Acupuncture for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Condition||polycystic ovary syndrome|
|Treatments||acupuncture, sham acupuncture|
|Sponsor||University of Virginia|
|Start date||January 2006|
|End date||December 2009|
|Trial size||78 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT00602940, 12045, NIH R21 AT002520|
This is a randomized control trial of acupuncture for women with polycystic ovary syndrome. The study is triple-blinded.
|Intervention model||parallel assignment|
|Masking||double blind (subject, investigator, outcomes assessor)|
Active acupuncture treatment
Sham acupuncture treatment
ovulation in 2 out of 5 months of study participation
time frame: monthly
changes in follicle stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone
time frame: baseline vs. 2 months vs. 5 months
Female participants from 18 years up to 43 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: - ages 18-43 - confirmation of PCOS through the study - signed informed consent - able to receive study treatment at Virginia study sites - agree not to use hormonal medications for the 5 months of the study Exclusion Criteria: - pregnant - use of hormonal drugs 30/60 days before the study entry - acupuncture for ovulatory disorders 30 days prior to study entry
|Official title||The Influence of Acupuncture on Ovulation and Reproductive Hormones|
|Principal investigator||Lisa M Pastore, PhD|
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