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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    Archive for the 'Anthroposophy' Category

    Anthroposophy for children with chronic disease

    Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

    anthroposophicAnthroposophic treatment for pediatric chronic disease is provided by physicians and differs from conventional treatment in the use of special therapies (art therapy, eurythmy [rhythmical movement], rhythmical massage therapy) and special medications.

    Results of a study from the Institute for Applied Epistemology and Medical Methodology, in Freiburg, Germany are reported here. (more…)

    Anthroposophy is no better than conventional treatment for low back pain

    Sunday, November 18th, 2007

    Anthroposophy is a philosophy that maintains your response to your surroundings can be modified by virtue of a prescribed method of self-discipline.

    OK, but my conclusion about the results of this study of anthroposophy differs from that of the researchers.

    Here’s why. (more…)

    Quality of life in women with breast cancer receiving anthroposophic care

    Monday, November 27th, 2006

    There’s one hospital in Sweden where anthroposophic medicine is practiced. Here is a study of its effect in 60 women who received conventional breast cancer treatment with and without anthroposophic care.