Acupuncture in a Multidisciplinary Approach for Vulvodynia and Chronic Pelvic Pain (AMALIA)

  • End date
    Jul 14, 2025
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Medical University of Graz
Updated on 14 July 2022


Background: Vulvodynia and chronic pelvic pain (CPP) are common and challenging gynecologic pain syndromes. A multidisciplinary approach is recommended.

Study aim: To study the effectiveness of acupuncture as part of a multimodal treatment for women with vulvodynia and CPP.

Design: Randomised controlled clinical study

Study Population: Recruitment from a University outpatient clinic Study groups: Participants will be randomised (1:1)

  • Acupuncture group
  • Waiting list control group

Sample size: 68 patients

Study outcome

  • Subjective Pain Perception (VAS)
  • Health-related quality of life (questionnaires)

Condition Vulvodynia, Chronic Pelvic Pain
Treatment Acupuncture
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05324280
SponsorMedical University of Graz
Last Modified on14 July 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Women with vulvodynia and/or chronic pelvic pain of at least 6 months duration
multidisciplinary treatment for at least 3 months

Exclusion Criteria

Current malignancy
Major neurologic or psychiatric morbidity
Study participation in Lydia trial (Lasertherapy for vulvodynia)
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