Clinical Trial 9367

Newton, MA 02458


Study Summary:

We are researchers and acupuncturists at the New England School of Acupuncture, the oldest college of acupuncture and Oriental medicine in the country. While we are not part of the military, the US Army is providing funds for this research.

The purpose of this research study is to evaluate the effect of acupuncture in the treatment of Gulf War Illness.

At NESA, we will explain the study in detail. We will ask you to sign a written statement of informed consent. You will take part in up to 52 study visits over a 6 month period.

  • Acupuncture treatments – The frequency of acupuncture will depend on what study group you are randomized to.
  • Blood sampling and completion of questionnaires at start then at two, four and six month intervals.


Qualified Participants Must:

• Have extreme fatigue, mood disturbances and joint and muscle pain
• Have been deployed to the “Gulf Theater of Operations” between August 1990 and the present. (Includes Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, the Gulf of Aden, the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, the Arabian Sea, the Red Sea, and the airspace above all of these locations)
• Time commitment to the study is six months


Qualified Participants May Receive:

Free acupuncture treatments and we will pay you $6 per visit up to $312 to reimburse you for parking.


Clinical trials are medical research studies designed to test the safety and/or effectiveness of new investigational drugs, devices, or treatments in humans. These studies are conducted worldwide for a range of conditions and illnesses. Learn more about clinical research and participating in a study at About Clinical Trials.