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 'Indigestion' Category

    Review: Chiropractic for gastrointestinal problems

    Thursday, February 10th, 2011

    Are chiropractic treatments effective for gastrointestinal disorders?

    Prof. Ernst has reviewed the evidence. (more…)

    How might ginger settle your stomach?

    Thursday, June 12th, 2008

    A cup of ginger tea might settle an upset stomach, but little is known about how it actually works. (more…)

    Peppermint oil is “probably effective”

    Friday, December 28th, 2007

    No consistent, good-quality patient-oriented evidence is available on peppermint oil (Mentha piperita). So, the authors based their conclusions on the criteria in the strength of recommendation taxonomy (SORT). (more…)

    Electroacupuncture to treat functional dyspepsia

    Saturday, February 10th, 2007

    It’s only February, but I was wondering today what might be the most significant story in CAM for 2007. Perhaps it will be an increase in credible studies published in well-respected peer reviewed mainstream medicine journals.

    Here’s one on effects of electroacupuncture in patients with functional dyspepsia. It was published in Digestive Diseases and Sciences.