Jessica Gradel, DC, MSAc, Dipli.Ac (NCCAOM), L.Ac
Dr. Gradel graduated from National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) with a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine in 2016 and continued with her studies to obtain her Master's in the Science of Acupuncture graduating in 2017 as her class Salutatorian. During her studies at NUHS, she furthered her knowledge through various advanced training courses in Motion Palpation, McKenzie Technique, 300 hours of Chiropractic Acupuncture, Functional Movement Taping, and the Treatment of Childhood Behavioral Disorders through the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation (IAFNR). During her last year at NUHS, she interned at John Stroger Jr. Hospital's Pain Management Department, one of the busiest urban hospitals in the world located in the heart of Chicago's Medical District.
After Graduation, Dr. Gradel attended a supervised medical internship at Beijing University of Chinese Medicine's Fourth Affiliated Hospital Located in ZaoZhunang, China. When she returned she moved to the Louisville area and opened StoneWater Acupuncture & Chiropractic in New Albany. Where she shares her passion for living a healthy lifestyle and dedicates her life to helping others with their health challenges by integrating two healing arts into one balanced practice.
Away from the office, you may find her rock climbing, hiking, kayaking, or camping around the area. She is an avid nature enthusiast and believes in the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku (森林浴) or strolling through a forest to alleviate stress and boost the immune system.
During her undergraduate studies at Alma College, before finding healthcare as her true calling, Dr.Gradel worked as a research intern radio-tracking endangered Spotted Turtles in a bog/fen for studies that were later published in American Midland Naturalist, Amphibia-Reptilia, and the Herpetological Review