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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    Complementary treatments for rumination

    Rumination is the voluntary or involuntary regurgitation and rechewing of partially digested food that is either reswallowed or expelled.

    Interestingly, in addition to diet, exercise, and possibly surgery, all treatments are complementary.

    • Behavior therapy
    • Biofeedback
    • Breathing exercises
    • Guided imagery
    • Self-hypnosis
    • Stress management

    Rumination disorder occurs in children and adults with mental retardation, as well as in those of normal intelligence. Among those with otherwise normal intelligence and development, rumination is most common in infants.

    The demographics of the condition are discussed here. If you need to know more, an excellent review is here.

    12/16/06 21:28 JR

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