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 'Sciatica' Category


    Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

    Type “naprapathy” into Google and — you guessed it, — you’re asked, Did you mean: Naturopathy?

    No…I meant N A P R A P A T H Y ? the stealthy CAM.


    Review of acupuncture to treat rheumatic conditions

    Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

    Other reviews came to contradictory conclusions.

    So, Prof. Ernst reviewed the reviews. (more…)

    Is physical therapy cost-effective care for sciatica?

    Thursday, March 27th, 2008

    Not when compared to general practitioners’ care alone, according to researchers from Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. (more…)