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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    The positive effects of baby massage

    Baby massage has a positive effect on the mood status of mothers, according to a recent study that was summarized here.

    Now, here’s a review the benefits to the baby, based on the published medical literature.

    Overall, it appears that infant massage reduces crying and improves sleep and relaxation. There’s also a beneficial effect on physiological processes, including several hormones involved in the stress response. In addition, it improves interactions between the mother and child.

    There are lots of things that massage doesn’t do. But wouldn’t you agree that the benefits listed above are sufficient to recommend infant massage by all mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings, godparents, ??

    Have I missed anyone?

    Illustration: Francoise Lefebvre

    11/2/06 09:24 JR

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