Acupuncture and Pain Processing

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT01270607


The purpose of this study is to test the hypothesis that acupuncture will reduce Fibromyalgia pain, via alterations in the processing of pain in the central nervous system.

Official Title

Acupuncture and Pain Processing

Stanford Investigator(s)

Sean Mackey, M.D., Ph.D.
Sean Mackey, M.D., Ph.D.

Redlich Professor, Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine and, by courtesy, of Neurology


Inclusion Criteria:

   1. Age 18-50

   2. Fibromyalgia patient OR healthy control

   3. No current opioid use

   4. Patients: must have had Fibromyalgia for 6 months or longer

Exclusion Criteria:

   1. Inflammatory disorder (lupus, rheumatoid arthritis)

   2. Current untreated depression

   3. Active infection

   4. Healthy controls: pain disorder or major medical condition that in the discretion of
   the investigator interfere with the validity of the study

   5. Heart disease or use of a cardiac pacemaker


procedure: Acupuncture

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Noorulain Noor