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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    Guided imagery complements pain therapy

    Advocates of imagery contend that the imagination is a potent healer that has been overlooked by Western medicine.

    Now, a study in 44 patients treated for chronic pain reports that “guided imagery” was an effective supplement to medication therapy.

    Patients in the treated group listened to a seven-minute audio tape that helped them to relax, focus on the sensory images their pain evoked, and then guided them to change the sensory images. Unlike those in the control group, the guided imagery patients described their pain as ultimately more tolerable or easier to control.

    Photo: Tranquilities

    9/1/06 20:43 JR

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