Cardiovascular Protective Role of Laser Acupuncture in Systemic Lupus

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Cairo University (CU)

Status

Completed

Conditions

System; Lupus Erythematosus

Treatments

Device: laser application on acupoints

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT04970199
P.T.REC/012/003252

Details and patient eligibility

About

Systemic lupus erythematosus is a chronic and multisystemic autoimmune disorder which predominantly affecting women. The most common cause of death in lupus patients affected by disease for more than 5 years is cardiovascular disease due to presence of some factors as oxidative stress, pro-inflammatory cytokines , dyslipidemia, diabetes, and hypertension.

Full description

laser acupuncture (active or sham) for one month (3 days/week ) on acupoint number 14 of GV meridian, acupoint number 4 and 11 of large intestine, acupoint number 34 of gall bladder meridian, acupoint number 3 of liver meridian, acupoint number 4, 12, and 9 of conception vessel meridian, acupoint number 40, 36, and 25 of stomach meridian, acupoint number 6 of spleen meridian, and acupoint number 5 of triple energizer meridian (laser will be applied for 1 min on every acupiont) in lupus females

Enrollment

60 patients

Sex

Female

Ages

18 to 47 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • lupus females
  • 60 patients

Exclusion criteria

  • pregnancy
  • cardiovascular diseases
  • respiratory diseases

Trial design

60 participants in 2 patient groups

group 1
Active Comparator group
Description:
thirty lupus women received laser acupuncture (active) for one month (3 days week) on acupoint number 14 of GV meridian, acupoint number 4 and 11 of large intestine, acupoint number 34 of gall bladder meridian, acupoint number 3 of liver meridian, acupoint number 4, 12, and 9 of conception vessel meridian, acupoint number 40, 36, and 25 of stomach meridian, acupoint number 6 of spleen meridian, and acupoint number 5 of triple energizer meridian (laser was applied for 1 min on every acupiont).
Treatment:
Device: laser application on acupoints
group 2
Sham Comparator group
Description:
thirty lupus women received laser acupuncture (sham) for one month (3 days) on acupoint number 14 of GV meridian, acupoint number 4 and 11 of large intestine, acupoint number 34 of gall bladder meridian, acupoint number 3 of liver meridian, acupoint number 4, 12, and 9 of conception vessel meridian, acupoint number 40, 36, and 25 of stomach meridian, acupoint number 6 of spleen meridian, and acupoint number 5 of triple energizer meridian (laser was be applied for 1 min on every acupiont).
Treatment:
Device: laser application on acupoints

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