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Slow Medicine

Healthy Family, Healthy You

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

Remember: The whole point of getting well is enjoying our time on this planet, and harmonious relationships are key to our overall health. When we nourish our family relationships, we ultimately nourish ourselves.

End the War on Disease

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

Through my work with thousands of patients over the years, I have discovered that illness can serve as a catalyst for a new and improved life, if the situation is approached mindfully. Someone with heart disease, for example, can use the illness as an opportunity to get into and enjoy moving her body.

Restoring the Heart and Art of Medicine

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

After years of frustration churning through this system myself, unable to help patients get truly better, I left the world of conventional medicine and entered that of integrative medicine, which draws from the best of conventional, complementary, and alternative modalities of healing. My own journey led me beyond integrative medicine and into a realm I call "slow medicine."

For Optimal Health, Savor Your Life

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 07.16.2014 | Fifty
Michael Finkelstein, MD

In our fast-paced world, we are used to looking for quick-fix solutions to our health challenges, not realizing that these "solutions" in fact may contribute to our problems.

The Miraculous Healing of Terry Becker

Dr. Victoria Sweet | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Victoria Sweet

Terry's bedsore was the worst I'd ever seen. It was huge, enormous, and deep. It went from the middle of her back all the way down to her tailbone, and it spanned both of her sit bones.

God's Hotel by Victoria Sweet: A Book Review

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 09.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Slow medicine does not disavow fast medicine: A broken bone still needs to be set, a heart attack kept from killing someone, and appendicitis requires surgery. But when acute care has done its job then recovery needs the right milieu, a different form of medicine, where the barriers to healing are removed.

Dr. Victoria Sweet Offers A Vision For Healthcare In 'God's Hotel'

Debra Ollivier | Posted 07.07.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine is a fascinating book about Dr. Victoria Sweet's 20-year experience practicing "slow medicine" at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco, offering a new vision for healthcare.

Palliative Care Needs A Positive Spin

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

In a specialist-driven system that aims to eradicate disease, sometimes we overlook the simpler need to alleviate patients' discomfort and distress.