← Back to Search

Electro-Acupuncture (EA) Procedure for Pain Management(PEACE Trial)

Waitlist Available
Led By Jun Mao, MD, MSCE
Research Sponsored by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Having a pain rating of 4 or greater in worst pain on a 1-10 numerical rating scale in the preceding week (Patients with a neuropathic component to their pain that involves the extremities or back will be eligible)
Having had pain for at least 3 months and at least 15 days with pain in the preceding 30 days
Must not have
Be younger than 18 years old
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up12 weeks
Awards & highlights
No Placebo-Only Group

PEACE Trial Summary

This trial is studying two types of acupuncture compared to usual care on treating chronic pain.

Eligible Conditions
  • Pain Management
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Chronic Pain

PEACE Trial Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You will be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
You have been experiencing pain in the past week that rates a 4 or higher on a scale of 1-10, except if your pain is caused by nerve damage in your arms, legs, or back.
You have experienced pain for at least 3 months, and have had pain on at least 15 days in the last 30 days.
You experience pain in your muscles or bones, including your joints, limbs, back, or neck. This also includes more widespread pain syndromes like fibromyalgia.

PEACE Trial Timeline

Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~12 weeks
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and 12 weeks for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Pain intensity and pain interference will be measured by using the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) measure.

Awards & Highlights

No Placebo-Only Group
All patients enrolled in this study will receive some form of active treatment.

PEACE Trial Design

3Treatment groups
Active Control
Group I: Electro-Acupuncture (EA) ProcedureActive Control1 Intervention
Participants will receive 10 treatment of EA acupuncture over the course of 10 weeks (with a maximum of 2 treatments per week).
Group II: Battle Field Acupuncture (BFA) ProcedureActive Control1 Intervention
Participants will receive 10 treatment of BFA acupuncture over the course of 10 weeks (with a maximum of 2 treatments per week).
Group III: Wait List Control (WLC) Usual Care ProcedureActive Control3 Interventions
Subjects in the WLC group continue to receive their standard medical care and pain management as prescribed by their physicians or other health care providers, including analgesic medications. After the 12 week follow up period, patients in the WLC will receive up to ten treatments of either EA or BFA based on their personal preference.

Find a Location

Who is running the clinical trial?

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterLead Sponsor
1,909 Previous Clinical Trials
588,534 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Pain Management
231 Patients Enrolled for Pain Management
Jun Mao, MD, MSCEPrincipal InvestigatorMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
9 Previous Clinical Trials
1,614 Total Patients Enrolled

Media Library

Battle Field Acupuncture Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT02979574 — N/A
Pain Management Research Study Groups: Electro-Acupuncture (EA) Procedure, Battle Field Acupuncture (BFA) Procedure, Wait List Control (WLC) Usual Care Procedure
Pain Management Clinical Trial 2023: Battle Field Acupuncture Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT02979574 — N/A
Battle Field Acupuncture 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT02979574 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What are the venues in which this clinical trial is being conducted?

"Presently, this clinical trial is running in 7 different medical centers such as Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New Yorkg Cancer Center in New York, Memorial Sloan Kettering Bergen in Montvale, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Monmouth in Middletown. Additionally, there are several other locales that are involved with the study."

Answered by AI

Is this medical research recruiting participants?

"As indicated on clinicaltrials.gov, this particular medical study is not currently recruiting patients. The project was first announced in November 2016 and the listing was last amended in December 2022; however, there are other 555 studies that presently need volunteers."

Answered by AI

Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
New Jersey
New York
How old are they?
18 - 65
What site did they apply to?
Memorial Sloan Kettering Basking Ridge
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Met criteria
~45 spots leftby Nov 2024