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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  • Recent Comments

    Review of CAM for fibromyalgia

    Most people suffering from fibromyalgia use a variety of complementary or alternative medicine treatments to manage their symptoms.

    Prof. Ernst has updated his review of the CAM options from a year ago.

    First, the details.

    • 5 systematic reviews were included and evaluated homoeopathy, chiropractic, acupuncture, hydrotherapy and massage.

    And, the results.

    • The reviews found some evidence of beneficial effects arising from…
      • Acupuncture
      • Homoeopathy
      • Hydrotherapy
      • Massage
    • There was no evidence for therapeutic effects from chiropractic.

    The bottom line?

    A summary of the Ernst review from last year is here.

    In addition, positive results with yoga are summarized here. And the benefits of tai chi are here.

    5/30/11 22:32 JR

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