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There are few studies in the treatment of hypertension employing acupuncture as a blood pressure regulating technique. The Ministry of Health synthesized the inclusion of integrative and complementary practices within the Unique Health System, such as acupuncture. Our objective is to verify the effect of the acupuncture session on hypertensive patients, measured through ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM). In this way two groups of patients will be selected in a randomized clinical trial. In the first group, Chinese traditional acupuncture will be applied and in the second group the acupuncture sham will be applied.


Clinical Trial Description

Acupuncture as therapy is the subject of conflicting opinions on its effectiveness in scientific means, because in spite of its long existence as a therapeutic tool, raises doubts on the standards of Western science model. In addition, there are few studies in the treatment of hypertension employing Acupuncture as a blood pressure regulating technique. The Ministry of Health synthesized the inclusion of integrative and complementary practices within the Unique Health System, such as Acupuncture. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes its effectiveness, having its own concept in the energy imbalance that alter the organic, mental and emotional part addressing a current issue proposing to groundbreaking research. The objective is to verify the effect of the acupuncture session on hypertensive patients, measured through ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM). In this way two groups of patients will be selected in a randomized clinical trial. In the first group, Chinese traditional acupuncture will be applied and in the second group the acupuncture sham will be applied. ;


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NCT number NCT03512106
Study type Interventional
Source Instituto de Cardiologia do Rio Grande do Sul
Contact Silvia Goldmeier, PhD
Phone +5551992431342
Email sgoldmeier@gmail.com
Status Not yet recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date June 1, 2018
Completion date June 1, 2019

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