Effectiveness of Acupressure Treatment for Pain Management and Fatigue Relief in Gulf War Veterans
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Cleveland United States
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.