The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
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    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.

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    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.

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    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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    Habit cough and the use of biofeedback

    Let’s start by stating that “habit” cough is rare. Don’t jump to the conclusion that a cough lasting a month or so is “just” habit cough. See your doctor.

    Because it’s rare there are no large clinical studies of treatment options. Here’s a case report where biofeedback and cognitive coping was effective.

    An 11-year-old girl was diagnosed with habit cough.

    • She was treated with 6, one-hour sessions that included her family for part of the time.
    • She learned skin-temperature biofeedback in order to relax during the coughing episodes.
    • The girl was cough free at the end of the sixth session and remained cough free over two years.

    More on habit cough is written here.

    Illustration: Health/ Medical Data
    12/23/06 11:24 JR

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