Holistic Chiropractic Wellness in Roxborough
Oct 02, 2018 07:28PM
● By Martin Miron
Hank Finkel, DC, owner of Advanced Chiropractic Services, in Roxborough, recently appeared a guest speaker at the Empowered Light Holistic Expo in Oaks, PA and at Karmafest—The Gathering in Maryland, to talk about his unique techniques of incorporating energy medicine into traditional chiropractic care. Having graduated with honors from the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic in 2000, he says, “After a few years working in the mental health field and before embarking on the chiropractic path, I found what has become my lifelong professional area of interest: mind-body health. I began training in biofeedback and applied physiology and obtained certification in 1988.”
He was drawn to take over the part-time practice of a retiring chiropractor in Roxborough, noting, “I grew up in and around the city, so it's very exciting to introduce my techniques to my friends and family in the area. The first energy-based technique I introduced into the practice was Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Technique. This non-invasive technique combines Applied Kinesiology (an obscure chiropractic technique) with acupuncture (I use acupressure) to address all types of allergies and sensitivities that may be at the root of a vast array of chronic illnesses.” Finkel also uses Koren Specific Technique, a gentle, energy-based chiropractic technique that involves no twisting, popping or "cracking" of joints. Gentle, but highly effective tapping with an adjustment instrument is used.
He’s very optimistic about his latest modality, saying, “I've come full circle and have found a way to bring mind-body training back into my practice with the introduction of BrainTap earlier this year. BrainTap is a powerful, non-chiropractic treatment for a host of conditions using guided imagery and visualization. Several types of technologies are combined to make the BrainTap sessions an effective method of coping with life's difficulties. There are programs to help one sleep better, cope with any number of illnesses and weight loss; there are programs for PTSD [post-traumatic stress disorder], both military and non-military, autism, grief, improved study habits, being a better athlete and many, many more. That list only scratches the surface of what's available.”
There are many styles, approaches and areas of expertise within the world of chiropractic, and Finkel explains, “My office focuses on overall health and wellness by incorporating a variety of holistic techniques and products. We attract patients who wish to not only become pain-free, but wish to take steps toward a more positive and healthy lifestyle. I meet each patient where they are at with regard to their current situation and assist them in taking only the steps they are ready to make towards a healthier lifestyle. I adjust people of all ages, including infants, toddlers and seniors.”
Finkel emphasizes the importance of doctor/patient bonding, observing, “I mentor each and every patient with compassion, knowledge and professionalism. I strive to help people restore their health and improve the quality of their lives. My background in psychology allows me to offer long-term solutions to stress-related challenges while providing the informed, caring support clients require. I strive to developing trusting relationships that last a lifetime." Also a reiki master in the Japanese Usui tradition, Finkel has volunteered for the past 18 years at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, where he adjusts the other volunteers.
“Being familiar with the principles of energy medicine, guided imagery and psychotherapy, I frequently help clients draw connections with these techniques as they work through their particular life issues,” says Finkel. He now carries a new homeopathic product that offers a host of benefits. “It's being offered for the first time on a wide scale and promises to be very exciting,” he says.