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Individualized Chiropractic Care and Thermography

Sep 30, 2022 09:31AM ● By Sheila Julson
Doctors Thomas and Darlene Heath, the husband and wife team behind Heath Chiropractic & Wellness Center, specialize in individualized, whole person evaluation and treatment to find the root causes of their patients’ health issues. They understand natural healing, and that the body has an innate ability to heal itself when properly aligned and interferences are removed. This past year, Darlene opened Shalom Thermography within the wellness center, offering medical infrared imaging scans.

Heath Chiropractic

 Thomas and Darlene emphasize that one of the most important parts of their practice is offering hope on the journey to wellness. Thomas assesses the digestive process with stool and food sensitivity testing to make sure the brain is healthy, as well as appropriately adjusting the extremities and cranium, and addressing stress and emotional issues. Nutritional needs and environmental toxic burdens are also evaluated with lab testing.

One of many healing modalities, BrainTap stimulates the brain's neuroplasticity and is proven to help people that experience high stress, difficulty sleeping, low energy and other lifestyle challenges. Professional Applied Kinesiology, which evaluates how physiology and chemistry work together for a properly functioning body, uses manual muscle testing. Quantum Neurology is a technique designed to optimize the body’s healing by strengthening and balancing the nervous system.

The Neuro Emotional Technique addresses unresolved stress often associated with a response in the brain that can trigger chronic mind and body problems. Thomas says that these and several other techniques help patients return to health and wellness.

Shalom Thermography

 Thermography is a painless, non-invasive risk assessment tool that uses a medical-grade infrared camera to detect inflammation and metabolic changes in the body. This offers a proactive, prevention-focused approach to health care. “There are particular patterns that form when there are certain disease processes,” says Darlene. “When a tumor starts to grow, it needs a blood supply to feed it. A thermography scan shows a heat signature that’s given off in that area.”

That heat signature indicates a potential disease process forming. Thermographic scans may detect breast abnormalities eight to 10 years before they might appear on a mammogram. “That gives us lead time to help women make changes in their diet, stress levels, nutrition, exercise and emotional health—all lifestyle changes that prevent cancer from developing.”

The couple met at Palmer College of Chiropractic, in Davenport, Iowa, where they both received a doctorate in chiropractic. After graduation, they launched their first practice in northwest Iowa. The family later moved to Pennsylvania to be closer to Darlene’s family. Thomas practiced in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, for 25 years before moving with his family to Landisville in 2017, when he opened Heath Chiropractic & Wellness Center. Darlene took a leave of absence from practicing to homeschool their five children. After 25 years of homeschooling, she got back into the health field by becoming a board-certified clinical technician with the International Academy of Clinical Thermography.

Each October, America observes National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but Darlene would like to shift that paradigm. “I would rather see Breast Health Awareness month. Instead of focusing on cancer, we should focus on breast health, where we teach women what lifestyle changes they can make to reduce their chances of developing cancer. With one in eight women being diagnosed with breast cancer, we need to focus on early evaluation and lifestyle changes that support breast health, and thermography should be a part of that.”

Thomas and Darlene strive to make Heath Chiropractic & Wellness and Shalom Thermography a place where people are treated and evaluated as individuals. “I look at each patient as an individual from a comprehensive perspective—what their individual needs are and how can I help them truly reach their health care goals and dreams,” says Thomas.

The couple plans to add more integrative services. They have two sons currently attending chiropractic college and hope they will join the practice when they graduate, bringing the latest knowledge and advancements with them. “We want to bring all these valuable tools for overall wellness and create hope for the restoration of health and well-being,” says Darlene.

Heath Chiropractic and Wellness Center, LLC, and Shalom Thermography is located at 14 W. Main St., in Landisville. For appointments and more information, call 717-530-5555 and