Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (CFMP)
Harmony Brown is a board certified Acupuncture Physician in the State of Florida and is certified by NCCAOM (National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine). Harmony is the co-owner of Integrative Acupuncture in Delray Beach, a complete wellness center, focused on all aspects of patient care.Harmony received her Bachelor of Health Science and Master’s Degree of Oriental Medicine from the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She has also received advanced training in Auricular Acupuncture (including training in NADA), Acupuncture Injection Therapy, and Advanced Herbal training. Along with her degree programs, Harmony received advance training at Shanghai University of TCM in the Yue Yang Hospital of Integrated Medicine.
Harmony holds an advanced certification from Memorial Sloan- Kettering for “Acupuncture for the Cancer Patient.” In addition, she was the acupuncturist on staff for seven years at the Sari Asher Center for Cancer Care at the Palm Beach Cancer Institute. She also serves on the board of ethics committee for the Florida State Oriental Medical Association (FSOMA).
Harmony devoted herself to the study of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine after being diagnosed with cancer and receiving a stem cell transplant. During her cancer treatment, Harmony was convinced that there was a missing component to her recovery – a lack of attention to her whole body and mind well-being. She sought out and found Traditional Chinese Medicine as the perfect complement to her traditional cancer therapies.
The use of acupuncture and herbal medicine helped her to attain a complete recovery with some degree of herself intact. Fortunately, Harmony can proudly say that she is a cancer survivor today. Because of this experience, Harmony has committed to working with cancer patients like herself to help them in their full body and mind well-being and recovery. Harmony has focused her continuing education in the field of Functional Medicine to combat the growing problem of chronic disease in our country.
This allows her to address the underlying causes of disease by shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient centered approach. Harmony feels strongly that wellness can be achieved by using the time honored practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine along with the core concepts of Functional Medicine to address the whole person not just an isolated set of symptoms.
She believes that this allows a better understanding of the origins, prevention and treatment of complex chronic disease.
Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (CFMP)
Kimberly Marrone, A.P. is an Acupuncture Physician practicing in Delray Beach, Florida. She was granted a Bachelor of Health Science and a Master of Oriental Medicine from Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She is the co-owner of Integrative Acupuncture, a busy wellness practice where all facets of patient healthcare are provided. She strongly believes in the foundation of Chinese Medicine, which is wellness, and in a new and progressive consciousness to how Americans view their own health.She was also the acupuncturists on staff for seven years at the Sari Asher Center for Integrative Cancer Care in West Palm Beach, where she works with patients who are in all stages of cancer care. At the center, patients receive treatments to try to reduce the severity, intensity and duration of the side effects of traditional cancer therapies and to maintain a stronger immune system and reduce the negative side effects of stress that accompanies a cancer diagnosis.
Kim was inspired to pursue Chinese Medicine as a career after surviving a serious and debilitating bike accident several years ago. During her recovery Kim used acupuncture and Herbal Medicine to help attain a complete recovery. Kim has been an athlete her whole life competing in and training for road races as well as triathlons.
Kim has spent the last 6 years expanding her continuing education in the realm of Cancer Care, Functional Medicine , Holistic Nutrition and Women’s Health. Kim has been focused on the role of Chinese Medicine in the management of the “stressed out , overworked”patient. She has also had advanced training at Shanghai University of TCM in the Yue Yang Hospital of Integrated Medicine. She focused her training in Oncology, Gynecology, and Post-Stroke Neurological Conditions. While studying in China, Kim had the opportunity to observe and treat patients in a hospital setting where acupuncture and Chinese medicine were used in conjunction with conventional medical treatments. She believes that combining both Eastern and Western approaches to medicine is the best possible way to treat illness, and by using the foundations of Chinese Medicine modalities coupled with nutritional and systems-based medicine , we have a unique opportunity to bring the Wellness model to the mainstream of medicine.
