Auriculotherapy in the Cares to the Premenstrual Syndrome

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University of Sao Paulo

Status and phase

Completed
Phase 2

Conditions

Premenstrual Syndrome

Treatments

Other: Auriculotherapy group

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01782040
CEP 35/2010

Details and patient eligibility

About

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a collection of physical and emotional symptoms related to a woman's menstrual cycle. These symptoms occurring only during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle that are of sufficient severity to interfere with some aspects of life of these women, reflecting also in interpersonal relationships, workplace and in their productivity. For these reasons, this research was conducted with the nursing staff of the Samaritan Hospital in order to verify the effectiveness of auricular acupuncture to alleviate some of the symptoms of PMS.

Full description

The chinese auriculotherapy is a intervention used by Chinese Traditional Medicine in order to balance the body energy and to treat several kind of diseases using semipermanent needles in specific points of the auricular pavilion.

Enrollment

40 patients

Sex

Female

Ages

21 to 44 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  1. Belong to the nursing staff
  2. Present at least one behavioral or physical symptom that is self-perceived as related to the symptoms that precede menstruation (irritability, depression, fatigue, headache, breast tenderness, swelling, anxiety, insomnia, crying spells, changes in appetite)
  3. Voluntary participation in the study
  4. Availability of time for submission to the sessions

Exclusion criteria

  1. Medical license or vacation during the period of the research.
  2. Pregnancy

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

40 participants in 2 patient groups

Control Group
No Intervention group
Description:
Control Group didn't receive any treatment and it was evaluated at the same time and the same way of interventions group
Auriculotherapy group
Experimental group
Description:
The chinese auriculotherapy is a intervention used by Chinese Traditional Medicine in order to treat several kind of diseases using semi-permanent needles in specific points of the auricular pavilion.It was used 6 points: Kidney, Liver, Stomach, Brain Stem, Ovary and Uterus point with semi-permanent needles one time per week for 8 sessions
Treatment:
Other: Auriculotherapy group

Trial contacts and locations

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