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Kym Caporale, DACM

Dr. Caporale has over 40 years of training and expertise in helping patients with chronic health conditions. She specializes in using an all-natural approach to help patients with chronic lung diseases such as COPD, IPF, and sarcoidosis.


The goal of her treatment is to improve patients shortness of breath, reduce their dependence on oxygen, and help improve their quality of life.*

Dr. Caporale can help you if:

  • You have been diagnosed with COPD or another chronic lung disease

  • You have been suffering with shortness of breath, fatigue, and cough

  • You are using oxygen therapy

  • Your breathing is getting progressively worse

Meet the doctor

Meet The Doctor

Dr. Kym Caporale

Her list of accomplishments and accreditations are impressive, but it’s her passion for integrative medicine that has Dr. Kym Caporale’s acupuncture in St. Petersburg patients raving. Her patient-centered approach incorporates the best of modern and holistic medicines and sets her treatments apart from standard protocols.

A Florida and National Board Certified Acupuncture Physician, Dr. Caporale holds a doctorate in oriental medicine, and master's degrees in communication disorders, and education. She received her doctorate from Pacific College, San Diego.  She has over 40 years of experience in clinical settings and shares her expertise with clients and practitioners internationally. In addition to running her clinical practice and offering acupuncture in Tampa Bay, she provides education to acupuncturists nationwide through her seminars and CEU courses. Dr. Caporale is a trailblazer as she is one of the first and only Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy educators in both Arizona and Montana.

Experienced in patient care for patients nationwide with advanced diseases, Dr. Caporale believes in a personalized approach to medicine, combining therapies as needed to assist with disease prevention and elimination of stress and pain through immune system enhancement. Her lung patients often experience success as Dr. Caporale works in tandem with their pulmonologists. 


Dr. Caporale is a lifelong learner and prides herself on keeping up-to-date with new cutting-edge technology in the world of integrative medicine thus her patients are guaranteed to receive the most comprehensive care possible. Some of her favorite healing technologies that she uses at her practice are Moxibustion, Red-Light Therapy, Terahertz Treatment, Sound and Bio Harmonic treatments, and PEMF Therapy. 


Dr. Caporale's Natural Therapies

Traditional Chinese Medicine is based upon the premise of balance between the body’s core organs and the structure (Yin) and function (Yang) within each organ. 


The use of acupuncture can assist the restoration of lung function. ​Traditional Chinese Medicine that targets lung Yin and acupuncture has been improving patients quality of life.* 

What To Expect

1-2 weeks

2-4 weeks

3 months

6 months

increased energy & reduced shortness of breath*

reduced cough & phlegm*

reduced oxygen use *

improved lung function*

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Patient Stories

Just a quick note to say how pleased I am with the results of your treatment. When I started with the treatment, I was on 2 liters of oxygen 24 hours a day. I now only use the oxygen at night and when doing treadmill 2.8 mph at 3.5 grade for 40 minutes 4-5 times a week. I consider this a significant improvement, and actually don’t have to see my pulmonologist for another year.**

**Disclaimer: Individual results may vary and cannot be guaranteed.

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*DISCLAIMER: Individual results may vary. Do not change or discontinue any prescription medications unless directed by your primary physician.
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