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 use in multiple sclerosis

     Up to two-thirds of patients with MS use CAM.

    First, the details.

    • This two-part study involved a questionnaire and interactive workshop.
    • Participants were attendees at a national Congress of the MS Trust in the UK.

    Therapies rated by 25% to 40% of participants as “extremely helpful”…

    • Reflexology
    • Massage
    • Yoga
    • Relaxation
    • Meditation
    • Acupuncture
    • Aromatherapy

    The bottom line?
    Considering that these were attendees at a conference, it’s possible that the findings reflect CAM use by an atypical group of people.

    However, it shows some of the more popular and “effective” optional treatment, at least according to these MS patients.

    10/5/08 19:26 JR

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