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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    How to recognize good chiropractic care

    This is useful.

    Dr. Peter Stanton, a chiropractic orthopedist from Burke, Virginia, offers these guidelines for identifying a chiropractic physician and the expected course of events during chiropractic care.

    How does your chiropractor measure up?

    Avoid chiropractors who?

    • Emphasize “philosophy” or tout their treatment as a substitute for general medical care
    • Apply pressure sales techniques or rely on their charismatic personalities
    • Insistence on taking x rays of every patient

    Typical treatment scenario.

    • A trial of 2 to 3 weeks of care consisting of 4 to 6 treatments
    • Noticeable improvement during that time
    • End treatment if you are no longer making progress
    • Instruction on the use of complementary home care such as exercises, stretching, and proper ergonomics


    • Do not return for weekly “maintenance visits” when treatment is finished.
    • One visit every few months should be enough to maintain joint mobility for most patients.

    9/13/07 10:17 JR

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