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Leading Ladies 2018: Dr. Kathleen Kroessler

Neurologist & Acupuncturist, Dr. Kathleen Kroessler

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In the office of Dr. Kathleen Kroessler, Eastern alternative therapies meet Western medicine practices. A practicing neurologist who specializes in alleviating headache pain, Dr. Kroessler uses acupuncture and other alternative therapies to aid in the treatment of her patients. “The ideas of health and wellness used in Eastern medicine treat the whole patient, and naturally complement the Western approaches to treating symptoms and diseases,” she says. “Acupuncture and other alternative modalities can be very effective for treating pain and the stress associated with chronic pain.”

“I focus on treating headaches and other causes of neuromuscular and neuropathic pain,” she says. In addition to acupuncture, she can employ cupping, therapeutic dry needling and trigger point injections, which can alleviate neck and shoulder tension, plus back and joint pain, when they’re appropriate to a patient’s treatment. Dr. Kroessler started exploring alternative therapies as an option for helping patients who could not tolerate conventional medications or had incomplete relief of symptoms. Through her blend of holistic practices and medical science, Dr. Kroessler treats conditions like neuralgia, migraine headaches, whiplash injuries, chronic pain and post-concussive headaches. She is also fellowship trained in EMGs, which are diagnostic tests for nerve and muscle problems. “It is quite gratifying to help patients with pain, integrating the Eastern and Western approaches.” she says. “I had no idea when I first took the acupuncture training course that it would be such a powerful tool. Our bodies have an amazing capacity to heal when the energy of chronic strain/pain patterns are released.”

Kathleen Kroessler, MD: Neurology & Acupuncture 

407 East Ave., Suite 110, Pawtucket 305-3322