Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition food allergies
Treatments naet
Sponsor National Taiwan University Hospital
Start date June 2012
End date July 2014
Trial size 80 participants
Trial identifier NCT02208414, 201111069RID

Summary

Purpose of this study is to determine whether NAET procedures are effective in the treatment of crab or shrimp allergy.

Hypothesis: experimental group will show a significant improvement over the control group in allergic symptom, serum crab- or shrimp-specific IgE and skin test for crab or shrimp extract.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking double blind (subject, investigator)
Primary purpose treatment
Arm
(Experimental)
Intervention: treated with crab and shrimp energy signature vial using NAET
naet
NAET with acupressure and/or chiropractic procedures with the participant holding crab and shrimp energy signature vial
(Placebo Comparator)
Treated with water vial
naet
NAET with acupressure and/or chiropractic procedures with the participant holding water vial

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Change from Baseline in allergic symptoms at 6 months
time frame: before NAET and 6 months after NAET

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Serum crab- or shrimp-specific IgE
time frame: before NAET, 1 month, 3 months and 6 months after NAET
Skin test
time frame: before NAET, 1 month and 6 months after NAET

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 20 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Older or equal to 20 years old - History of allergic to crab or shrimp - Positive serum crab- or shrimp-specific IgE Exclusion Criteria: - History of anaphylactic shock - On medication of anti-histamine or steroid - Pregnancy

Additional Information

Official title A Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Crab Allergy Reduction Study Using Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Techniques in NTU Campus
Principal investigator Cha Ze Lee, MD, PhD
Description Nambudripad allergy elimination techniques (NAET) were developed by Dr. Devi Nambudripad in 1983. Many patients have been relieved of allergy and allergy-related disease by this treatment. Lack of well-controlled clinical study prevents NAET from being accepted as a treatment option in current medical system. The aim of this project is to conduct a double blind-placebo controlled study of applying NAET to treat crab or shrimp allergy. The parameters to be measured are allergic symptom, crab- or shrimp-specific IgE and skin test before and after NAET treatment
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in August 2014.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by National Taiwan University Hospital.