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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    Review of CAM for fibromyalgia

    Most people suffering from fibromyalgia use a variety of complementary or alternative medicine treatments to manage their symptoms.

    Prof. Ernst has updated his review of the CAM options from a year ago.

    First, the details.

    • 5 systematic reviews were included and evaluated homoeopathy, chiropractic, acupuncture, hydrotherapy and massage.

    And, the results.

    • The reviews found some evidence of beneficial effects arising from…
      • Acupuncture
      • Homoeopathy
      • Hydrotherapy
      • Massage
    • There was no evidence for therapeutic effects from chiropractic.

    The bottom line?

    A summary of the Ernst review from last year is here.

    In addition, positive results with yoga are summarized here. And the benefits of tai chi are here.

    5/30/11 22:32 JR

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