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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    Religion or spirituality

    Spirituality is part of a strategy to counter the dehumanizing effects of technological medicine and provide more compassionate and holistic care. In earlier posts the work of Dr. Christina Puchalski regarding the physician’s role in the spiritual care of patients was discussed.

    But how does spirituality differ from religion? The former is a personal quest for answers to the ultimate questions about life. The latter is an organized system of beliefs, practices, and symbols designed to facilitate closeness to a higher power.

    TUFT|ebcam has more on spirituality and religion in medicine here.

    7/22/06 19:15 JR

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