To participate in this study, patients will donate blood samples and agree to acupuncture treatments for approximately 8 weeks. A trained phlebotomist will schedule a time to come to your home to collect the blood samples each week, separate from your acupuncture appointments.
You will be asked to complete two types of short assessments each week. You will be asked to complete up to 9 ALSFRS-R assessments. You will also be asked to use a mobile app called SpeechAssess on a personal device to complete several short speech assessments. These will be requested three times per week for up to 10 weeks. Additionally, we will collect medical records including, but not limited to, current medications, lab tests and surgical procedures, as well as a medical history.
Blood samples from participants will be used to look for potential biomarkers.