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Dr. Deb

Deborah Arriaza Hipp, BS, MS, PhD, RD, MAc, DiplAc, LAc, specializes in integrative medicine which draws on her years of expertise with both Western and Eastern Medicine. 

Dr. Deborah Hipp sitting in fieldFor over 20 years, Dr. Deb served as a nutrition expert at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity. Also, Dr. Deb was the designated CDC expert on Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM), overseeing CAM and Mind/Body research projects funded by the CDC.

In 2005, Dr. Deb graduated from Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine and has since been weaving together her expertise in Chinese Medicine with her vast experience with Western Medicine.  

"The beauty of Chinese Medicine is that it illuminates and often explains Western Medicine. Chinese Medicine focuses on the energy flow within the body; Western Medicine focuses exclusively on the physical body itself. By integrating both medicines, I engage both the energetic and physical aspects of health and offer a more holistic care for my patients."                   Dr. Deb

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"If you are looking for thorough, full-spectrum support for living vibrantly with real health concerns & challenges, I recommend the offerings at Kayakalp. We will continue to work with Deborah as our primary family doctor for the rest of our lives! We thank heavens we found her & that she loves to work with us on such a deep, long-term level. For me, this is true health care in its highest expression. Deborah is truly a skilled and exceptional healer- she's our guardian angel!"
Baraka Elihu, MA PSY, LPC;
                                  Womanspace, Athens, GA                                                

KayaKalp Acupuncture

Dr. Deborah Hipp, PhD, LAc


485 Huntington Road
Suite 195
Athens, GA 30606


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