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Effects of Acupuncture at ST36 and PC6 on Blood Pressure and Endothelial Dysfunction in Hypertensive Patients

2014-08-27 03:18:22 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This is randomised, controlled study about effects of acupuncture on blood pressure and endothelial dysfunction in stage I hypertension patient without medication. Subject will receive 8 weeks of either acupuncture or sham acupuncture, measuring FMD and blood test before and after treatment.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Hypertension

Intervention

acupuncture

Location

Oriental Medicine of Stroke and Nerologic center
Seoul
South Korea
Korea, Republic of

Status

Recruiting

Source

Kyunghee University Medical Center

Results (where available)

View Results

Links

Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:22-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

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.

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