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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.

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    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 'Feldenkrais' Category

    Feldenkrais as group treatment for chronic pain

    Monday, October 3rd, 2011

    Researchers at Umea University, in Sweden, report on the experiences of people with chronic pain after Feldenkrais group intervention. (more…)

    Improving balance and mobility using Feldenkrais exercises

    Sunday, June 12th, 2011

    Feldenkrais method (Photo: Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, the developer) is an educational system designed to improve body movement and function. Its goal is to re-educate the nervous system and improve motor ability.

    Researchers at the University of South Carolina, in Columbia report their experience in older adults. (more…)

    Feldenkrais exercises in older community-dwelling adults

    Thursday, February 17th, 2011

    Researchers at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, examined the effects of Feldenkrais exercises to improve balance, mobility, and balance confidence. (more…)

    Comparative review: Alexander technique and Feldenkrais method

    Sunday, June 13th, 2010

    Each has been practiced more than 50 years, in many countries, by thousands of students and teachers.

    Here are the holistic highlights from an excellent comparative review written by researchers and clinicians in Champaign and Urbana, Illinois. (more…)

    Feldenkrais method improves balance in older adults

    Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

    Researchers from The University of Melbourne, in Victoria, Australia report “Feldenkrais Method balance classes may improve mobility and balance in older adults.” (more…)

    Another positive study of Feldenkrais in the elderly

    Sunday, January 17th, 2010

    It’s the third study in the past year.

    This time from researchers at the University of South Carolina, in Columbia. (more…)

    Feldenkrais to improve balance in the elderly

    Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

    Feldenkrais movement therapy was developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais (photo). It’s designed to isolate separate muscles and muscle groups in order to promote flexibility, release tension, and enhance balance.

    Researchers from the national Ageing Research Institute, in Victoria, Australia studied the effect of the Awareness Through Movement lessons on balance and function in older people. (more…)