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.

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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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    Chiropractic management of fibromyalgia

    Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania reviewed the evidence for chiropractic… and more.

    First, the details.

    • This review is based on The Scientific Commission of the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP).
    • 8 systematic reviews, 3 meta-analyses, 5 published guidelines, and 1 consensus document were identified.
    • The Manual, Alternative, and Natural Therapy Index System and Index to Chiropractic Literature databases yielded an 38 more articles on nonpharmacologic therapies such as acupuncture, chiropractic, nutritional/herbal supplements, massage, etc.

    And, the results.

    • Strong evidence supports aerobic exercise and cognitive behavioral therapy.
    • Moderate evidence supports acupuncture, massage, muscle strength training, and spa therapy (balneotherapy).
    • Limited evidence supports spinal manipulation, movement/body awareness, vitamins, herbs, and dietary modification.

    The bottom line?
    It’s not clear why the article is titled, “Chiropractic management of fibromyalgia syndrome: a systematic review of the literature.”

    1/6/09 21:36 JR

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