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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    The hypnosis primer

    You’re growing tired.

    Your eyelids are getting heavy.

    You’re feeling verrry sleepy.

    “It has taken centuries for medical hypnosis to regain credibility,” says Penn State psychology professor William Ray.

    Now, has posted a common sense article.

    My favorite section is the “myths about hypnosis.”

    • When you’re under hypnosis, you don’t lose your personality, free will, or personal strength.
    • The hypnotherapist doesn’t control you.
    • Most people remember everything that occurred under hypnosis.
    • You cannot be put under hypnosis unless you consent.

    Other topics covered in the article.

    • What is hypnosis?
    • Who is hypnosis for?
    • Types of hypnosis
    • How to choose a qualified professional
    • Risks of hypnosis

    7/3/07 21:36 JR

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