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Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is one of the common symptoms of women at childbearing age. The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy of acupuncture for female with non-cyclic chronic pelvic pain. A three-arm randomized controlled trial (RCT) using acupuncture, sham acupuncture and waiting list with a total sample of 150 will be conducted.

Clinical Trial Description

Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is a persistent pain in pelvis, anterior abdominal wall, lower back, or buttocks lasting at least six months. According to a WHO epidemiological study, the worldwide prevalence rate of CPP in childbearing age women was 2.1%-24%. At present, nearly 55% of the patients had unclear etiology, and there is no universally accepted diagnosis, evaluation and treatment. CPP is often associated with gynecological and non gynecological diseases, including endometriosis, abdominal visceral adhesion, myofascial pain and dysfunction, irritable bowel syndrome and interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome. CPP are also accompanied by psychological and physiological dysfunction, the most common is depression and anxiety, which seriously affects the quality of life of patients. Acupuncture may have effect on non-cyclic CPP in female, however, there is a lack of evidence of effectiveness of acupuncture. A multi-center randomized three-armed controlled trial will be conducted. The aim of this study is assess the efficacy and safety of acupuncture for female patients with non-cyclic CPP. ;

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NCT number NCT04553562
Study type Interventional
Source Guang'anmen Hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences
Contact Zhishun Liu, PhD
Phone 86-010-88002331
Status Not yet recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date December 1, 2021
Completion date December 31, 2023

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