Kathleen M. Fairfield MD MPH DrPH


American Heart Association Healthy Diet Guidelines

The American Heart Association (AHA) publishes dietary and lifestyle recommendations for general heart health. 1 These recommendations are for healthy adults and children older than age 2 as well as people who already have health problems such as coronary artery disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, or heart failure…

Reiki

What is reiki? Reiki means “universal life energy” and is an ancient healing method that manipulates energy flow in the body. Reiki practitioners believe there is an energy force in and around the body. They believe that there is a flow of energy between the reiki practitioner and the receiver of the treatment. It is…

Types of Complementary Medicine

People often use the terms complementary medicine and alternative medicine in place of each other. But there is a difference. Understanding the difference will help you to become more informed about this type of medicine. Complementary medicine is a nonstandard treatment or medicine that is used together with…

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a treatment based on traditional Chinese medicine. Traditional Chinese acupuncture usually is done by putting very thin needles into the skin at certain points on the body to produce energy flow along the body’s meridians; other types of acupuncture may use heat, pressure, or mild electrical current to…