Accession Number : AD1025971


Title :   Effectiveness of Acupressure Treatment for Pain Management and Fatigue Relief in Gulf War Veterans


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,30 Sep 2015,29 Sep 2016


Corporate Author : Cleveland Clinic Cleveland United States


Personal Author(s) : Lin,Vernon


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1025971.pdf


Report Date : 01 Oct 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 5


Abstract : This study will provide symptomatic veterans with acupressure treatment and determine its effectiveness in fatigue relief and pain management for GWI disease. We plan to recruit patients who report they have symptoms of GWI through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and randomize them into acupressure group (to receive acupressure treatment) and control group (Reiki). The acupressure treatment will be offered twice per week for 6 weeks. Evaluations will be made before and after treatment, and clinical outcomes will be compared between groups (acupressure group vs control group) and between different stages (before treatment vs. after treatment) within the same group.


Descriptors :   department of veterans affairs , pain management , pain , therapeutics , intervention , Veterans (Military personnel) , diseases and disorders , headache disorders , Electroencephalography , Fatigue


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE