Battlefield Acupuncture for Pain in Hidradenitis Suppurativa

  • End date
    Feb 20, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Wayne State University
Updated on 10 May 2022


The investigators will investigate battlefield acupuncture as a treatment for the pain of hidradenitis suppurativa.


Participants will report their pain level daily for 4 weeks. At week 2 and 3, they will get acupuncture in the ears.

Condition Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Treatment Sham acupuncture, Battlefield Acupuncture
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04218422
SponsorWayne State University
Last Modified on10 May 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

age 18 years or older
dermatologist-confirmed diagnosis of hidradenitis suppurativa
significant pain from hidradenitis at least twice weekly
stable treatment regimen for hidradenitis during study period

Exclusion Criteria

disease or disfigurement of the ear that prevents battlefield acupuncture of the ears
other chronic pain that will interfere with the ability to rate hidradenitis pain
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