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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    Type “naprapathy” into Google and — you guessed it, — you’re asked, Did you mean: Naturopathy?

    No…I meant N A P R A P A T H Y ? the stealthy CAM.

    According to the National College of Naprapathic Medicine website, Naprapathy [from the Czech napravit (to correct) and the Greek pathos (suffering)] started during the early 20th century. It’s an offshoot of chiropractic in that the founder was a chiropractor who believed that a significant amount of back, neck, and joint pain was related to improper balance and alignment of the connective tissues of the human body.

    Doctors of Naprapathic Medicine treat low back pain, shoulder pain, joint pain, neck pain, headaches, tennis elbow, whiplash, fibromyalgia, sciatica, spasms, sprains/strains, and TMJ (tempromandibular joint pain).

    Naprapaths are licensed in Illinois and New Mexico. More information can be found on the American Naprapathic Association website. Next to nothing anywhere else.

    7/31/06 22:28 JR; updated 1/19/11, 10:07 JR

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