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Santa Monica, California 90404


Based on the investigators clinical experience in patients with chronic disease (Hui, Hui, and Johnston, 2006; Hays et al 2005), a review of the literature (Johnston, Xiao and Hui 2007), and inspired by Vickers and colleagues (PMID: 15117996), the investigators carry out a pilot study that investigates if acupuncture combined with patient education will relieve fatigue in patients who have completed primary treatment for breast cancer.

Study summary:

Patients will be randomly assigned to one of the two groups. Our hypothesis is that patients in the acupuncture/education group will experience greater relief of fatigue than those in the standard care group.


Inclusion Criteria: 1. Patient is between 18 and 65 years of age 2. Patient has a rounded Brief Fatigue Inventory score of 4 or greater 3. Patient is in a stable clinical condition Exclusion Criteria: 1. Severe anemia (hemoglobin level less than 9 g/dL, hematocrit level less than 30, decline in hemoglobin of 2 g/dL in the previous month, or active treatment for anemia) 2. Karnofsky Performance Status below 70 3. Acupuncture treatment in the previous 6 months 4. Fatigue before cancer diagnosis 5. Patient is mentally incapacitated or unfit to provide informed consent or participate in an interview 6. Patient has the potential for serious bleeding due to inherited diseases such as hemophilia 7. Patient is taking medications that are either fatigue-inducing or have sedating properties 8. Patient is unavailable by telephone



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Ka-Kit Hui, M.D.
UCLA Center for East-West Medicine, 1033 Gayley Ave, Suite 111, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Santa Monica, California 90404
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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