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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    Plan to treat fibromyalgia pain in advance tells us, “When fibromyalgia pain or fatigue is severe, you might not be thinking clearly… Having a plan to follow gives you a sense of control over your signs and symptoms.”


    • The Mayo staff tells us, “Set aside time for relaxation on your daily schedule. Add more relaxation time on days when your fibromyalgia symptoms flare.
      • Deep-breathing exercises
      • Progressive muscle relaxation
      • Meditation
      • Visualization

    The bottom line?

    The authors concluded, “The more often you use coping strategies, the easier it becomes. Different strategies work for different people. Something that’s worked in the past may not work today, so be flexible and try the next thing on your list.”

    3/30/11 21:13 JR

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