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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    Tai chi and multiple sclerosis

    When tai chi is adapted to the needs of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), the slow, gentle movements help improve muscle tone.

    “Many sports and exercise programs cause the body temperature to rise, which may temporarily worsen MS symptoms. But, it turns out, many types of exercise can be adapted to enable people with MS to participate successfully. And although we would have guessed to the contrary, tai chi turns out to be one of them.”

    This and more about tai chi is discussed by Seana O’Callaghan on the National Multiple Sclerosis Society website.

    Many chapters of the National MS Society sponsor programs. An introductory review of tai chi is here.

    Illustration: Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan in the Cotswolds

    8/6/06 10:08 JR

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