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 www.Vicus.com, 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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    Complementary therapies for cancer-related fatigue

    Reviewers from the Mayo Clinic are not ready to support any single CAM option, but some warrant further study, in their opinion.

    They reviewed studies of the effects of CAM treatments on cancer-related fatigue.

    Treatments include acupuncture, aromatherapy, adenosine triphosphate infusions, energy conservation and activity management, healing touch, hypnosis, lectin-standardized mistletoe extract, levocarnitine, massage, mindfulness-based stress reduction, polarity therapy, relaxation, sleep promotion, support group, and Tibetan yoga.

    “Currently, insufficient data exist to recommend any specific CAM modality for cancer-related fatigue.”

    However, CAM interventions recommended for further study in large, randomized clinical trials include acupuncture, massage, levocarnitine, and the use of mistletoe extract.

    5/9/07 20:34 JR

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