When interviewed by Holistic Health magazine in 2006, Dr. Scott Denny proclaimed, “There is a great synergy when conventional medicine and oriental medicine are applied together.” This holistic harmony is readily apparent at Integrative Hospital Associates and MultiCare Clinic, where Dr. Denny has devoted his life to treating acute and chronic health issues with an approach that integrates the healing philosophies of both Eastern and Western medicine. Together with his personable team of chiropractic physicians, nutrition experts, and massage therapists, Dr. Denny works tirelessly to enhance clients' well-being through acupuncture and an array of other therapies designed to help combat addiction, disease, and habitual sleepsurfing. Oriental-medicine techniques, such as herbal medicine and the Gua Sha healing process, work alongside services based in conventional science, such as cold-laser therapy for the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries.
Among other accolades, Dr. Denny is the 11-time recipient of the Continuing Education Excellence Award in Pain Management and has served as the President of the American Academy of Pain Management and the head of acupuncture services at Holy Cross Hospital Feldman Center for Optimal Health. The compassionate doctor has been featured in local news media for his “multifaceted approach” to treating chronic pain and is also the inventor of Dodai Fusion Therapy, a combination of ancient Japanese manual therapy and meridian-based acupuncture techniques.
As a former cheerleader and dance captain, Samantha Boyd, DC, PA knows the potential and limits of the human body. Trading in her pom-poms for a lab coat, Dr. Boyd brings a holistic approach to remedying chronic pain and helping patients recover from injury. Consultations and x-rays help her find the root cause of discomfort, whether caused by interferences in the spinal cord or an unpaid bill to the endocrine system. Dr. Boyd’s pain-relieving repertoire includes spinal adjustments, exercises that rebuild core muscles, massage therapy that soothes sinews, and nutritional counseling that heals bodies from the inside out.
The skillful staff at Advanced Acupuncture combines Chinese tui na massage techniques with traditional acupuncture practice to alleviate maladies such as physical pain, depression, and stress. After a 15-minute consultation answers clients' questions about the treatment, licensed acupuncturist Chung Jen Tsai pokes tiny, sterile needles into the skin at precise points along the body's energy pathways, called meridians, during a half-hour acupuncture session. A mildly stimulating electric current enhances the treatment and recharges the body's battery-powered life-support systems. Finally, a 10-minute traditional Chinese massage de-kinks remaining muscle knots.
At Broward Acupuncture and Holistic Medicine, Johanna Nazzar bridges Eastern and Western medicine to forge a holistic health plan catered to each patient. Nazzar draws on the physiological, environmental, and psychosocial components of each patient’s health before prescribing acupuncture, Chinese herbs, or auricular therapy to help restore balance. Physicians also employ detailed diagnostic tools to evaluate the body, including hair-tissue analysis, food sensitivity tests, and biophotonic scanners that evaluate antioxidant levels.