Claudia P.Chica, P.T, A.P, D.O.M.
• Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Diplomat in Acupuncture (NCCAOM)
• Physical Therapist (PT008788-PA)
• Acupuncture Physician with Certification in Chinese Herbal Medicine (NCCAOM & FL Board)
MISSION STATEMENT: At Health & Hope Institute we make a significant contribution restoring patient’s well being and balance in order to create healing and harmony in their lives.
VISION: To be recognized as the preferred institution capable of empowering individuals and communities to achieve integrative health and well being by making informed decisions regarding their physical, mental and spiritual healing.
* Holistic Health
* Service Quality
After graduating as a Physical Therapist, my discovery of Oriental Medicine and Complementary Therapies started in 1988. For 2 years I received Acupuncture and Qi Gong training at the “Nei Jing School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine”, in Cali. I ran my own practice in Physical Therapy and Acupuncture for a couple of years in Colombia, S.A. and also worked for “Caminos” (Center for Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation).
I moved to Pennsylvania in 1992, where I worked for Home Care and Out-patient organizations and the Lehigh Valley Hospital Network as a health care provider in Acupuncture and Physical Rehabilitation, and also had my private Acupuncture Clinic.
I completed 4 years of additional education in Japanese, Chinese and Five Element Acupuncture styles at the “Eastern College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine” in Montclair, New Jersey.
My family and I moved to the Orlando area during the summer of 2003, with the dream of expanding our practices and looking for a warmer climate. I graduated from the “Florida College of Integrative Medicine” with a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine.
For 3 semesters, I was an instructor at The Florida College of Integrative Medicine in Orlando, as well as, a Supervising Physician for the College's Intern Walk-in Clinic.
I have received additional training in Neural Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Nutritional Therapeutics and Advanced Cranio-Sacral Therapy (Techniques for Adults, Pediatrics and Somato-Emotional Release) and consider them Powerful Adjunctive protocols in my Integrative Approach to Healing and Wellness.
I am a certified Qi Gong Instructor (SSQC), a member of FSOMA (Florida State Oriental Medicine Association) and the Toyohari Association of North America, a member of the American Cranio-Sacral Therapy Association, and a Teaching Assistant for the Upledger Institute's Cranio-Sacral Therapy courses.
Very gentle Japanese Acupuncture, Stress Reduction and Pain Management, Visceral Manipulation, Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Pediatric Acupuncture (Shonishin).
It will be my joy to be of service. In Health and Peace - Claudia
“Technology-advanced Western Medicine and Holistic Oriental Medicine are Complementary Medical Systems; they share similar heritages, but each focuses on different aspects of medical care.” Robert E. Smith, PhD. " “Our Western Medical Heritage has only one kind of medicine: The Treatment of Disease. Western Medicine has taught us very little about using personal methods of disease prevention and health enhancement. Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine can be used equally for preventive health care as well as for disease treatment.” Roger Jahnke, O.M.D." “The Superior Physician honors the Unique Inner Spirit in each person and renders health-enhancing treatment while people are healthy to keep them well, rather than mainly treating them after they have lost their health.” - Nei Jing.