The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    The winner in CAM for 2006

    Winner: If you can stick a pin in it, researchers are eager to study acupuncture.

    Pregnancy

    • Might be a good alternative or complement to drugs to facilitate birth and provide normal delivery for women with prelabor rupture of membranes.

    Fibromyalgia

    • Successful treatment often requires combined therapies, and acupuncture should be considered.

    Chronic neck pain

    • Acupuncture added to routine care is associated with significant improvements in neck pain and disability compared to routine care alone.

    Osteoarthritis

    • Acupuncture plus routine care is associated with marked clinical improvement in patients with chronic OA-associated pain of the knee or hip.

    Post-operative nausea and vomiting

    • Guidelines by the American Society of Anesthesiologists include using acupuncture.

    Politics

    • Legislation submitted in Ontario, Canada would create a self-governing regulatory college, and restrict the practice of acupuncture to members of the profession who would be able to use title, doctor.

    12/30/06 22:07 JR

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