30 Days of Inspiration!
Enjoy Dr. Hank’s Interview with Joe Longo
Dr. Finkel – Brief History
I have spent my entire career in the healing arts. First, armed with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology, I spent several years working in various positions in a locked, acute emergency care, psychiatric facility.
- After becoming disillusioned by the society’s ability to come to grips with mental illness and the reliance on pharmacology as it’s fundamentally single approach, I experienced a period of personal growth after starting Tai Chi and meditation. I learned of and became trained as a Biofeedback Therapist. Using applied psychophysiology (read: mind-body connection), I spent the next decade teaching people how to control pain and overcome anxiety by use their minds to better control their bodies. The outcomes were great and the work rewarding.
- When I later learned in chiropractic school that classic chiropractic philosophy states that, as chiropractors we believe that an Innate Intelligence organizes and flows through the body… that resonated with me. I am not particularly religious but I do believe that we are spiritual beings having a human/physical experience.
I also learned that at about the same time that modern chiropractic was being developed and codified (about 100 years ago), a debate raged in scientific circles regarding the nature of life and its creation/creator. Indeed, I’m sure this debate impacted Drs. D.D. and B.J. Palmer and others in the early days of our profession.
Hanks professional passion is in the area of "Applied Neurophysiology" or “how the mind affects the body and the effect that relationship has health”. This led to a certification in biofeedback training in 1988. Now, with 30 years of experience, he is a leader in the field of Applied Neurophysiology. He brings state of the art equipment and techniques to address stress and the effects of stress while sharpening and enhancing brain function.
"I mentor each and every one client with compassion, knowledge and professionalism. My goal is to help people restore their health and improve the quality of their lives. I offer long-term solutions to a wide variety of health and life challenges while providing the informed, caring support clients require. I strive to developing trusting relationships that last a lifetime.”
Dr. Hank is also a certified practitioner of Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET). This unique technique draws on the principals of energy medicine and combines Applied Kinesiology with Acupressure to treat allergies both environmental and food, that may result in a wide host of physical, mental or emotional conditions.
Dr. Hank is also a Reiki Master in the Japanese Usui tradition. He taught kinesiology at the Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy. His interests range from meditation, yoga and Tai Chi to music, photography and backpacking. Familiar with the principles of energy medicine, guided imagery, and psychotherapy, he frequently clients draw connections with these techniques as they work with physical issues.