Welcome to Kunkel HealthCare

As a health care provider, my purpose is to provide a distinguished and integrative standard of care. A thorough evaluation will measure the patient's symptoms and overall well being; this information is used to facilitate an effective treatment strategy or develop an appropriate referral. My goal is to provide a standard of care for each patient enabling them to regain their quality of life and perform daily activities without compromise.

 
 
Naprapathy

Naprapathy works to restore mobility and function to abnormally tense and rigid tissue that is causing pain and dysfunction. Treatment consists of gentle soft tissue manipulation, nutritional treatment and other non-invasive therapies. Naprapathy is especially beneficial for back pain, sports injuries and muscle strain but treats many other conditions.

There are a myriad of benefits to Naprapathy that include significant pain relief, increased movement and flexibility, stress reduction and an increase in the body's own ability to heal. Due to these benefits, hospitals are now staffing Naprapaths to facilitate patient recovery from injury and surgical procedures.

 
 
Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese method of producing analgesia (pain relief) or altering the function of a body system by inserting fine needles into the skin at strategic body sites along lines or channels, called meridians. Acupuncture is highly effective in treating both acute and chronic pain and is recognized by leading health organizations as effective.

After over 20 years of collecting data, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved acupuncture needles as medical devices used by licensed practitioners in 1996 making it more readily covered by insurance. Kunkel Healthcare uses only sterile, FDA approved needles in treatment as patient safety is of the utmost importance.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is also increasingly recognizing the effectiveness of acupuncture and cited, "According to clinical practice guidelines issues by the American Pain Society and the American College of Physicians in 2007, acupuncture is one of several CAM therapies physicians should consider when patients with chronic low-back pain do not respond to conventional treatment."

The World Health Organization (WHO) also lists over 25 "diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved-through controlled trials-to be an effective treatment".

 
 
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