Volunteers are invited to participate in a study that will investigate the use of Chinese herbal medicine to relieve and improve psoriasis symptoms.
Do you or someone you know suffer from psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a skin condition consisting of rough, raised and often red rash areas known as plaques on the surface of the skin. Commonly found on the extensor areas such as the knees and elbows it can also be found in large or small amounts on the torso or other areas of the body. The rash is visually unsightly and unfortunately there is currently no cure.
Chinese herbal medicine has been used to treat psoriasis for 100s of years. Recent research suggests it may improve psoriasis symptoms complementary to current standard care.
Study recruiting now
We are recruiting volunteers to participate in the trial between March and December 2015.
RMIT University is undergoing a double blind randomised placebo controlled trial, which is considered the gold standard for evaluating an intervention. See the Australia New Zealand Clinical Trial Registry for details of the study.
The study will investigate the addition of a Chinese herbal medicine extract to topical standard care treatment for the relief of psoriasis symptoms and improvements in quality of life.
The study will include treatment over 12 weeks, followed by a further 12 week-follow up phase. 30 people with plaque type (vulgaris) psoriasis between the ages of 18 and 70 will participate.
Register your interest
If you or someone you know may be interested in participating or would like more information, please contact the trial coordinator Shefton Parker on 9925 7741 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The study is being conducted at RMIT University's Bundoora West campus.