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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    Mayo Clinic lists the benefits of yoga

    … and other things you should know.

    The authors tell us, “Yoga is considered a mind-body type of complementary and alternative medicine practice.

    What are the benefits?

    • Stress reduction
      • Yoga draws your focus toward balance and concentration.
    • Increased fitness
      • Less likely to be injured during physical endeavors
    • Management of chronic health conditions
      • Yoga might help with a variety of health conditions
        • Cancer
        • Depression
        • Pain
        • Anxiety
        • Insomnia
    • Weight loss
      • Yoga may help you make lifestyle changes to control of eating habits.

    The bottom line?

    It’s a succinct and well-written review that includes background to help you understand yoga, guidelines to ensure a successful start, and recommendations for finding a yoga class.

    7/11/11 11:48 JR

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