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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    Making chiropractic mainstream

     Why have chiropractors been unable to establish themselves as a well-respected, highly used group of professionals who are recognized by the public as offering essential services to society?

    Chiropractic practitioners from around the country weigh in.

    Public health

    • Openly embrace and become actively involved in the American Public Health Association and in established public health initiatives.
    • Chiropractors dogmatically opposed to common public health practices (immunization, public water fluoridation) should cease such “unfounded activity.”

    Educational reform

    • Critically look at chiropractic educational institutions to find what’s substandard.
    • Correct deficiencies, including the perpetuation of dogma and unfounded claims.
    • Require chiropractic faculty to engage in research and scholarship.
    • Consider upgrading admission requirements to chiropractic schools.

    Residency programs in hospitals

    • Establish hospital-based residencies.
    • Chiropractic internships should, as with medicine and podiatry, occur after graduation.
    • Require completion of postgraduate residency training as a condition of getting licensed.

    Clear identity

    • There is only one societal need that chiropractic medicine has the potential to meet: non-surgical spine care.

    9/2/08 20:54 JR

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