Acupuncture Therapy for COVID-Related Olfactory Loss

  • End date
    Aug 21, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Mayo Clinic
Updated on 21 March 2022


This study is looking at the role of acupuncture as a treatment for olfactory dysfunction in patients who tested positive for COVID-19.

Condition Olfactory Dysfunction, COVID-19
Treatment acupuncture therapy, budesonide, Olfactory Training
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04952389
SponsorMayo Clinic
Last Modified on21 March 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

years or older
Patients with post-viral olfactory dysfunction > 4 weeks
History of positive COVID-19 PCR

Exclusion Criteria

Less than 18 years of age
Active sinus infection
New diagnosis of untreated CRS
Prior diagnosis of dementia or Parkinson's disease
Prior head trauma or neurosurgical procedure resulting in olfactory loss
Patients who do not speak or read English
Patients unable to understand and sign the study consent
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