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Acupuncture for the Treatment of Phantom Limb and Residual Limb Pain After Amputation

2014-07-23 21:35:07 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to identify the best treatment sequence and combination of acupuncture points for the treatment of phantom limb or residual limb pain in the traumatic/surgical amputee.

Description

The purpose of this pilot study is to identify the optimum combination of acupuncture points and treatment sequence in the treatment of post amputation limb pain in terms of the change in Phantom Limb Pain (PLP) and/or Residual Limb Pain (RLP) as measured by the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and the McGill Short Form Pain Questionnaire (SF-MPQ). Further, any side effects associated with the acupuncture treatment regimens, time requirements, and patient compliance with the treatment regimens will be estimated.

Study participants will be randomized to one of three acupuncture treatments: Chinese Scalp Acupuncture, French Auricular Acupuncture, or a combination of both.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Phantom Limb

Intervention

Acupuncture

Location

Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Washington
District of Columbia
United States
20307-5001

Status

Recruiting

Source

Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:35:07-0400

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Perception of painful and nonpainful phantom sensations that occur following the complete or partial loss of a limb. The majority of individuals with an amputated extremity will experience the impression that the limb is still present, and in many cases, painful. (From Neurol Clin 1998 Nov;16(4):919-36; Brain 1998 Sep;121(Pt 9):1603-30)

A type of massage in which finger pressure on specific body sites is used to promote healing, relieve fatigue, etc. Although the anatomical locations are the same as the ACUPUNCTURE POINTS used in ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY (hence acu-), no needle or other acupuncture technique is employed in acupressure. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed). Shiatsu is a modern outgrowth that focuses more on prevention than healing.

Analgesia produced by the insertion of ACUPUNCTURE needles at certain ACUPUNCTURE POINTS on the body. This activates small myelinated nerve fibers in the muscle which transmit impulses to the spinal cord and then activate three centers - the spinal cord, midbrain and pituitary/hypothalamus - to produce analgesia.

Acupuncture therapy by inserting needles in the ear. It is used to control pain and for treating various ailments.

Designated locations along nerves or organ meridians for inserting acupuncture needles.

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