“As an Acupuncture Physician in Florida, I feel that I have an obligation to help move our profession forward into the mainstream medical world. As we know, healthcare costs are crippling our economy and our country in the model we are currently in. We in holistic and wellness based medicine have an opportunity to bring this concept to the forefront of our communities. I believe that we can reach people through patient education and outreach programs in our communities. If we can articulate exactly what it is that we as profession can bring to the table we can move patients from “disease/symptom based treatments” to preventative/wellness care.”
Lauren Reese is a board-certified Acupuncture Physician in the state of Florida. She received her Bachelor of Health Science and Master’s Degree of Oriental Medicine from the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, FL – where she first met Harmony and Kim.In 2003, Lauren earned her first Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from Florida Atlantic University where her emphasis was on neuropsychology and the study of the cognitive effects of chronic crack and cocaine abuse – a passion that developed into the study and treatment of traumatic brain injuries (TBI). During the process of searching for new complimentary treatments, Lauren began to see the positive effects of acupuncture in patients suffering from TBI and addiction to prescription and non-prescription drugs including – but not restricted to – psychotropic drugs.
Lauren returned to Florida from North Carolina where she practiced acupuncture while undertaking a three-year introspective study examining the deeper effects of drug addiction on families. She has continued her study of acupuncture over the years, achieving advanced training in Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture, Acupuncture Injection Therapy, Scalp Acupuncture, Acupuncture for Infertility, and NADA protocol for the treatment of addiction.
Board Certified Holistic Nutrition (BCHN)
Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition (MSHN)
Georgette Schwartz has been a nutrition and fitness educator and specialist focusing on complete mental and physical well-being for over 20 years. What started as a passionate interest has turned into a dream career for Georgette, who serves as the Director of Nutrition Services at Integrative Acupuncture. There, Georgette is focused on preparing customized nutrition, exercise and supplement programs for healthy patients who want to optimize their health and energy as well as those challenged by health conditions including cardio metabolic syndrome, hormone imbalances, cancer, digestive issues, weight issues, diabetes, low energy and food allergies.Through her own experience of avoiding a hysterectomy with dietary & lifestyle changes, Georgette became inspired to help others, and is a devoted and thorough student and practitioner of the healing arts. She is continuously seeking an ever-deepening understanding and application of the principals of nutrition and health, and is especially eager to explore the connections between conventional nutritional knowledge and broader perspectives, including natural health. Intuitive and attentive, Georgette is always ready to support her clients in their healing journeys to the fullest extent of their interest; she is compassionate and considerate, deeply caring and trustworthy, and has an unwavering commitment to her client’s success.
Georgette holds her Masters of Science in Holistic Nutrition from Hawthorn University in northern California, and is Board Certified in Holistic Nutriton. Her thesis was on the Role of the Ketogenic Diet in the Fight against Cancer. She achieved her Bachelors of Business Administration from the prestigious American University in Washington D.C., and is a licensed fitness trainer through the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). Georgette is also a Certified Healthcare Practitioner in Metagenics® First Line Therapy® – the high-quality supplement line as well as a Certified Metabolic Balance® coach. Georgette is a Certified GAPS Practitioner, a NORI practitioner, and a Certified Gluten Practitioner.
Georgette has numerous other professional associations including the International & American Association of Clinical Nutritionists (IAACN), and the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP). She is also an active member of the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM).
As a member of the community, Georgette gives her time generously. She is a retired board member of Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA), and a regular speaker at Wellington Regional Hospital Cancer Support Group. Georgette speaks weekly at the Regency Health Center & Spa in Hollywood, Florida. Georgette lectures at various conferences to doctors and lay-people alike. She presented at the A4M Integrative Cancer Symposium in Phoenix, AZ in April of 2012 . Georgette lectures for the Integrative Cancer Fellowship on the subject of Nutrition for Cancer.
