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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    Indian Head Massage: aka Champissage

    Let’s start by stating that neither of the above terms — Indian Head Massage, nor the trademarked term Champissage — results in an article on PubMed.

    So, what’s it good for?

    Narendra Mehta, the author of “Indian Head Massage,” presents a concise overview on He states, “Indian Head Massage can help to lift you out of the hustle and bustle of everyday stressful living. The techniques used are based on the ancient Ayurvedic Healing System.”

    • Tension headache
    • Eyestrain
    • Aches and pains in the neck and shoulder area
    • Insomnia
    • Stress and work related symptoms

    Also, no studies support claims that Champissage encourages hair growth or treats alopecia.

    WikiHow explains and shows the technique.

    9/7/07 22:56 JR

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