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

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was 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, 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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    Polarity therapy and radiotherapy-induced fatigue

    In the Polarity model, “health is experienced when energy systems function in their natural state,” according to the “American Polarity Therapy Association (APTA).

    Sounds good. And in a study of 15 women undergoing radiation therapy for breast cancer there was a statistically significant improvement in cancer-related fatigue and health-related quality of life.

    Two sessions of polarity therapy were better than one. And one session of polarity therapy was better than none.

    Accoding to APTA, “touch, diet, movement, sound, attitudes, relationships, life experience, trauma, and environmental factors all affect the human energy field.”

    Can anyone argue against the benefits of a sympathetic ear, good counseling, and a massage? See this post for what to expect during a treatment session.
    Illustration: Mind and Body

    8/26/06 23:37 JR

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