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Effects of Acupuncture on Symptoms of Stable Angina

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Brief Summary

The goal of this clinical trial is to determine if a standardized 12-point acupuncture protocol will reduce pain in participants with stable angina.

This study addresses the critical need to reduce persistent pain for angina. The investigators long-term goal is symptom management for diverse women and men with angina, targeting additional angina burden borne of social disadvantage

Participants will be randomized to a 10-acupuncture session protocol, two treatments per week for five weeks, or an attention control group. Participants will view designated, non-pain related Technology, Entertainment, Design Talks equal to the time spent receiving acupuncture (~7.5-10 hrs.).

The investigators will test the efficacy of acupuncture for stable angina/chest pain syndrome to reduce pain and symptoms, improve health-related quality of life, reduce healthcare utilization and and improve patient related health outcomes.

Primary Purpose
Treatment
Study Type
Interventional
Phase
N/A

Eligibility

Gender
All
Healthy Volunteers
No
Minimum Age
21 Years
Maximum Age
N/A

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of stable angina or chest pain syndrome for at least 1 month (pain, pressure, or discomfort in the chest or other areas of the upper body)
  • Treated with medical therapy for at least 1 month
  • Experiencing symptoms at least once per week
  • Speak and read English
  • 21 years of age minimum

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Co-morbid conditions of autoimmune dysfunction, or COPD to avoid confounding symptoms
  • Pregnancy as some acupuncture points included in the protocol are contraindicated in pregnancy
  • Physical or cognitive limitations that will prevent informed consent or completion of study tasks
  • Use of steroid or prescription analgesic medications
  • Concomitant physical therapy, biofeedback, massage, or other acupuncture

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Protocol No.
22-001111
Category
Heart/Cardiovascular Diseases
Principal Investigator
Holli DeVon
Contact
Holli DeVon
Location
  • UCLA Westwood
For Providers
NCT No.
NCT06311461
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