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.

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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 'Ankylosing Spondylitis' Category

    Benefits of Pilates in ankylosing spondylitis

    Monday, December 5th, 2011

    Researchers at the University of Uludag, in Bursa, Turkey, investigated the effects of Pilates on pain, functional status, and quality of life in patients with ankylosing spondylitis. (more…)

    Review of acupuncture to treat rheumatic conditions

    Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

    Other reviews came to contradictory conclusions.

    So, Prof. Ernst reviewed the reviews. (more…)

    Balneotherapy: 2 reviews of the evidence

    Friday, October 29th, 2010

    This review of balneotherapy comes from the Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences (AIBS), in Athens, Greece. (more…)

    Might ankylosing spondylitis respond to omega-3 fatty acids?

    Friday, December 15th, 2006

    A small study out of Sweden suggests it might.


    Balneotherapy for patients with arthritis

    Friday, September 22nd, 2006

    The aims of balneotherapy (treatment of disease by bathing) are to soothe the pain, improve joint motion, and as a consequence, relieve people’s suffering and make them feel well.

    Although most studies report positive outcomes, the trials are so poorly designed that “positive findings” should be viewed with caution, according to the Cochrane Collaboration, which included studies up to 2002.

    What’s happened since?