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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    Move It For Diabetes

    That’s the name of the study conducted in Sydney, Australia that tested the effect of tai chi in people with type 2 diabetes.

    First, the details.

    • 38 older adults with stable type 2 diabetes were randomly assigned to tai chi or sham exercise, twice a week for 16 weeks.

    And, the results.

    • There were no differences between groups in gait, balance, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular fitness, or activity and quality of life.

    The bottom line?
    The authors concluded that the tai chi program they used, “although developed specifically for diabetes, may not have been of sufficient intensity, frequency, or duration to effect positive changes in many aspects of physiology or health status relevant to older people with diabetes.”

    Yeah, maybe.

    11/30/07 21:22 JR

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