Welcome To The Agape Institute
You are not alone in your struggle to become free of sickness and disease. It stinks to be sick and not know where to go or who to trust. Unfortunately, I get it because this used to be me. I personally went through the healthcare ringer and that is the reason behind why I devoted my life to the creation of Agape Institute. But before I tell you about this place, allow me to tell you the reason behind it.
All my life, I knew there was something different with my health, but I couldn’t put my finger on what was wrong. As a child, I had constant sinus and ear infections that eventually led to asthma. Medications made no difference, but I took them anyway. Looking back on it now, that was not really a good idea. The side effects to the antibiotics caused reflux and ulcerative colitis that deteriorated my entire intestinal tract. As I got older, my body started to attack me with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. This, combined with severe pain in my neck and back, made it almost impossible to get out of bed. At this time, I was working as a paramedic in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs. I knew I needed to do something different if I wanted better results. The medication wasn’t working and sometimes just made it worse.
It’s amazing how God works. I asked Him, “How can I even take care of people when I’m this sick and I know the medical system inside and out?” He said, “There is a better way for you to go. I will show you.” I was led to a chiropractor who specialized in Upper Cervical care. He helped me reduce my pain and suffering. It was not the complete answer but it did more for me than any medication did! I knew God had me on the right path to my total healing.
The remarkable results I received from chiropractic care spurred me to attend Chiropractic school and I graduated with my emphasis in Upper Cervical Care. I was so excited to put my education to use helping as many people as I could, those people who were like me and were being failed by the healthcare system.
Unfortunately, in my first year of practice, I developed an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, almost ending my life. I was bedridden and could barely move. I felt my life slipping away. I thought, this cannot be the end. God told me, “There is a better way for you to go, I will show you.”
My answer came through Dr. Jack Kessinger, the father of Dr. Robert Kessinger who was my mentor in Upper Cervical Care. Dr. Jack was the top Functional Healthcare Doctor in the world at the time. He found the exact bio-specific cause of the autoimmune disease and mentored me to help remediate the disease process.
After months of diligently following all of Dr. Kessinger’s protocols and recommendations, my energy was restored, my pain was gone! Needless to say, once I was 100% well, I became so excited by my results you could not stop me from learning how to help all of my current chiropractic patients become well! This is why I am so impassioned! How couldn’t I be? It saved my life. After extensive training, I created Agape in 2010 for those people who, like me, were let down by the traditional medical system and wanted to get their life back!
– Dr. Stephen A. Conicello, DC, EMT-P
About the Agape Institute
Who Are We?
Agape Institute of Functional Health and Chiropractic was founded for the needs of so many people in our country that could not get the answers in traditional healthcare. At Agape, we use the fastest growing form of healthcare today ~ Functional Medicine. Functional Medicine looks for the cause of why your body created the problem, instead of managing your symptoms with needless drugs or surgeries for the rest of your life.
Ask yourself this question. Would you rather have your condition be managed for the rest of your life or would you rather have it possibly reversed?
How Did We Get Here?
Dr. Conicello and his wife Michelle were born and raised in Chester County and have always called it home. Dr. Conicello was asked to be a part of a groundbreaking study with Italy’s top Cardiologist’s, Vascular and Orthopedic Surgeons on the effects of Multiple Sclerosis (Subjects with Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency) that had astounding results. After the study concluded, we arrived back in the heart of Chester County to answer the call of so many sick people.
We strive diligently to get to the root cause of the problem and help you and your body to remediate what is causing the problem in the first place.
The Agape Mission
“To Help As Many People As We Can By Teaching, Mentoring and Applying God Given Healthcare Principles That Add LIFE To Years”.
What Is Functional Healthcare?
Functional healthcare is a specific natural approach to healthcare. It is made neurologically and biologically specific for YOU. Even another person with the same condition is treated differently because the cause could be quite different. Finding this underlying cause helps us to remediate and prevent your body from creating this condition. This is different from the typical removal or masking of the symptoms you typically have in traditional medicine. The main goal with us is to have you work with our professionals in finding the root cause of the issue and teaching you how to deal with it properly.
Our highly trained staff will teach and mentor you in the art and science of self-healing, so you can properly utilize functional healthcare in dealing with your chronic health condition.
Amazing Chronic Disease Prevention
Typical chronic diseases (Diabetes, Hypertension, Thyroid, etc.) develop slowly. This makes the stress and emotional effects almost overbearing. It will usually be followed by poor diet, drugs, toxic environment, lack of exercise, and lack of sleep. In order for functional healthcare and Agape Institute of Functional Health and Chiropractic’s practices to work, you must take the first step. You must trust us and believe in what you’re doing. Don’t let “hope it will go away” get in the way of helping you to be come well and stay well.
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For the most advanced and efficient techniques and assistance for your health problems, contact Agape Institute of Functional Health and Chiropractic.