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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    Archive for the 'Swallowing (Dysphagia)' Category

    Is there a role for acupuncture in functional gastrointestinal disease?

    Friday, May 13th, 2011

    Doctors use the word “functional” to describe symptoms or problems when they can find no anatomical abnormality.

    Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch, in Galveston reviewed the evidence using acupuncture and electro acupuncture. (more…)

    Review: Chiropractic for gastrointestinal problems

    Thursday, February 10th, 2011

    Are chiropractic treatments effective for gastrointestinal disorders?

    Prof. Ernst has reviewed the evidence. (more…)

    The McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program

    Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

    It’s an exercise-based treatment developed at the University of Florida for swallowing disorders (dysphagia).

    Results at that institution are reported here. (more…)

    Biofeedback to improve swallowing after stroke

    Sunday, July 12th, 2009

     The effect of using surface electromyographic feedback to treat dysphagia in stroke patients was studied by researchers at the University of Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. (more…)

    Acupuncture for dysphasia after stroke

    Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

    Difficulty swallowing (dysphasia) after stroke occurs in up to 60% of patients, and is associated with other complications and death, particularly if it’s prolonged.

    Acupuncture is used to treat this complication in China. Cochrane reviews the scientific support. (more…)