About Dr. Debra Gaffney

Debra Pardee Gaffney,Ph.D., A.P.,NCCAOM,C.C.P.A., C.R.T.
Volusia Center for Complementary Medicine

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
  • Post graduate work in Herbal Medicine
  • 004 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 Complimentary 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
  • Volusia Center for Complementary Medicine, DeLand, FL
  • Acupuncture Physician, 1998- present
  • Vice President for J.D. Gaffney, D.C., P.A., 1991- present


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


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


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


  • 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 under -lying 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
  • Voted “Best of the West” Acupuncture Physician – 2001-2015
  • Regular speaker at local churches, groups and/or professional organizations such as Stetson University Health Sciences and Anthropology Department