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Remembering Lee Lipsenthal

By Erik Goldman

The holistic/integrative medical community lost one of its leading lights, with the passing of Dr. Lee Lipsenthal on Sept. 20 at the age of 54. Clinician, pioneer, educator, agitator, rock & roller.....Lee was a loving and beloved man whose passion to help others, whose love of life, whose venturesome spirit touched and transformed many peoples' lives. A dedicated husband, father and friend, Lee spent decades teaching all those around him how to live with vigor. In his passing, he's taught us how to die with grace.

Crisis & Creation: Ten Years on the Road to Healthier Healthcare

By Erik Goldman - Vol. 11, No. 3. Fall, 2010
Holistic Primary Care’s tenth anniversary offers a special opportunity to look back on the trials and triumphs in holistic medicine over the last decade. We’ve asked leaders in the field to share their thoughts on the  trends, achievements and setbacks that shaped the decade. Their insights are as inspiring, provocative and transformative as holistic medicine itself.

Open Mind & Open Heart Are Essential in Caring for People with Cancer

By Janet Gulland | Contributing Writer - Vol. 11, No. 3. Fall, 2010
Primary care doctors have a vital role to play in helping patients with cancer, even if they are not directly involved in treatment of the cancer itself. The key, says Dr. Isaac Eliaz, is for doctors to confront their own mortality and become comfortable with the reality of impermanence.

Ten Years After: Reflecting on Holistic Primary Care’s First Decade

By Erik L. Goldman - Vol. 11, No. 3. Fall, 2010

Holistic Primary Care was born ten years ago, with a simple mission: to build an information bridge between the medical mainstream and the holistic disciplines and to foster a more health-centric approach to health care. A LOT has happened since that first issue rolled off the presses!

 

The Swine Flu Mirror

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor-in-Chief - Vol. 10, No. 4. Winter, 2009

What’s really interesting about H1N1 is the way it seems to mirror back to people what they fear most and trust least. Our individual reactions and responses to this bug tell us more about our human nature, than the nature of the virus or its potential health consequences.

Neuroacoustics: The Healing Power of Sound

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor-in-Chief - Vol. 5, No. 3. Fall, 2004

The experience of sound is at the very core of human consciousness, and it can be a powerful tool for healing. For the last two decades, Dr. Jeffrey Thompson has dedicated himself to developing new ways to work with sound vibrations to treat depression, fatigue, cardiovascular disease, and other stress related problems.

The Physician Personality: Overcoming "Overcare" and Perfectionism

By Lee Lipsenthal, MD - Vol. 5, No. 4. Winter, 2004

Perfectionism, competitiveness, and a sometimes overwhelming desire to do good are very common personality traits among people drawn to a career in medicine. Unfortunately, these very traits can wreak havoc in physicians' personal and professional lives. Beneath the drive to know everything and always make the right treatment decisions is often a deep insecurity. Dr. Lee Lipsenthal explores the hidden fears underneath the mask of medical authority.

Breaking the Habit of Making Matters Worse

By Staff Writer - Vol. 2, No. 2. April, 2001

Pain is a fact of life. Suffering is all of what we add on to the pain: all of the explanations, blame, worry, and fear. In most cases, all these added-on emotions and thoughts do little to help us actually work with painful situations.

Revitalizing Your Office with Feng Shui

By Barry A. Sultanoff, MD - Vol. 1, No. 1. October, 2000

Many medical clinics are drab, joyless environments. But they don't have to be this way. Dr. Barry Sultanoff shows how the principles of Feng Shui, the Chinese art of environmental design, can be easily applied to health care settings, transforming them from sterile and depressing treatment rooms to energized healing spaces.

Alternative Medicine Looks at the Bottom Line

By Dana Trevas | Contributing Writer - Vol. 1, No. 2. December, 2000

Holistic medicine is all about humanity and compassion, but one cannot ignore the economic issues raised by the emergence of holistic approaches into mainstream medicine. Practitioners, patients and policy makers are struggling to figure out how natural medicine fits, and who will ultimately pay for it.

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