Effectiveness of Press Tack Needle Acupuncture in Treating Lactation Insufficiency

U

University of Indonesia (UI)

Status

Completed

Conditions

Hypogalactia, Without Mention of Attachment Difficulty
Lactation; Insufficient, Partial

Treatments

Device: Press Tack Needle Acupuncture

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT04416880
Medical Acupuncture 2019

Details and patient eligibility

About

This study was meant to see the effectiveness of press tack needle acupuncture in improving lactation insufficiency. The acupuncture points used in this study were CV17 Danzhong and SI1 Shaoze. Press Tack Needles were placed in these acupuncture points for 7 days in hope that it will give continuous acupuncture stimulation that might help in improving lactation insufficiency with minimal side effect, less time consuming, and more efficient for the patient.

Enrollment

36 patients

Sex

Female

Ages

18 to 50 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Breastfeeding mother who suffers from lactation insufficiency
  • Breastfeeding mother from 2 weeks to 5 months post-partum
  • Breastfeeding mother with healthy baby

Exclusion criteria

  • Subject consumes drugs that are known to decrease breastmilk production
  • Subject with infection or inflammation in the intended acupuncture points
  • Subject with bleeding disorder
  • Subject consumes anticoagulant
  • Subject with known diabetic history
  • Subject with body temperature > 38 degree celcius

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Double Blind

36 participants in 2 patient groups

Press Tack Needle Acupuncture
Experimental group
Description:
Patients in this group were given seirin pyonex press tack needle treatment in the acupuncture points CV17 Danzhong and SI1 Shaoze bilateral for 7 days.
Treatment:
Device: Press Tack Needle Acupuncture
Sham Control Press Tack Needle Acupuncture
Sham Comparator group
Description:
Patients in this group were given sham treatment in the acupuncture points CV17 Danzhong and SI1 Shaoze bilateral for 7 days.
Treatment:
Device: Press Tack Needle Acupuncture

Trial contacts and locations

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