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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    CAM and the chronic fatigue syndrome

    Medscape has published a review.

    Here’s a summary of CAM options.

    For anxiety, promoting a sense of well-being, and reducing pain

    • Deep breathing
    • Muscle relaxation techniques
    • Massage
    • Healing touch
    • Movement therapies: stretching, physical therapy, yoga, qigong, and tai chi

    Alleviate pain and improve energy

    • Hydrotherapy
    • Acupuncture

    Coping skills

    • Cognitive behavioral therapy

    The bottom line?
    Appropriate patient selection is the key to success, according to the authors.

    10/20/08 20:48 JR

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