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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    In Ayurveda “dis” means deprived of, “ease” means Comfort

    The Second World Ayurvedic Congress ended on November 12th.

    Aleksandra Suriel, a nurse from Calgary, Albert attended. She’s a yoga teacher, and reiki master, with an interest in energy medicine. Inspired by the meeting, here’s her perspective on Ayurveda and Western medicine.

    “Our western world knows only how to cure, but doesn’t know how to live a healthy life.”

    “It’s not favored in the west as it is a life-long practice and involves life-long learning. It is very much the opposite of a western ‘quick fix’.”

    “Ayurveda mandates a life-long devotion and commitment to understanding every individual human condition fully and with great respect. The patient takes entire responsibility for his/her well-being.”

    If you have any interest in Ayurveda, it’s worthwhile reading.

    12/8/06 20:56 JR

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