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UMIN ID: UMIN000001277

Registered date:30/07/2008

The effect of Acupuncture in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD Acupuncture Trial: CAT).

Basic Information

Recruitment status Complete: follow-up complete
Health condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedChronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Date of first enrollment2006/07/01
Target sample size60
Countries of recruitmentJapan
Study typeInterventional
Intervention(s)Acupuncture group once a week for 12 weeks Sham acupuncture group once a week for 12 weeks


Primary OutcomeModified Borg dyspnea scale after the 6-minute walk test.
Secondary Outcome

Key inclusion & exclusion criteria

Age minimum40years-old
Age maximumNot applicable
GenderMale and Female
Include criteria
Exclude criteria1.Patient judged to be not suitable because of existence of skin disorder by physician. 2.Those who have heart failure (The cor pulmonale is excluded), collagen disease (RA and PM/DM, etc.), malignant tumor, or severe mental disorders. 3.The patient who were in concurrent respiratory rehabilitation program.

Related Information


public contact
Name Suzuki Masao
Address Honoda Hiyoshi-cho Nantan city Kyoto Japan Japan
Telephone 0771-72-1181
Affiliation Meiji University of Integrative Medicine Department of clinical acupuncture and moxibustion
scientific contact
Name Mishima Michiaki
Address 54 Kawahara Shogoin Sakyo-ku Kyoto city Kyoto Japan Japan
Affiliation Graduate school of medicine kyoto university Department of respiratory medicine