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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    Acupuncture and TCM now regulated in Ontario

    Last year, legislation was submitted in Ontario, Canada that would regulate acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in that province.

    The deed is done.

    The Hamilton Spectator reports. “Traditional Chinese medicine is now regulated by the province the same as doctors, nurses, and other traditional health-care professions.”

    Within two years, a new self-governing regulatory college will set standards of practice and qualifications required. Only members of the new college or other regulated health professions will be able to do acupuncture. To use the title doctor, they will have to meet set standards.

    Some acupuncturists in Toronto oppose the law mostly because it allows other health professions to practice acupuncture and TCM. But setting basic standards for medical services is a good thing.

    Wouldn’t you agree?

    1/21/07 14:19 JR

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