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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    Scientific basis for yoga

    Dr. Timothy McCall, writing at, makes the case for yoga.

    Here’s what we know.


    • Yoga is arguably the most comprehensive approach to fighting stress.
    • Yoga improves the quality of life.
    • It also appears to diminish the side effects of surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and other treatments, and may increase the odds of survival.
    • Many yoga practices, including quiet asana, slow breathing, meditation, and guided imagery, increase activation of the parasympathetic nervous system and lead to mental relaxation.
      • The parasympathetic nervous system slows the heart and lowers blood pressure, allowing recovery after a stressful event

    More effects of yoga are discussed in the article.

    11/9/11 21:52 JR

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