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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    Archive for the 'Buteyko Method' Category

    Review: Buteyko Method

    Friday, September 2nd, 2011

    Dr. Rosalba Courtney from New South Wales, Australia gives us the details.

    Here’s what we about the Buteyko (photo) method. (more…)

    Is there a role for breathing training in asthma care?

    Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

    Up to 30% of patients report having used breathing techniques to control asthma symptoms.

    According to researchers at the University of Southampton, in the UK, it’s worth the effort in selected patients. (more…)

    Taping the mouth at night to improve asthma control

    Friday, March 12th, 2010

    Nose breathing might benefit patients with asthma because it ensures that inspired air is warm, filtered, and moist.

    But researchers at the University of Nottingham, in the UK say don’t hold your breath. (more…)

    Testing the Papworth breathing technique in asthma sufferers

    Friday, May 2nd, 2008

    Papworth method is a sequence of breathing and relaxation exercises developed at Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire in the 1960s.

    It hadn’t been studied ’til now. (more…)

    Buteyko therapy for asthma

    Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

    Buteyko is a specific form of breathing therapy (actually breathing restraint) that has been used in the management of asthma.

    Here’s what we know. (more…)