Acupuncture for Chronic Pelvic Pain

  • End date
    Dec 12, 2024
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Guang'anmen Hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences
Updated on 12 April 2022


The aim of the study is to assess the effects and safety of acupuncture for moderate to severe chronic pelvic pain in women.

Condition Acupuncture, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Woman
Treatment Acupuncture, Sham acupuncture
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05223517
SponsorGuang'anmen Hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences
Last Modified on12 April 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Female patients aged between 18 and 50
Chronic pelvic pain (with or without dysmenorrhoea or dyspareunia) of at least 6 months duration
Having not used medications, other than rescue medicine, or therapies for chronic pelvic pain for at least 4 weeks before randomization, and consenting not to use throughout the process of the research
Completing Weekly Pain Diary for at least three week during the four-week run-in period, and at least two of the worst pain scoring ≥4 on the Numeric Rating Scale
Volunteering to participate the trial and signing written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria

Cyclical chronic pelvic pain, such as only with dysmenorrhea
Complex ovarian cyst
Accessory cyst >5cm
Uterine fibroids >5cm
Malignant disease
Anterior sacral neurectomy or uterine sacral nerve ablation before or scheduled in the next 6 month
Irritable bowel syndrome
Symptomatic urinary tract infection
Acute pelvic inflammation
Uncontrolled vaginitis
Lactation period, pregnancy, or fetation planned in the next 6 months
Sever disorders in heart, lung, brain, liver, kidney and hematopoietic system, or obvious psychiatric or cognitive dysfunction
Poor adherence
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