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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    Asthma, pregnancy, and progressive muscle relaxation

    The effect of pregnancy on asthma is unpredictable. In about one-third of women their asthma gets worse, especially during months 6 to 8.

    The results of this 8-week study of progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) in 64 women in Germany might provide a management option.

    When compared to placebo, pregnant women with asthma who practiced PMR experienced a significant reduction in systolic blood pressure and significant improvement in breathing (ie, forced expiratory volume, peak expiratory flow). There were also improvements in anxiety and overall health.

    Here is more information from the American Lung Association to help get started using PMR.

    7/17/06 18:58 JR

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