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Clinical Trials

Acupuncture Treatment for Idiopathic Gastroparesis: a Pilot Study

We are currently recruiting patients with a diagnosis of gastroparesis to take part in a trial to determine if acupuncture can improve stomach emptying time.

To be eligible, you must have a diagnosis of idiopathic gastroparesis (not diabetic or surgical), had an abnormal solid phase gastric emptying scan, and have had at least 6 months of symptoms related to gastroparesis. You may not have a history of a bowel obstruction or blockage of the intestines.  For the study, you need to be able to swallow a SmartPill, and complete 5 weeks of acupuncture at our Center twice per week. You are not permitted to change your medication dosages for the duration of the trial (total 10 weeks).

For further information, please contact Aisha Craig at 410-828-3585.