Slow Medicine Now Offered in Westchester: with Dr. Michael Finkelstein
Dr. Michael Finkelstein, founder and director of SunRaven: the Center for Holistic and Skillful Living in Bedford, NY, now offers Slow Medicine. The method seeks to identify the root causes of health challenges and create thoughtful, step-by-step, long-term responses.
“Most health challenges are the result of an imbalance in our bodies and lives, and most quick-fix solutions actually exacerbate these imbalances,” says Finkelstein. “If we take a Slow Medicine approach instead, we effectively bring ourselves back into balance. In doing so, we can not only resolve our primary complaints, but also benefit elsewhere in our lives in unexpected ways.”
Finkelstein notes that the Slow Medicine approach means seeing the connectedness of all parts of the body. “If we are chronically sick, tired, or depressed, we need a physical examination that includes, but goes beyond, the exact location of our symptoms,” he says. “Everything is inter-dependent, the muscles and nerves, bodies and minds, people and the planet. Each connecting thread has a domino effect on the other.”
The doctor says that current medical treatment typically comes in the form of pills and procedures, which may be inadequate for those interested in healing chronic illness and cultivating effective prevention and wellness. “We deserve better,” says Finkelstein. “Indeed, it’s time to emerge from our healthcare rut and embark on the path of optimal wellness that is Slow Medicine.”