Auricular Acupuncture for Migraine

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Norton Children's Hospital, Louisville, KYMigraineAuricular Acupuncture - Other
8 - 18
All Sexes
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Study Summary

This trial will test if auricular acupuncture, a form of traditional Chinese medicine, is effective in treating migraines in children.

Eligible Conditions
  • Migraine

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 1 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 2 to 6 days

2 to 6 days
Duration of pain relief using the VAS pain scale
Baseline and 15 minutes after completion of intervention
Change in baseline pain score by a numerical self-reported visual analog pain score (VAS)

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Medication and Fluid
1 of 2
Auricular Acupuncture
1 of 2

Active Control

Experimental Treatment

80 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Auricular Acupuncture · No Placebo Group · N/A

Auricular Acupuncture
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Auricular Acupuncture · Intervention Types: Other
Medication and FluidActiveComparator Group · 4 Interventions: Ketorolac 0.5mg/kg, max 30mg, Metoclopramide 0.1 mg/kg, max 10mg, Diphenhydramine 1mg/kg, max 50mg, Normal saline fluid bolus 20mL/kg, max 1000mL · Intervention Types: Drug, Drug, Drug, Drug

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 2 to 6 days

Who is running the clinical trial?

University of LouisvilleLead Sponsor
314 Previous Clinical Trials
72,921 Total Patients Enrolled
Janice Sullivan, MDStudy DirectorUniversity of Louisville

Eligibility Criteria

Age 8 - 18 · All Participants · 1 Total Inclusion Criteria

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does Auricular Acupuncture compare to other treatments?

"Auricular Acupuncture is being trialled in 84 studies currently, 19 of which are in Phase 3. A majority of these Auricular Acupuncture clinical trials are based in Boston, yet there are 869 total locations running these medical trials." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What benefits does Auricular Acupuncture have for patients?

"Auricular Acupuncture, which is commonly used to alleviate nausea, can also be applied to other areas such as the eyes, and can be used to help with pain and gastroparesis." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Is this clinical trial only for people under 40 years old?

"According to the medical trial's inclusion criteria, participants must be aged 8 to 18 years old. Out of the 642 clinical trials searching for participants, 62 are for people under 18 and 242 are for seniors." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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