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Slow Medicine: Hope and Healing for Chronic Illness

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What would you do with your life if your health were completely restored? If you're chronically sick, tired, or depressed, you need a medical examination that includes, but goes beyond, the exact location of your symptoms.

Integrative medicine pioneer Dr. Michael Finkelstein has helped tens of thousands of patients achieve extraordinary health with his slow medicine prescription of Skillful Living. In this refreshing book, he guides you through the essential questions for ...

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Overview

What would you do with your life if your health were completely restored? If you're chronically sick, tired, or depressed, you need a medical examination that includes, but goes beyond, the exact location of your symptoms.

Integrative medicine pioneer Dr. Michael Finkelstein has helped tens of thousands of patients achieve extraordinary health with his slow medicine prescription of Skillful Living. In this refreshing book, he guides you through the essential questions for understanding various symptoms and their causes, on a path you may never have thought would lead you to solutions. Each chapter includes the key components of a successful consultation—from revealing lessons to practical prescriptions—along with illustrative anecdotes from real patients.

Taking you beyond conventional medicine to examine the intricate network of factors that lie behind many common illnesses, Dr. Finkelstein empowers you to take your health back and walk down the slow medicine path—one where the answers are in the questions.

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Editorial Reviews

Andrew Weil
“Everyone should read Slow Medicine…. Dr. Finkelstein is a visionary practitioner, with decades of experience combining a scientist’s perspective with common sense and wisdom. Slow Medicine represents a superbly insightful advancement in the literature of Integrative Health. It is important, fun to read, and potentially life changing.”
Energy Times
“Living a life of unthinking habit can lead to unhealthy outcomes, emotionally and spiritually as well as physically…Finkelstein’s queries reflect an approach that may start with one’s physical habits…but then go much deeper. Answering [them] may lead the way to a healthier, more aware life.”
Dr. Mehmet Oz
“Dr. Michael Finkelstein masterfully guides us through the 77 questions that connect the dots of our lives.”
Andrew Weil
“Everyone should read Beyond Conventional Medicine…. Dr. Finkelstein is a visionary practitioner, with decades of experience combining a scientist’s perspective with common sense and wisdom. Beyond Conventional Medicine represents a superbly insightful advancement in the literature of Integrative Health. It is important, fun to read, and potentially life changing.”
Doctor - Mehmet Oz
"Dr. Michael Finkelstein masterfully guides us through the 77 questions that connect the dots of our lives."
Mehmet C. Oz
"Michael Finkelstein is an astute clinician who understands how to treat the illness AND the patient."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062225528
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/27/2015
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 1,103,342
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Finkelstein, M.D., The Slow Medicine Doctor, has been featured in top media including the New York Times and CNN. Trained at premier institutes for conventional and integrative medicine—including The University of Pennsylvania and The University of Arizona College of Medicine—Dr. Finkelstein is certified in both internal medicine and integrative-holistic medicine. He has distinguished himself not only as a doctor in private practice but also as the medical director of several major hospitals and health institutes, including the Department of Integrative Medicine at Northern Westchester Hospital and the Center for Health and Healing of Northern Westchester.

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