Curtis Kunkel, ND

E. Curtis Kunkel, NDMy name is Curtis Kunkel, ND and I’m a board certified naturopathic physician. I like to think of myself as a natural medicine specialist. Here’s a little about me…

I take great pleasure in uncovering and bringing to light useful information that has been buried or hidden. I enjoy finding the truth… about everything.

For years I suffered with various diagnoses, in which I was treated as if I had numerous pharmaceutical deficiencies. Because all the drugs I was given for my physical symptoms did not fix me, I was told my problems must all be in my head.  So, after many years of declining health and a gnawing feeling that there had to be a better way, I was finally introduced to naturopathy. Natural medicine allowed me to turn the corner on my health, and start regaining the quality of life I had lost. As my path progressed, I realized that becoming a naturopath was my calling.

While unraveling the mysteries of health and disease, I came to the conclusion that we are all universes unto ourselves. As a result of this complexity and individuality, many of us don’t get the medical help we need. How many of us have doctors that understand the complex dynamics of true health, who sit down with us, are fully present and have more than drugs, scalpels and radiation in their tool belt? Not many. Their tools were developed to save lives in acute and emergency situations. But what approach should be taken if dealing with a chronic situation instead?

When it comes to chronic health conditions, a one-size-fits-all medical approach doesn’t work very well. Even though my doctors had tried their best, they had not been trained to effectively deal with the cause of chronic problems, and that is still the case for today’s allopathic medical training.

I take great pride in getting to the bottom of why you feel fatigued, stressed, depressed, anxious and overwhelmed, etc. By digging to find the cause, we can know exactly how to get to the real work of healing. Remember, everyone is unique, and this is why I always provide each of my patients with a personalized healing approach.

What I also provide is the first-hand experience of having walked the healing path myself. What better doctor could you have than one who hasn’t just learned about medicine, but who also knows the mental and emotional aspects of how chronic illness impacts your life? As a result, I have come to a great understanding and appreciation of just how interconnected the body, mind and spirit really are.

If my story sounds familiar and you are ready to reach your fullest potential, let me know. By helping you reach your goals and dreams, you will be helping me achieve my dream of making this world a better place for all of us. I look forward to the opportunity of being your partner in health!

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