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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    Making the connection between static magnets and TMS

    The Mayo Clinic Health Letter makes the connection between static magnets and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).

    You’ll have to subscribe to read the whole article, but it’s interesting that Mayo places both treatments in the same category.

    TMS involves using brief powerful electromagnetic pulses to alter brain activity.

    The Health Letter reminds us that TMS is approved by the FDA to treat depression that fails to respond to drug treatment.

    In addition, researchers are studying new uses of magnetic brain stimulation, such as controlling acute and chronic pain, reducing ringing in the ears, and stopping and preventing migraines.

    4/12/10 22:13 JR

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