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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    More positive results for hypnotherapy for IBS

    An earlier post summarized the positive results from a study conducted in the UK on this topic. Now a review of the literature adds further support for hypnotherapy in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

    Here are the details.

    • Over half of the trials (10 of 18) indicated a significant benefit
    • However, there is a need for a high-quality randomized placebo-controlled trial to establish the effectiveness of hypnotherapy in the management of IBS

    The researchers concluded, “This form of treatment should be restricted to specialist centers caring for the more severe forms of IBS.”

    10/10/06 19:16 JR

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