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 'Cupping' Category

    Review: Cupping for stroke rehabilitation

    Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

    Prof. Ernst reviewed cupping, an Ancient Chinese practice of placing cups on the skin and applying heat or suction so that skin and superficial muscles are stimulated and drawn into the cup.

    Here’s a summary of the first systematic review of this topic. (more…)

    Cupping in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome

    Monday, March 22nd, 2010

    Cupping is a treatment in which evacuated cups are applied to the skin to draw blood through the surface.

    Researchers from Immanuel Hospital Berlin, in Germany reported the response to this traditional method of treating musculoskeletal pain. (more…)

    The use of homeopathy among celebrities

    Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

    I was surprised to learn of the popularity of homeopathy among today’s luminaries.

    Here’s a list.