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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    Benefits of yoga in patients with heart disease

    Stress is one of the most commonly reported risk factors for cardiovascular disease among the general public and among patients who have had a heart attack.

    Now, a study of 33 adults concludes that 1.5 hours of yoga and meditation three times weekly for 6 weeks, with additional sessions at home, has benefits for people with heart disease.

    • Significant reductions in blood pressure, heart rate, and body mass index (BMI) with yoga
    • No changes in laboratory values
    • In the group with coronary artery disease (narrowing of the small blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart), vasodilatation improved 69% with yoga training

    Sounds good … for people already committed to yoga.

    For the rest of us, how many are willing to adjust their schedules so they can spend 4.5 hours practicing yoga, plus the meditation time?

    10/3/06 21:16 JR

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