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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    Ear stapling for weight loss

    “When I pushed on it, stuff would come out the holes”

    “It was real hard for me to open my mouth; it was hard for me to chew and stuff like that. It was just unbearable; I couldn’t sleep on it or anything.”

    Yea, it’s hard to overeat when you can’t open your mouth!

    Here’s the bottom line from the Mayo Clinic.

    • Loosely based on the principles of acupuncture
    • A largely unregulated practice
    • Infection is a potential risk

    And, the number one thing to know about ear stapling.

    • No evidence that it works

    11/28/06 21:23 JR

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