Patients Needed for Acupuncture Study

By Angela Johnson

Rush University Medical Center is currently enrolling patients in a pilot study exploring the role of acupuncture for pain management in pediatric patients.  You may be eligible to participate in this study if you are 5-20 years of age and experiencing pain.

According to research studies, 30 to 70 percent of pediatric patients with chronic illness experience pain. To help manage pain, 12 to 84 percent of pediatric patients utilize complementary medicine.

Studies demonstrate that acupuncture has been found to be helpful in reducing pain in several adult and pediatric conditions. Additionally, studies show that in pediatric patients, acupuncture is feasible and accepted as a supportive therapy, and considered safe.

To inquire about your eligibility, please contact me at (312) 563-2531 or via e-mail at angela_m_johnson@rush.edu.

Angela Johnson, MSTOM, MPH, Dipl OM, LAc, is a nationally board-certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine providing acupuncture for patients at Rush University Medical Center.