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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    Should you tell your doctor you practice yoga?

    Yes, according to Dr. Timothy McCall who is an editor on Yoga Journal.

    Even though you doctor probably doesn’t know much about yoga, there are some safety issues that deserve discussion.

    First, bring a book that illustrates the postures you typically do. This can help your physician make a more accurate assessment of risks and benefits.

    Risky conditions

    • Pregnancy
    • Strained back
    • Muscle pull
    • Sore shoulder

    Risk factors to discuss

    • Family medical history
    • A sedentary lifestyle
    • Certain medicines
    • High blood pressure
    • Certain eye problems
    • Heart disease
    • Asthma

    None of these is an absolute contraindication to yoga. They’re just considerations to ensure that you get the most out of being a yogi.

    Read Dr. McCall’s article here.

    12/31/06 11:07 JR

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