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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    A primer on acupuncture

    Since this blog started three months ago, more than a dozen posts have been about acupuncture.

    Here is some basic information to know if you’re considering treatment by an acupuncturists. It comes from an article I wrote in 2000. Except for the conditions to treat, it’s still up-to-date.

    • What is qi?
    • Where is qi located in the body?
    • Where are meridians located?
    • What is the role of the acupoints?
    • What about the other acupuncture points?
    • How do the acupuncture needles create an electrical current?
    • How does acupuncture actually work?

    Plus some thoughts on safety.

    9/9/06 10:55 JR

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