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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.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Oriental Medicine of Stroke and Nerologic center
Korea, Republic of
Kyunghee University Medical Center
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:22-0400
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