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 www.Vicus.com, 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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    The winner in CAM for 2006

    Winner: If you can stick a pin in it, researchers are eager to study acupuncture.

    Pregnancy

    • Might be a good alternative or complement to drugs to facilitate birth and provide normal delivery for women with prelabor rupture of membranes.

    Fibromyalgia

    • Successful treatment often requires combined therapies, and acupuncture should be considered.

    Chronic neck pain

    • Acupuncture added to routine care is associated with significant improvements in neck pain and disability compared to routine care alone.

    Osteoarthritis

    • Acupuncture plus routine care is associated with marked clinical improvement in patients with chronic OA-associated pain of the knee or hip.

    Post-operative nausea and vomiting

    • Guidelines by the American Society of Anesthesiologists include using acupuncture.

    Politics

    • Legislation submitted in Ontario, Canada would create a self-governing regulatory college, and restrict the practice of acupuncture to members of the profession who would be able to use title, doctor.

    12/30/06 22:07 JR

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