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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    Endorsement of a complementary approached to pain therapy

    Recommendations from the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) for the medical management of osteoarthritis of the hip and knee include nondrug combined with drug treatment.

    The benefits of nonpharmacologic therapy include improved pharmacologic compliance and often a reduction in the need for medication and office visits.

    “The two approaches are complementary,” according to Dr. Warren Katz from the University of Pennsylvania in a recent Medscape review. “The more severe the osteoarthritis,” he continues, “the more that nonpharmacologic therapy is needed.”

    Examples of complementary interventions cited by ACR include physical therapy range-of-motion exercises, and muscle-strengthening exercises, in addition to patient education, weight loss (if overweight), physical and occupational therapy, appropriate footwear, and assistive devices.

    7/6/06 20:12 JR

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