Last updated on December 2008

Effect of Electroacupuncture on Pain Threshold

Brief description of study

This study is designed to evaluate whether or not electroacupuncture can have an effect on the pain threshold of the subject, as compared to sham treatment.

Detailed Study Description

This study is utilized to evaluate the what effectiveness electroacupuncture has on pain threshold as compared to sham. The outcome measurement utilized will be a digital algometer. The electroacupuncture treatment will consist of a total of four electroacupuncture treatments stimulating acupuncture points LI4 and LI11, and will be given on the same upper extremity tested by the algometer. The algometer measurements will occur alone on the first week, prior to the treatments on the second and third week, and the final reading alone on the fourth week.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT00802165

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John Zhang, MD, PhD

Logan College of Chiropractic
Chesterfield, MO United States
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Recruitment Status: Open

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