Acupuncture in Adolescent Football Players


About this study

Is it feasible to perform acupuncture in the training field after sport performance in adolescent football players? Does acupuncture provide a decrease in muscle soreness and improvement in overall sense of well-being in the adolescent football population?

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria

  1. Male or female members of the two local high school football teams
  2. Age 13-18 years
  3. No current musculoskeletal injuries
  4. Generally healthy individuals who plan to complete the season barring injury or other unexpected events

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Acupuncture treatment within the past year
  2. Known active musculoskeletal injury or condition, immunocompromised state, prosthetic heart valve, pregnancy or known history of bleeding disorder

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Marianne Luetmer, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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