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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    Is there a role for chiropractic in asthma care?

    Researchers at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, in Toronto, Ontario reviewed the evidence.

    First, the details.

    • 8 articles were included in the review.
      • 4 were studies, the rest were case histories and surveys.

    And, the results.

    • Overall, there was some improvement, but in no case was the response to treatment statistically significant.

    The bottom line?

    The authors concluded, “At this time, the evidence suggests chiropractic care should be used as an adjunct, not a replacement, to traditional medical therapy.”

    The findings were also negative in earlier review published in 2006.

    Chiropractic isn’t among the most commonly used CAM options among people with asthma, according to this 2007 review.

    3/16/10 20:06 JR

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