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Boston, Massachusetts 02115


Purpose:

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of acupuncture in treating women's health conditions.


Study summary:

This trial comprises three studies. In the first two studies, women will be randomly assigned to receive either real or sham acupuncture therapy. Study 1 will include women with various forms of cancer. White blood cell counts will be used to assess the effects of acupuncture on participants' immune responses. Study 2 will include women with unspecified pelvic pain and endometriosis; a self-report pain scale will be used to assess the effects of acupuncture on participants' symptoms. Study 3 will evaluate the validity and reliability of diagnoses made by Chinese medicine practitioners. In this study, a group of Chinese medicine practitioners will diagnose the same group of patients; consistency of the diagnoses will be evaluated.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria for Study 1: - Newly diagnosed ovarian cancer; primary peritoneal cancer; papillary serous cancer of the endometrium; or mixed mesodermal tumor of the uterus, ovary, or fallopian tube - Currently undergoing chemotherapy - Meet certain laboratory test requirements Inclusion Criteria for Study 2: Currently closed to recruitment - Diagnosed with endometriosis or unspecified pelvic pain Exclusion Criteria for Studies 1 and 2: - Use of white blood cell boosters - Prior radiotherapy with the exception of whole-breast irradiation for breast cancer - Prior myelotoxic chemotherapy - History of symptomatic cardiac or psychiatric disorder - Use of a pacemaker - Use of herbs or herbal supplements - Prior use of acupuncture - Enrollment in other research studies


NCT ID:

NCT00090389


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Peter Wayne, PhD
New England School of Acupuncture


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Boston, Massachusetts 02115
United States



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Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: June 25, 2018

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