About Slow Medicine

Slow Medicine

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. To achieve and sustain optimal health, we need perspective that incorporates but extends beyond our symptoms. To this end, the Slow Medicine Wheel of Health encompasses seven aspects of wellness – the physical; the mental-emotional; our life’s purpose; our relationships with others; and our connections to the natural world, the Divine, and the community around us. Not only is each “spoke” individually critical to our health, but our wellness is optimized when all these spokes are tended to and working together synergistically, much as in the case of an actual wheel. Please visit the Slow Medicine Foundation website for more information.

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I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These are your greatest treasures. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.

– Lao-Tzu