Skip to main content

Table 1 Summary of procedure. Treatment periods were either with sham stimulation or active current presented in a counterbalanced order across subjects

From: Effects of transcutaneous electric acupoint stimulation on drug use and responses to cue-induced craving: a pilot study

Study phase Events Notes
Baseline period Daily diaries for drug use and cravings Recorded for 1 week
Treatment 1 Two 30-minute sessions for 3 1/2 days Sessions separated by 3 to 6 hours
Cue-induced craving EEG session Event-Related Potential (ERP) recordings following neutral and drug-related cues Session began 1 hour after last Transcutaneous Electric Acupoint Stimulation (TEAS) treatment
Washout period 2 weeks in length No treatments; continue to record drug use and cravings in diaries
Treatment 2 Two 30-minute sessions for 3 1/2 days Sessions separated by 3 to 6 hours
Cue-induced craving EEG session Event-Related Potential (ERP) recordings following neutral and drug-related cues Session began 1 hour after last Transcutaneous Electric Acupoint Stimulation (TEAS) treatment