Holistic Doctor in Westchester County, NY
Michael Finkelstein, MD, The Slow Medicine Doctor, is a holistic doctor in Westchester County, NY. Offering in-person medical consultations at his wellness center in Bedford, NY and at his office in New York, NY, and offering virtual medical consultations to patients worldwide, Dr. Finkelstein specializes in healing chronic illness and optimizing wellness. Contact our friendly and caring staff, to schedule an appointment, at 914-218-3113.
In our fast-paced world, we often look for quick-fix solutions to our health challenges, not realizing that these “solutions” in fact may contribute to our problems. Most health challenges are the result of an imbalance in our bodies and lives, and most quick-fix solutions actually exacerbate these imbalances. If, instead, we take a Slow Medicine approach – identifying the root cause of our health challenges, then creating a thoughtful, step-by-step, and long-term response to it – we effectively bring ourselves back into balance. In doing so, we not only can resolve our primary complaints, but we also can benefit elsewhere in our lives, often in unexpected ways.
Slow Medicine is to the healthcare industry what Slow Food is to the restaurant industry: Against the backdrop of our assembly-line model of medical care, in which we receive cookie-cutter prescriptions for complex health matters, Slow Medicine provides the necessary time and asks the relevant questions for optimizing general wellness and healing chronic illness. In the Slow Medicine paradigm, we are recognized as the supreme authorities on our own bodies, and doctors serve as our guides – helping us navigate the maze of conventional, complementary, and alternative medicine options. In some cases, we may need to schedule a surgery. In other cases, we may need to cultivate loving relationships. In still other cases, we may need to engage in artistic self-expression – through dancing, painting, writing, or playing a musical instrument.
The sophisticated effectiveness of Slow Medicine is summarized by this simple nursery school song: The knee bone is connected to the thigh bone; the thigh bone is connected to the hip bone… If we are chronically sick, tired, or depressed, we need an examination that includes, but goes beyond, the exact location of our symptoms. Everything is inter-dependent – muscles and nerves, bodies and minds, people and planet. Each connecting thread has a domino effect on the other. Toxins in our neighborhood, for example, might cause liver damage, leading to chronic illness that makes us unable to get out of the house or work – leaving us isolated, broke, and as a result, severely depressed. In this scenario, the quick-fix of anti-depressants will overlook the root of, and therefore solution for, our depression.
If you would like to learn more about how Slow Medicine can help you, contact our friendly and caring staff, to schedule an appointment with Michael Finkelstein MD, a holistic doctor in Westchester County, NY. Our number is 914-218-3113.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), half of America suffers from at least one chronic illness; chronic illness causes 70% of deaths in the United States each year; and the percentage of children and adolescents with chronic illness has quadrupled since the 1960s. Among highly industrialized nations, the United States ranks only average or below average for health, despite spending on medical care 16% of America’s wealth – more than that of any other nation worldwide. Not surprisingly, a whopping ¾ of Americans believe that our healthcare industry is facing a “crisis.” We are sick and tired of being sick and tired, and the medical establishment is responding inadequately to our demand for more effective treatment.
For the most part, current medical treatment comes in the form of pills and procedures, which can save lives in acute emergencies but are inadequate for those interested in healing chronic illness and embodying true prevention and wellness. Still, we are tempted with all sorts of promises, wasting our time and money in the process. We deserve better. Indeed, it is time to emerge from our healthcare rut and embark on the path of optimal wellness: Slow Medicine.
Looking for a holistic doctor in Westchester County, NY? Michael Finkelstein MD, The Slow Medicine Doctor, is here to help. Contact our friendly and caring staff, to schedule an appointment, at 914-218-3113. Dr. Finkelstein offers comprehensive in-person medical consultations at his wellness center in Bedford, NY and at his office in New York, NY, and he offers virtual medical consultations to patients worldwide.