Kathleen M. Fairfield MD MPH DrPH


Ayurveda

Covers ayurveda (ayurvedic medicine) from India. Discusses good health and prevention of illness with practices like massage, meditation, yoga, diet, and use of herbal remedies. Looks at three body components (doshas) known as Vatta, Pitta, and Kapha.

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…

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…

Healing Touch

What is healing touch? Like other complementary medicine therapies, healing touch starts with the idea that people are naturally healthy. The way people live and think may disturb their natural energy, and they may become ill. The aim of healing touch is to focus (or channel) healing energy to restore natural health…

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…