal movements during walking or standing
Control exercise: Participants slowly walk across the room, their arms swinging in a natural way. This was designed to control for the most basic upright movement, shifting thermoregulation from resting conditions to exercise conditions, triggering non-thermal factors.
Other: Normal movements during walking or standing



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pulse Wave Velocity [ Time Frame: 10 minutes after the movement exercises ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy adults 18-55 Years old, signed informed consent available

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any known diseases of the cardiovascular system, allergic reactions to electrode patches in the past, coffee, alcohol or smoking less than 3 hours prior to the study, insufficient knowledge of the German language

Responsible Party: Dr. Jan Vagedes, Director and Head of the ARCIM Institute, ARCIM Institute Academic Research in Complementary and Integrative Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03007251     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EYT_10
First Posted: January 2, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 19, 2017
Last Verified: July 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No