A Pilot Investigational Study: Treatment of Anxiety With Non-Needle Electro-Acupuncture
The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of non-needle electro-acupuncture on mild to moderate anxiety. The hypothesis is that this style of treatment will reduce state anxiety and not trait anxiety as measured by the Spielberger STAI test.
Anxiety, Mild to Moderate
Device: HANS non-needle acupuncture
Procedure: Stimulation of two acupuncture points bi-lateral
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
- Spielberger STAI test
|Study Start Date:||June 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2006|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Persistent and unrelenting stress is defined as anxiety. Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental disorders in society. The NIH estimates that nearly 200 million Americans suffer from anxiety. Anxiety disorders are associated with a lower quality of life, functional impairment and disability, and are also associated with co-morbid physical illness.
Acupuncture, one form of complementary and alternative medicine, has been used to treat anxiety. Non-needle acupuncture is one of the safest methods, with none to rare side effects. This method has been studied in China (Han 1986) and America (Ulett 1998) Pre-intervention testing, then three treatments within one week, will be followed by post intervention testing.
|United States, Missouri|
|Logan College of Chirpractic|
|Chesterfield, Missouri, United States, 63017|
|Principal Investigator:||David V. Beavers, DC||Logan College of Chiropractic|