Efficacy and Mechanisms of Energy Medicine to Decrease Chronic Knee Pain in Outpatient Settings

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NYU Langone Health

Status

Terminated

Conditions

Ostheoporosis of the Knee

Treatments

Procedure: Acupuncture
Procedure: Enery Medicine Intervention
Procedure: Sham Energy Medicine

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT03637595
18-00600

Details and patient eligibility

About

This study will assess the efficacy and mechanisms behind Energy Medicine in reducing chronic knee pain within an outpatient setting. This study will investigate a form of Energy Medicine (EM) performed by a natural solo practitioner, using a standard number of three sessions, which will compare to both positive and negative control groups. The positive control group will receive acupuncture and the negative control group will receive a sham intervention.

Enrollment

10 patients

Sex

Female

Ages

18 to 70 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Presence of knee pain lasting for at least six months
  • No radiation of knee pain
  • No acupuncture treatments in the previous six months
  • Failure to respond completely to the medications given by their orthopedic or pain management specialist
  • Knee pain on most days (4 out of 7 days of the week) with average self-reported severity of 4 or more out of 10 on a numeric rating scale (NRS)
  • Complaints of morning stiffness lasting less than 30 minutes
  • Not be in active physical therapy (PT) for the duration of the trial.
  • Adult patients ≥18 years of age
  • English speaking

Exclusion criteria

  • Any concurrent diagnosis of systemic disease
  • Other concurrent treatments such as massage, Acupcunture, PT or any kind of Energy Medicine
  • Bleeding disorder
  • Trypanophobia (fear of needles or injections).
  • Have medical condition that causes difficulty in saliva production/collection (i.e.: Sjogren's Syndrome)

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Single Group Assignment

Masking

Double Blind

10 participants in 3 patient groups

Positive Control Group
Active Comparator group
Description:
Acupuncture
Treatment:
Procedure: Acupuncture
Negative Control Group
Sham Comparator group
Description:
Sham Intervention
Treatment:
Procedure: Sham Energy Medicine
Energy Medicine (EM) Intervention
Experimental group
Description:
Energy Medicine by an energy medicine practitioner
Treatment:
Procedure: Enery Medicine Intervention

Trial contacts and locations

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Central trial contact

Ellison Mellor

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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