Investigation of the Effectiveness of Acupuncture in Patients Diagnosed With Interstitial Cystitis

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Medipol University

Status

Enrolling

Conditions

Interstitial Cystitis
Bladder Pain Syndrome

Treatments

Other: ACUPUNCTURE

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT06232200
34043404

Details and patient eligibility

About

Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome is a non-bacterial chronic inflammatory disease of the bladder characterized by lower urinary tract symptoms such as dysuria, irritating urgency, and nocturia, as well as pelvic pain associated with bladder filling. The International Continence Society (ICS) defines bladder pain syndrome as "a complaint of suprapubic pain due to bladder filling accompanied by urinary system symptoms such as increased daytime and nighttime urinary frequency as a result of the exclusion of proven urinary infection or other obvious pathologies." Acupuncture is an important treatment method of traditional Chinese medicine that has been used for more than 2500 years and is performed by placing needles at specific points on the skin. In the literature, clinical studies have been conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture in Interstitial Cystitis and its effectiveness in relieving symptoms has been demonstrated. In the light of these data, our aim in our multi-centered study is to investigate the effectiveness of acupuncture in relieving symptoms and improving the quality of life in patients diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis. In our study, patients who applied to the Urology Clinic between 01.02.2024 and 01.07.2024 with pelvic pain or discomfort lasting more than 6 months and lower urinary tract symptoms such as frequent urination, dysuria and nocturia will be examined and evaluated with suspicion of Interstitial Cystitis diagnosis.

Enrollment

26 estimated patients

Sex

Female

Ages

30 to 65 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • who diagnosed IC/BPS
  • between 30-65 years old
  • female

Exclusion criteria

  • Patients who do not meet the IC/BPS diagnostic criteria,
  • who have previously received acupuncture treatment,
  • who have localized skin infections involving the acupuncture areas,
  • who have bleeding diathesis and who use anticoagulant drugs,
  • who cannot comply with the treatment and follow-up schedule will not be included in the study.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

26 participants in 2 patient groups

CONTROL GROUP
No Intervention group
Description:
REGULAR TREATMENT
ACUPUNCTUR GROUP
Experimental group
Description:
Acupuncture application will be performed by bilateral needling of The Sanyinjiao (SP6), Yin Ling Quan (SP9), Zu San Li, "Leg Three Mile" (ST36) , Tai Chong (LIV3), Hegu (LI4), Taixi (KID3) , Zhongliao (BL33) and Guan Yuan (CV4) acupuncture points using sterile, disposable metal acupuncture needles. The needles will remain in place for approximately 20 minutes during the treatment, a total of 8 sessions are planned, 2 per week.
Treatment:
Other: ACUPUNCTURE

Trial contacts and locations

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Central trial contact

Ali ihsan Memmi, Dr

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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