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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    The role of exercise in migraine treatment

    Researchers from the University for Regensburg in Bayern, Germany reviewed the evidence.

    They found 8 studies and 4 reports of individual patients.

    • Most studies reported no change in the frequency or duration of headache attacks.
    • However, there might be a reduction in pain intensity among patients who exercise regularly.

    The bottom line?
    The studies that support a role for exercise in the treatment of migraine are not the best. But based what we know about the value of exercise in general (click the link on the right column) and in migraine treatment, it’s worth the effort.

    The authors want more and better studies.

    2/5/08 10:01 JR

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