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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    Massage therapy reduces pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis

    Swedish massage for 8 weeks improved pain, stiffness, physical function, walking, and range of motion in a study of 68 men and women with osteoarthritis (OA) .

    Importantly, the improvement was sustained for 16 weeks.

    Massage treatment included twice-weekly sessions of standard Swedish massage from weeks 1 through 4 and once-weekly sessions from weeks 5 through 8.

    The researchers concluded, “Massage therapy seems to be efficacious in the treatment of OA of the knee. Further study of cost effectiveness and duration of treatment effect is clearly warranted.”

    12/25/06 JR

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