The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is 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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    A primer on acupuncture

    Since this blog started three months ago, more than a dozen posts have been about acupuncture.

    Here is some basic information to know if you’re considering treatment by an acupuncturists. It comes from an article I wrote in 2000. Except for the conditions to treat, it’s still up-to-date.

    • What is qi?
    • Where is qi located in the body?
    • Where are meridians located?
    • What is the role of the acupoints?
    • What about the other acupuncture points?
    • How do the acupuncture needles create an electrical current?
    • How does acupuncture actually work?

    Plus some thoughts on safety.

    9/9/06 10:55 JR

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