About Dr. Debra Gaffney

Debra Gaffney,Ph.D., A.P.,NCCAOM,C.C.P.A., C.R.T.


Educational Background –¬†Continuing online and classroom studies weekly

  • 2007-2013 Post Graduate courses and training sponsored by and through the University of Miami, Miller School of Nutrition
  • 2004 Australian College of Phytotherapy
  • 2004 Texas Chiropractic College
  • Postgraduate work in Herbal Medicine
  • 2004 Certified in Injection Therapy for Homeopathic Medicine, Herbal Medicine, and Vitamins
  • 2002 British Institute of Homeopathy
  • Bach Flower Practitioner
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • 1998 National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine¬†(NCCAOM)
  • Diplomate in Acupuncture
  • 1998 School of Complementary Medicine (Tai Institute)
  • Acupuncture Physician
  • 2800 hours classroom study
  • 1.5 years of internship
  • 1993-1995 Parker College of Chiropractic
  • Chiropractic Physician Assistant



  • Halifax Hospital – Hosted Family Medicine Residency Program-Preceptor Services, 2008
  • Florida College of Integrative Medicine, Department of Oriental Medicine
  • Clinical Supervisor and Adjunct Faculty, 2003- present
  • Acupuncture Physician, 1998-present
  • Vice President for J.D. Gaffney, D.C., P.A., 1991-present



  • Keys to a Vibrantly Healthy Lifestyle, 2011
  • Sensitivities: The Subtle Cause of Symptoms, The Hidden Cause of Illness, 2008



  • Acupuncture Physician, State of Florida
  • Certified Chiropractic Physician Assistant, State of Florida
  • Radiological Technician, State of Florida



  • Florida State Oriental Medical Association (FSOMA)
  • American Association of Oriental Medicine (NAAOM)
  • National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)



  • Garden Club of DeLand, 2007 to present
  • DeLand Garden Club Firecracker Circle, 2017
  • Sunflower Circle, 2015
  • Sparkleberry Garden Circle 2011-15, Treasurer
  • Vice President 2008-09
  • Blue Sage Garden Circle, President 2007-09



  • Voted “Best of the West” Acupuncture Physician – 2001-2017



  • Developed AcuSET sm to eliminate sensitivities and have successfully treated over six(6) thousand allergy/sensitivity sufferers
  • Professional management consultant in the field of Chiropractic
  • BioMeridian Practitioner – Certified in use of Electrodermal Bioelectrical Assessment Procedure
  • Studied under Dr. Ellen Cutler as a BioSET Practioner
  • BIM – Bio Impedance Measurement according to the principles of EAV (Electro Acupuncture according to Voll) non-evasive technique to determine any underlying health conditions that can be addressed by nutritional supplements and acupuncture
  • AcuGraph – The AcuGraph Digital Meridian Imaging system is a computerized tool used to analyze and document the energetic status of the acupuncture meridians
  • ZYTO – Electrodermal Bioelectrical Assessment Procedure
  • Over 20 years experience as a Chiropractic Physician Assistant and Office Manager for several nationally known Chiropractic Physicians including Dr. Warren Hammer, Dr. Peter Fernandez, Dr. Charles Ingram, and husband, Dr. John Gaffney
  • Guest speaker for groups and/or professional organizations such as Stetson University Health Sciences and Anthropology Department