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Study using non-pharmacologic method to treat IBS and functional abdominal pain disorders in female children, teens, and young adults across New York

Jeffrey Roberts

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Jeffrey Roberts


Columbia University Medical Center is conducting an approved study looking to use a non-pharmacologic method to treat irritable bowel syndrome and functional abdominal pain disorders in children, teens, and young adults. Auriculotherapy is a type of Eastern medicine acupressure that has been used for thousands of years involving the ear. The ear has nerve connections to the whole body, and therefore using non-invasive techniques can be used to treat a wide variety of problems. This study is looking to see if auriculotherapy might be used to treat abdominal pain and find areas on the ear that can later be used for treatment. This study does not provide any treatment.

They are looking for female participants with irritable bowel syndrome or functional abdominal pain between the ages of 7 to 21. They have 5 recruitment sites across New York City and scheduling is flexible. For participants who complete the study, there will be financial compensation.

The research study consists of a single 45 minute visit.

Please contact Dr. Rachel Borlack, rb3105@cumc.columbia.edu or 646-820-3195 if you are interested or have any questions.

Rachel Borlack, MD
Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York
Columbia University Medical Center




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