25 Feb Continued headaches following traumatic brain injury?
This study evaluates and addresses challenges to implementing an acupuncture intervention for adults who have headaches after sustaining a moderate traumatic brain injury. Eligible participants will be recruited from Seattle and the surrounding areas to receive weekly acupuncture for 12 consecutive weeks. Participants will complete questionnaires to assess headache impact, depression, health-related quality of life, and cognitive function at the beginning of the study and every two weeks for the duration of the study.
Acupuncture is a technique in which practitioners stimulate specific points on the body—most often by inserting thin needles through the skin. It is one of the practices used in traditional Chinese medicine.
Recorded hospitalization for Traumatic Brain Injury within last 5 years
Over 18 years of age
Experiencing headaches since TBI event
Capability and willingness to attend 12 study-paid acupuncture appointments via community-based licensed acupuncture providers: Bellevue, West Seattle, Seattle, Burien, Edmonds, Kirkland & Bainbridge Island
Capability and willingness to complete 7 surveys during the 12 week consecutive treatment cycle.
Additional Study Details
Full Study Title
Acupuncture for Headache Post-Traumatic Brain Injury: A Feasibility Study
Mark D. Sodders, DAOM
Accepts Healthy Volunteers?
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 98112