My Philosophy

We all have our own personal stories and experiences of health and healing.

The human body, as with all of life, is pure intelligence, always seeking to achieve greater states of health and wholeness. The disease process, therefore, is the expression of an intelligent system seeking to adapt, heal, grow, and evolve despite both acute and chronic stress. It's information, not a burden or a malfunctioning system. As I see it, the job of the practitioner is not to remove the symptoms that emerge as part of this process, but to support the body’s intelligence allowing for the completion of the healing process. My philosophy is that the human body serves as the conduit through which pure intelligence emerges and evolves. When supported, a person may fully express their greatest truth and potential physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

After receiving my bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering and working for a contractor for the Department of Defense, I left this career to follow my heart and pursue my passion in the field of natural health and wellness. Choosing chiropractic, the largest drug free health profession in the world, I received my doctorate in Chiropractic from Parker University in 2006.

I am always seeking the most advanced techniques that will have the most profound influence on the central nervous system and support the greatest expression of the body's own healing potential. I incorporate techniques including Torque Release Technique , Network Spinal Analysis (NSA), and Flowtrition (Flow) into my practice to maximize results.

“The question I’m always asking myself is “How can we love more?” What I’ve learned is through a clear functioning central nervous system, balanced brain chemistry, and access to an open heart can we truly fulfill our potential as humans to love. I aim to support this in every client who walks through my doors.”

We all have our own personal stories and experiences of health and healing. I am no different having experienced my own challenges, stress, and traumas. My journey has left me with a profound sense of awe and gratitude for life, an intense faith in the body's ability to heal, and a passion to live from a space of "loving service."

In 2009 I was pushed to my physical limits when I was involved in a traumatic car accident resulting in nearly 30 fractures and massive internal damage.

However, after years of intense recovery (including from an addiction to oxycontin) what emerged is a desire to push the limits of our potential and to experience what it means to truly be whole.

“The experience truly left me with a deep appreciation and certainty of the body’s ability to heal.”

What if your pain and symptoms were really an opportunity for growth and healing? By repressing the symptoms we suppress our own growth and evolution. Instead, what if we looked at our pain and symptoms as a way to break apart from what’s not working in our life and to springboard into greater states of healing? It is the practitioners job to help support the body’s healing process, allowing space for what is emerging. My aim is to illuminate the path to greater health and wellness by being your health guide and mentor on your journey. You will be responsible for being present and engaged in the healing process and allowing the new growth to emerge.

CV – Jonah Yakel, DC, DACACD(c)


2016 to present – Diplomate in Addiction and Compulsive Disorders

2006 – Doctor of Chiropractic, Parker University, Dallas, Texas

2001 – Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona

Post Graduate Training

2016 – Torque Release Technique

2016 – Auriculotherapy

2014 – Present – Nutrition training, Stuart White, DABCN Nutrition– 36 hours, Individual tutoring over 10 years Standard Process laboratories

2006 – Advanced Flowtrition training, certification, and teaching over 10 years with Dr. Lance Wright, D.C.

2014 – Raphaelite Work Training in healing and transformation with Himayat Inayati, Th.D.

2005 – 2006 – Advanced training in Network Spinal Analysis


The Art of Being Healthy, Dr. Gilles LaMarche, October 2013

Heart to Heart: The Path to Wellness, Alska, 2014


2006 – Present – Chiropractic and nutrition practice, LifeGate Chiropractic and Wholeness Center, Tucson, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, and Overland Park, KS.

2008 – 2010 – Stewart Chiropractic, Phoenix, AZ

2008 – 2010 – Chiropractic Backup Services

International lecturer and teacher of chiropractic, Flowtrition, and nutrition practice growth and methodology.

Providing training, consultation and seminars on functional medicine, motivation, business growth and development for chiropractors, medical doctors, physical therapists and other healing professionals since 2012.

Development and presentation of Awaken the Healer Within training.

Produced and hosted a radio show on natural healing and nutrition featuring guests including Dr. John Demartini, Dr. Stephen Cherniske, Dr. Brian Cabin, and more, Tucson, Arizona

"The greatest part about coming into the office is looking forward to that frequent feeling of extreme calmness and relaxation. I have more positive energy in and out."


"I am better able to handle stress in my body and mind. I have a better mood, and I feel more vibrant and alive in my body."


"The most exciting part of receiving care is how you can be so relaxed with just a light gentle touch and small adjustment. I think I’m more positive and patient."


"I seem to be able to not let things get me upset. I have a much more relaxed and different perspective on things. I don’t sweat the small stuff. I seem to be a lot happier and grateful. Things seem to flow my way a lot easier."


"My back pain and sciatica has been significantly reduced. I have more energy, less ‘up tight’. I feel energized after a session. I can sense that adjustments help me remain calm and not overreact as I used to."



"I have more flexibility in my lower back & recover faster from pain. I feel more attuned to the needs of my body, but also aware of triggers that cause stress & I adapt easier."


"What I love about receiving care is that it doesn’t require drugs. I leave feeling relaxed and feeling like my body is functioning better. It takes my stress level down which influences every other aspect of my life."


"Since receiving care, I have an inner feeling of harmony, relaxation, and peace. I enjoy the energy of others more."


"I have noticed an increase in good areas, like energy, and a decrease in bad areas, like stress and anxiety."


"We look forward to coming here and seeing Dr. Yakel for Functional Medicine. This is the first time I’ve felt that someone is actually listening to my son and what he needs. We are not just being given a band-aid."


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Lifegate Health Center

9200 Indian Creek Parkway
Suite 187
Overland Park, KS 66210
  • Phone: 913-498-0099
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Hours of Operation


Monday & Wednesday: 11 am - 1 pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 4 pm - 6 pm

Functional Medicine:

Monday & Wednesday: 2 pm - 6 pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 9 am - 3 pm