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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    WHO sets standards for acupuncture

    Dr. Sabina Lim, writing for the World Health Organization (WHO), has reported on the WHO Standard Acupuncture Point Locations in the Western Pacific Region (WHO Standard), which was released in 2009.

    Initially, 92 of 361 acupuncture points (acupoints) were controversial. As a result of informal consultations and task force team meetings, 86 points were agreed on, leaving 6 for future evaluation.

    The bottom line?
    Dr. Kim believes the WHO standards will help acupuncture researchers conduct more standardized studies and report more accurate scientific information.

    We should expect more evidence-based data on acupuncture therapy, which, says Dr. Kim, will make “eastern medicine more accessible and valuable in human healthcare.”

    2/11/09 21:36 JR

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