Ear Acupuncture for Neuropathic Pain
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05052645|
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : September 22, 2021
Last Update Posted : September 22, 2021
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Neuropathic Pain||Procedure: Auricular acupuncture||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||50 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||Auricular Acupuncture in the Treatment of Neuropathic Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial|
|Estimated Study Start Date :||November 2021|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||November 2022|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||November 2022|
No Intervention: Standard of Care Group
Subjects will receive standard of care neuropathic pain treatment without acupuncture.
Experimental: Acupuncture Treatment Group
Subjects will receive acupuncture treatment in addition to to the standard of care neuropathic pain treatment.
Procedure: Auricular acupuncture
Placement of acupuncture needles in specific points on the ear in two consecutive treatments spaced 7 days apart.
- Change in self-reported neuropathic pain scores [ Time Frame: Daily during inpatient stay, approximately 7-10 days ]Measured on the numeric rating scale for pain (NRS Pain) for pain intensity using a scale of 0=no pain, 10=worst imaginable
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT05052645
|United States, Minnesota|
|Mayo Clinic in Rochester|
|Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905|
|Principal Investigator:||Tony Chon, MD||Mayo Clinic|