|The New Medicine
A Production of Middlemarch Films and Twin Cities Public Television
Produced and Directed by Muffie Meyer
Approx. 114 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2006
Extraordinary changes are taking place in American medicine today. Driven by new scientific evidence, doctors are coming to understand that treating the body alone is not enough – the mind can also play a critical role in the healing process.
Many physicians are embracing a more holistic form of healthcare, seeking to heal the whole person. Treatments once considered fringe, including visualization, meditation and hypnosis, are being prescribed alongside high-tech western medicine. And medical schools are placing new importance on teaching the “softer side of medicine”: listening and communicating.
Hosted by Dana Reeve in one of her last public appearances, The New Medicine is
a revealing look at physicians on the cutting edge of this approach.
"Watch this program and it will change your life." - Dr. Mehmet C. Oz, MD, NY Presbyterian Hospital/ Columbia University
"Every single patient should be informed that the mind has a huge impact on the body and there are ways you can take advantage of that." - Tracy Gaudet, MD, Duke Center for Integrative Medicine
"There is no reason why we can't be as humanly sophisticated as we are technologically sophisticated." - Arthur Kleinman, MD, Harvard University
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