Randomized controlled trial on the treatment for acute partial ischemic stroke with acupuncture

Completed

Phase N/A Results

Trial Description

To study the feasibility of acupuncture in combination with conventional supportive treatment for acute stroke patients.

Interventions

  • Acupuncture Device
    Intervention Desc: Acupuncture (from Lat. acus, "needle", and pungere, "prick") or in Standard Mandarin, zhe-n bia-n (a related word zhe-n jiu( refers to acupuncture together with moxibustion)[3] is a technique of inserting and manipulating fine filiform needles into specific points on the body with the aim of relieving pain and for therapeutic purposes.[4] According to acupuncture theory, these acupuncture points lie along meridians along which qi, a kind of vital energy, is said to flow.

Trial Design

Randomized, controlled trial of 30 patients.

Patient Involvement

Patients were randomly assigned to a treatment with or without acupuncture. Acupuncture was applied 3 times/week for 4 weeks.

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
No outcomes associated with this trial.