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 'Colonoscopy' Category

    NCB-02 to treat ulcerative colitis

    Saturday, September 14th, 2013

    turmeric1-150x150NCB-02 is a standardized curcumin (a chemical in turmeric) preparation that has been used with positive results in an animal model of ulcerative colitis.

    Now, researchers at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, in New Delhi, tested it in people. (more…)

    Music during colonoscopy

    Thursday, February 12th, 2009

    ├é┬áResearchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia reviewed the evidence. (more…)

    Summarizing benefits of acupuncture

    Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

    Dr. Paul White from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas has reviewed the medical literature and published a summary of the state of the art of acupuncture to manage pain. (more…)

    Peppermint oil as an antispasmodic in the small intestine

    Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

    This is a bit technical, but I think it’s important because it documents the ability of peppermint to act as an antispasmodic agent in the small intestine.