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Dr. Stephen Banko, Shaman, Energy Healer, and Chiropractor.


I am a practicing Shaman, Energy Healer and Chiropractor.  Originally a native of up-state- New York, I have lived in Raleigh, North Carolina since 1983.  After obtaining an Associates, Bachelors and Doctorate  degree, I opened a chiropractic office in 1992.  I maintained a very successful referral-based practice for over 11 years, working with conditions from aches and pains to cancers to emotional traumas.  It was after this period of time that I felt the need to further my studies in energy healing/medicine.

I had always had a strong interest and fascination with energy medicine, and incorporated it into my chiropractic office.  I reached a point though, where I knew there was a lot more to the story with energy medicine than I was bringing to the table. So, that being said, I decided to take a hiatus from my chiropractic office setting and pursue deeper studies.  This ultimately led me to the magical country of Peru.  In Peru, I was able to work with and learn from the Shamans (medicine men and women/healers) of the Andes and the jungle.  I was initiated through sacred rituals into their way of work and living. It’s truly an honor to be in their midst. I continue to make yearly trips to Peru.  The learning never stops and of course I get to reunite with some of the best of friends.

After a few years, I reopened my office with energy healing being the primary focus.  I still do chiropractic, which is still amazing by itself.  Although when you combine the energy healing with chiropractic, most problems that seemingly could never be fixed (physical and/or emotional) can now be helped, resolved and/or eliminated.

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