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Since there is unsatisfactory effect by currently pharmacologic therapies and preventive strategies for dysmenorrhea, this study is designed to evaluate the efficacy and quality of life of acupuncture for patients with dysmenorrhea based on the theory of traditional Chinese Medicine.
There were abundant clinical experiences and medical records for dysmenorrhea in traditional Chinese medicine. So we follow the worldly trend to do the research of integrative Chinese medicine and western medicine since WHO launched the first global strategy on traditional and complementary/alternative medicine (TM/CAM) to assist countries to create a stronger evidence base on the safety, efficacy and quality of the TM/CAM products and practices.
The purpose of our study is to create the evidence of effect on dysmenorrhea by acupuncture. The study will be performed under randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel design. The effect of acupuncture and sham group will be compared including the following outcomes: pain score (Visual Analogue Scale), quality of life (SF-36, Taiwan version), overall improvement in dysmenorrhea, adverse effects from treatment, requirements for additional medication, restriction of daily life activities, absence from work or school.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
acupuncture, MOCK TENS
National Taiwan University Hospital Yun-Lin Branch
National Taiwan University Hospital
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:05:52-0400
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