The Effects of Acupuncture for Major Trauma

  • End date
    Jul 20, 2024
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Updated on 20 April 2022


Major trauma is a significant cause for morbidity and mortality in the world. After traumatic injury, the damage tissue could induce systemic inflammatory response (SIRS) and activate autonomic nervous system in response to stress, followed by compensatory anti-inflammatory response (CARS). Imbalance of SIRS and CARS may lead to organ failures, sepsis and death.


The investigators design a prospective clinical trial to investigate the efficacy of acupuncture for major trauma.

Condition Major Trauma
Treatment Laser acupuncture (LA), Sham laser acupuncture (SLA), Electroacupuncture (EA)
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04970433
SponsorChang Gung Memorial Hospital
Last Modified on20 April 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Male or female aged 20 years or older
Confirmed diagnosis of major trauma with ISS ≥ 16

Exclusion Criteria

Status epilepticus
Severe medical disease
Life threatening
Prior history of drug or alcohol dependence
Clear my responses

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