Acupuncture for the Treatment of Vulvodynia

Brief Title

Acupuncture for the Treatment of Vulvodynia

Official Title

Acupuncture for the Treatment of Vulvodynia

Brief Summary

      A randomized controlled pilot study was conducted to evaluate the effect of an acupuncture
      protocol for the treatment of vulvodynia.

      Hypotheses:

        1. Acupuncture reduces vulvar pain and dyspareunia in women with vulvodynia.

        2. Acupuncture increases sexual function in women with vulvodynia.
    



Study Type

Interventional


Primary Outcome

vulvar pain

Secondary Outcome

 Dyspareunia

Condition

Vulvodynia

Intervention

Acupuncture

Study Arms / Comparison Groups

 Acupuncture
Description:  Acupuncture

Publications

* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by National Clinical Trials Identifier (NCT ID) in Medline.

Recruitment Information


Recruitment Status

Other

Estimated Enrollment

36

Start Date

February 2012

Completion Date

December 2012

Primary Completion Date

December 2012

Eligibility Criteria

        Inclusion Criteria:

          -  Previously diagnosed with either generalized vulvodynia, localized vestibulodynia, or
             both

          -  Provoked vulvodynia

          -  Unprovoked vulvodynia

          -  Women between 18 years of age and menopause

        Exclusion Criteria:

          -  Pregnancy

          -  Menopause

          -  Interstitial cystitis

          -  Irritable bowel syndrome

          -  Untreated vaginitis

          -  Cervicitis

          -  Pelvic inflammatory disease

          -  Diagnosed with other pelvic pathology causing pain

          -  Concomitantly receiving physical therapy

          -  Concomitantly receiving biofeedback,

          -  Concomitantly receiving massage

          -  Concomitantly receiving additional acupuncture.
      

Gender

Female

Ages

18 Years - N/A

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

No

Contacts

Judith M. Schlaeger, PhD, , 

Location Countries

United States

Location Countries

United States

Administrative Informations


NCT ID

NCT02197429

Organization ID

11-10-01


Responsible Party

Sponsor

Study Sponsor

Schlaeger, Judith M., CNM, LAc, PhD


Study Sponsor

Judith M. Schlaeger, PhD, Principal Investigator, 


Verification Date

July 2014