Who I am
I was born in Sioux City, Iowa and lived there for three years until my father was transferred to Indianapolis, Indiana where I grew up. I graduated from Indiana University with a bachelors degree in biology. During this time I met my wife Katie. I achieved my Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1982 from The National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois and was trained in traditional acupuncture there as well. I became certified in hypnosis in 1988, as I had begun to appreciate that the mind truly controls the body. In 1994 I took advanced acupuncture training in Scottsdale, Arizona and became a fellow of the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture. I became interested in Laser Therapy in 1996, and introduced this procedure into my practice for acceleration of soft tissue healing, and as an alternative, non-invasive method of stimulating acupuncture points.
I successfully practiced in Champaign, Illinois until June 2014, when my wife and I moved to Naples. I am now continuing my career in this beautiful place we love. I see patients by appointment at Riebesell Chiropractic in Naples and at O'Neill Chiropractic in Bonita Springs.
I have a daughter Lauren, a son Robert, a son-in-law (Art) and daughter-in-law (Natalie). I have two beautiful granddaughters (Ava & Mila) and a handsome grandson (Easton)!
We love dogs and have a golden retriever named Honey, and an English springer spaniel named Lucy.
Why I do this
PASSION! Quite simply, I love what I do!
Think about this; The universe is all about energy. Life is all about energy. Your health is all about energy. Your brain controls your body by sending and receiving electrical impulses. When your cells, tissues, and organs communicate well bio-electrically, healing occurs and health is facilitated.
Acupuncture, chiropractic, and laser therapy ALL help your body function better on an energy level.
I understand that health is a mind and body interaction. The work I do with you respects your body's ability to heal itself. In essence, I am a wellness coach!
What I can do for you
- Help you manage pain naturally, without toxic drugs!
Help your body get well and regain lost function and mobility!
Help you STAY HEALTHY!
Spend the time it takes to listen to you and fully address your concerns and stress! Then, help you develop a strategy to manage your stress and BE HAPPY again!