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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    CAM and the chronic fatigue syndrome

    Medscape has published a review.

    Here’s a summary of CAM options.

    For anxiety, promoting a sense of well-being, and reducing pain

    • Deep breathing
    • Muscle relaxation techniques
    • Massage
    • Healing touch
    • Movement therapies: stretching, physical therapy, yoga, qigong, and tai chi

    Alleviate pain and improve energy

    • Hydrotherapy
    • Acupuncture

    Coping skills

    • Cognitive behavioral therapy

    The bottom line?
    Appropriate patient selection is the key to success, according to the authors.

    10/20/08 20:48 JR

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