Elke Kappner extends the gifts of deep empathy, presence and intuitive support. She has dedicated her work to serving as a catalyst for life-changing transformation. By showing her clients how to use their own mind power to make better choices, she guides them to instill new healthy behaviors, supports their dreams and goals, and empowers them to live healthier and more fulfilling lives.After completing her studies at the prestigious Hypnotherapy Academy of America in Santa Fe, NM, Elke was invited to join the staff as a Practical Skills Coach and an Associate Instructor. She honed her skills by teaching classes of up to 40 students each semester, three times a year. She also learned how to customize medical scripts to personal health challenges. These auditory programs, tailored to clients’ individual needs, can help them use hypnosis effectively as an adjuct to their other healthcare treatments.
Elke studied with Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, author of the book “Nonviolent Communication- A Language of Life” and has incorporated his principles into her practice as well as her private life. She has been certified by the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners (A.C.H.E. #107-016), the world’s largest and most esteemed hypnotherapy certification board.
Elke is also a certified Creative Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner and a registered member of IRMSH (International Registry of Medical Support Hypnotherapists). Fewer than 10% of all hypnotherapists are eligible for this designation.
Willow Heinz is a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Florida and is certified by NCTMB (National Certification for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork). Willow is also a Certified Pregnancy Massage Therapist and holds advanced training in Deep Tissue Modalities, Trigger Point Deactivation, Thai Bodywork, Reflexology, Shiatsu & Reiki. Willow brings innate, natural and intuitive gifts to her practice. As she listens for the stories that are within to emerge, Willow compassionately facilitates healing in the body for diverse populations. She invites her clients to reach deeper levels of awareness, ease and comfort and to foster a heightened sense of integration and well-being.As an instructor of Pilates and Yoga, Willow’s understanding of body movement and muscle dysfunction make her proficient at reversing chronic and acute pain and reconnecting you to your personal strength. A lifelong fitness enthusiast, Willow has a passion working with professional athletes as well as weekend warriors. Her eclectic mix of bodywork styles lays the foundation for a unique and effective treatment.
Elizabeth Johnston is a licensed Massage therapist, Reiki Master, Certified Acupressure Therapist registered with the AOBTA (American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia), and a licensed esthetician. She has been a licensed massage therapist since 1998, following her graduation from Mueller College of Holistic Studies in San Diego, CA. She has since founded her own private practice, Inner Balance By Elizabeth, LLC. In her continuing education, Elizabeth has studied many physical and energetic therapies and how they pertain to the physical body.Elizabeth specializes in acupressure, five element shiatsu, reflexology, tuina, Reiki and other forms of energy work, cranio sacral therapy, elder care massage, as well as neuro- muscular and deep tissue techniques for chronic and acute care. She has worked in spas, gyms, and with chiropractors and acupuncturists in California, Florida and France.
Elizabeth pulls from her vast knowledge of therapies and modalities using her intuition to help each client on an individual, personalized basis. By listening to her clients requests and their bodies, she aims to restore balance to them not only superficially, but at the cause of their pain or disfunction.
Sharon started her relationship with Integrative Acupuncture from the role of a patient. She was referred to us from her good friend and started her journey into wellness in our practice. Sharon utilized acupuncture, holistic nutrition and hypnotherapy on her road to well being and health, and she has never looked back. She was so committed to her healthy lifestyle and attitude that she stayed in our practice , with just a slight difference. Sharon started her position as our Office Manager three years ago.Sharon is incredibly friendly, accommodating, and organized. These qualities along with her history as a patient allows her to be understanding to every patients own healing journey. Sharon is a most cherished asset to our team. It is accurate to say that she plays a vital role in keeping things running smoothly in our bustling practice.
Before starting at our office, she was working with challenged young adults at a charter school for three years. Before that, she had been working in administrative settings for over 30 years. She is a proud mother and grandmother and we feel that she treats every patient like they are part of her family.
He is the loving father of two daughters and also a grandfather.