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.

  • Support this site

    If you found the information here helpful, please consider supporting this site.If you found the information here helpful, please consider supporting this site.

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

    Archive for September, 2013

    NCB-02 to treat ulcerative colitis

    Saturday, September 14th, 2013

    turmeric1-150x150NCB-02 is a standardized curcumin (a chemical in turmeric) preparation that has been used with positive results in an animal model of ulcerative colitis.

    Now, researchers at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, in New Delhi, tested it in people. (more…)

    Does water really improve health?

    Thursday, September 12th, 2013

    indexFirst lady, Michelle Obama tells us that drinking more water will improve the health of kids and all Americans.

    Really? Here’s what we know. (more…)

    Interaction of Ginkgo biloba with antiplatelet drugs

    Monday, September 9th, 2013

    little-guy2Back in the ‘90s there were several reports of serious interactions in people who used Ginkgo biloba with other “blood thinners” to treat peripheral vascular disease (ie, dementia and claudication).

    Researchers at Inje University College of Medicine, in Busan, Republic of Korea, evaluated the effects of G. biloba extracts on the pharmacokinetics of the antiplatelet drug cilostazol (Pletal) and its metabolites. (more…)

    TENS to reduce pain intensity in patients with tennis elbow

    Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

    tennis_elbow50People with “tennis elbow” (lateral epicondylitis) experience pain over the outer side of the elbow, which may extend down the forearm.

    Researchers at Keele University, in Staffordshire, UK, studied the response to TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) added to typical treatment. (more…)

    Effects of red ginseng extract on sleep in healthy volunteers

    Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

    ginssengThe ginseng root has been traditionally used as a sedative.

    Researchers at Kwandong University, in Gangreung, Republic of Korea studied the response to red ginseng extract by human volunteers. (more…)