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.

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    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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    First annual Yoga Week

    On May 19th, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) premiered its first annual Yoga Week.

    Others have held yoga weeks in the past. What’s different is the involvement of the NIH.

    The schedule of NIH-sponsored events is listed here.

    The 2002 National Health Interview Survey found that yoga is one of the top 10 CAM modalities used. Nearly 8% of those surveyed (more than 15.2 million adults) had ever used yoga for health purposes.

    The bottom line?
    Most interesting, volunteers are being recruited to participate in 24 federally and privately supported clinical studies of yoga on a variety of conditions.

    • Arthritis
    • Asthma
    • Bipolar disorder
    • Cancer: breast, colorectal, lung
    • Chronic non-specific low back pain
    • Dementia
    • Depression
    • Dysthymia
    • Epilepsy
    • Fatigue
    • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
    • Immune function
    • Insomnia
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Pain
    • Posttraumatic stress disorder
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Smoking cessation
    • Stress reduction

    5/21/08 20:30 JR

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