• Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Diplomate in
_Acupuncture   (NCCAOM)

• Physical Therapist (PT008788-PA)

• Acupuncture Physician with Certification in Chinese   Herbal Medicine   (NCCAOM & FL. Board)

• Certifications in Cranio-Sacral Therapy and
  Visceral Manipulation

• Certified in Therapeutic Injection Techniques

Dr. Claudia Chica, PT, Dipl. CH, Dipl. Ac, DOM
  “Igniting Healing from the Core”  




MISSION and VISION Statements


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.


To be recognized as a 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.


Shared Philosophy

• Compassion

• Honesty

• Self-Responsibility

• Holistic Healing

• Trustworthiness

• Effectiveness

• Service Quality

“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.

“If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have wealth and happiness,
you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.”

Elbert Hubbard

“The role of a physician is to teach patients to heal themselves from disease
and to take preventive measures to fasten health and wellbeing.
Health is not just the absence of disease, but a complete balance of mind, body and spirit.
Happiness and peace are cherished goals.”


“Let the first act of every morning
be to make the following resolve
for the day:

• I shall not fear anyone on Earth.

• I shall fear only God.

• I shall not bear ill will
  toward anyone.

• I shall not submit to injustice
  from anyone.

• I shall conquer untruth by truth.
  And in resisting untruth,
  I shall put up with all suffering.”


Deepak Chopra