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 'Temporomandibular Disorders' Category

    3 reviews of acupuncture for temporomandibular disorders

    Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

    The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is located on each side of your head in front of your ears, where your lower jawbone meets your skull. This joint allows you to talk, chew, and yawn.

    To start, researchers at San Pablo CEU University, in Madrid, Spain reviewed the effectiveness of using acupuncture treatment for temporomandibular disorders (TMD). (more…)

    Acupuncture to treat TMD?

    Friday, January 1st, 2010

    Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are due to problems with the jaw, jaw joint, and surrounding facial muscles that control chewing and moving the jaw.

    Researchers at San Pablo CEU University, in Madrid, Spain reviewed the published research. (more…)

    Rating the value of biofeedback to treat diseases

    Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

    Alternative & Complementary Therapies has a review of biofeedback by Dr. Sala Horowitz. In it she includes a table that rates the value of biofeedback to treat selected conditions based on the available research.


    Behavioral training and biofeedback to treat temporomandibular dysfunction

    Thursday, October 11th, 2007

    Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction involves face pain, clicking sounds, and limited movement of the jaw. About 33% of the population has it; fewer need treatment.

    This study suggests that cognitive behavioral therapy plus biofeedback is cost-effective treatment.