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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    The new age of polarity therapy

    Polarity is one of many new age holistic health practices. It attempts to cure disorders in mind, body and spirit, and promote “wholeness.”

    A nice idea. But there is little except faith supporting the premise. One study in a very small population of cancer patients was reviewed here.

    What can you expect during a session of polarity therapy? Touching, stretching, eating, and counseling of course.

    If you’re ready, let’s look closer at what goes on during a typical session.

    Manipulation and touch

    • To release and then block polarized blocked energy currents that cause illness
    • Includes deep pressure, manipulation, and light touch

    Stretching and postures

    • Similar to yoga
    • Shout and groan to help release tension


    • One for “cleansing”
    • Then, one for “health-building”
    • Followed by a maintenance diet
    • You might want to consult a doctor before starting this

    Mental attitude

    • Counseling
    • To balance and stabilize the mind

    Thanks to a website out of South Africa called Mind and Body ? The Complete Natural Health Directory.

    Illustration: Mind and Body

    8/27/06 14:01 JR

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