To observe the clinical effect of acupuncture on quiescent Crohn's disease
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|Eligible Ages||16 Years - 70 Years|
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|Shanghai Institute of Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Meridian|
The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.
|Huangan Wu, MD, PhD|
|Principal Investigator Affiliation||Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian|
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The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.
|Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Crohn Disease|
To observe the effect of acupuncture on maintaining remission of quiescent Crohn's disease
Experimental: acupuncture group
Receiving acupuncture and moxibustion treatment
Sham Comparator: sham acupuncture group
Receiving sham acupuncture and sham moxibustion treatment
Other: - acupuncture
Patients receiving acupuncture and mild moxibustion, whom were treated 3 times per week for 12 weeks and followed up for 36 weeks. Bilateral ST37, SP6, SP4, LR3, KI3, LI4 and LI11 were selected for acupuncture and CV8, CV12 and bilateral ST36 were selected for moxibustion. Hwato acupuncture device was used to blind the subjects, and had the deqi sensation. The surface temperature of acupoints was maintained at 43℃± 1℃ for moxibustion.
Other: - Sham acupuncture
Patients receiving sham acupuncture and sham mild moxibustion, whom were treated 3 times per week for 12 weeks and followed up for 36 weeks. Bilateral ST37, SP6, SP4, LR3, KI3, LI4 and LI11 were selected for acupuncture and CV8, CV12 and bilateral ST36 were selected for moxibustion. Same Hwato acupuncture device was used to blind the subjects, but do not puncturing into the skin and do not have the deqi sensation. The surface temperature of acupoints was maintained at 37℃± 1℃ for moxibustion.
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Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian
Shanghai, , 200030
Chunhui Bao, MD, PhD