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Richard A. Feely, D.O., FAADEP, FAAO, FCA
Special interests
Dr. Feely is especially interested in the healing technique of cranial osteopathy, a gentle, featherlight, hands-on form of manipulative medicine that involves the craniosacral system of the head, spine and pelvis. His other special interests are disability evaluation and scalp and ear acupuncture.

Board certified Family practice, osteopathic manipulative medicine, disability evaluation and quality assurance/utilization review
Osteopathic degree Kirksville (Missouri) College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship Davenport Osteopathic Hospital, Davenport, Idaho
Academic appointments Clinical Associate Professor, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University; William G. Sutherland Lecturer, The Cranial Academy, Chicago
Other Fellow, American Academy of Osteopathy; The Cranial Academy; American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians

Dr. Feely is a widely known expert on osteopathic manipulation and auricular acupuncture. As a cranial osteopath, he notes, I have the great fortune to blend the art of touching and the science of healing in daily patient care. By using traditional, orthodox and alternative methods of diagnosis and treatment, my colleagues and I are able to help heal the whole person: body, mind and spirit.

Dr. Feely was the senior physician at the American WholeHealth Michigan Avenue Center in Chicago and director of quality management for American WholeHealth, and served as a clinical consultant for WholeHealthMD,  

In 1981, he founded RHEMA Medical Associates, Ltd., an osteopathic medical practice group that integrated conventional medicine with alternative therapies. He was the first American to study the pain-relieving technique of Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA) in Japan, and he has lectured on Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture at UCLA Medical School in Los Angeles. He has published a textbook for physician acupuncturists on YNSA and continues to write, edit, lecture and instruct, nationally and internationally, on these specialties and on cranial osteopathy and osteopathic manipulation. He practices at Feely, Ltd.  in Chicago and reaches out to the public on his website,

Date Published: 04/13/2005 Return to Top