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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    Mayo Clinic lists the benefits of yoga

    … and other things you should know.

    The authors tell us, “Yoga is considered a mind-body type of complementary and alternative medicine practice.

    What are the benefits?

    • Stress reduction
      • Yoga draws your focus toward balance and concentration.
    • Increased fitness
      • Less likely to be injured during physical endeavors
    • Management of chronic health conditions
      • Yoga might help with a variety of health conditions
        • Cancer
        • Depression
        • Pain
        • Anxiety
        • Insomnia
    • Weight loss
      • Yoga may help you make lifestyle changes to control of eating habits.

    The bottom line?

    It’s a succinct and well-written review that includes background to help you understand yoga, guidelines to ensure a successful start, and recommendations for finding a yoga class.

    7/11/11 11:48 JR

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