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 'Sexual Dysfunction' Category

    Yoga vs fluoxetine to treat premature ejaculation

    Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

    Fluoxetine (Prozac) is considered a useful treatment for this condition, which is thought to be due to psychological causes, although no one knows for sure. (more…)

    Chasteberry to treat breast discomfort and premenstrual syndrome

    Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

    Chasteberry (Vitex agnus-castus), or monk’s pepper is an herbal medicine that may be effective in treatment of cyclical breast discomfort and premenstrual syndrome. This is the conclusion reached in a review published in American Family Physician.

    On the other hand?


    Comparing treatments for insomnia

    Friday, March 28th, 2008

    Drs. Kalyanakrishnan Ramakrishnan and Dewey Scheid from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center have published a review of treatment options for sleeplessness.

    Melatonin, valerian, and several non-drug treatments are compared to benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepine options. (more…)

    A closer look at FertilityBlend

    Thursday, March 8th, 2007

    In two studies here and here, a supplement called FertilityBlend increased the rate of pregnancy in women who had tried unsuccessfully to conceive for 6 to 36 months.