TEAS for Dyschezia

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Dyschezia+1 More
Verum TEAS - Device
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial is testing whether electrical stimulation can help with chronic constipation, which can cause a lot of pain and problems. They hope that this will be a helpful, self-care tool for people who can't afford or don't have time for acupuncture treatments.

Eligible Conditions
  • Dyschezia
  • Constipation

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 5 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 4 weeks

4 weeks
Bristol Stool Scale
HRV Changes
Responder rate
spontaneous bowel movement (SBMs) per week

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

1 of 2
1 of 2
Active Control
Non-Treatment Group

100 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: TEAS · Has Placebo Group · N/A

ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Verum TEAS · Intervention Types: Device
ShamComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Sham TEAS · Intervention Types: Device

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 4 weeks

Who is running the clinical trial?

University of California, Los AngelesLead Sponsor
1,404 Previous Clinical Trials
6,942,347 Total Patients Enrolled
Andrew Shubov, MDPrincipal Investigator - University of California, Los Angeles
Providence Saint John's Health Center, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center
University of Southern California School Of Medicine (Medical School)
3 Previous Clinical Trials
204 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 10 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You are at least 18 years old.
You do not meet the criteria for IBS.
You have straining during more than 25% of your bowel movements.
You have a lumpy or hard stools during more than 25% of your BMs.
Manual maneuvers to facilitate >25% of BMs.

About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 10th, 2021

Last Reviewed: October 21st, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.