Debbie qualified as a homeopath with an M.Tech. (Hom.) Cum Laude from the University of Johannesburg. She is registered with the South African Allied Health Professions Council as a Homeopath and Doctor of Chinese medicine, and registered with the Homeopathic Association of South Africa.

Dr. Debbie has also completed the compounding and dispensing courses required by the South African Government and is certified as an Acupuncture Practitioner. She is consistently studying the latest techniques and findings in the alternative medicine arena, and often provides input to leading health columns, programs and conferences on request.

Debbie advocates a healthy lifestyle and enjoys sport, and activity. She is an avid adventure racer and has completed the Absa Cape Epic and Ironman South Africa.


Dr Debbie Smith

Dr Debbie Smith

How to go from a complete Right arm with over 54 pins to Ironman?!

In October, 2010 I nearly broke every bone in my Right arm during a car accident whilst cycling. I have first hand experience what it is to have pain, how to treat it effectively and speed up recovery.


Broken arm

Dr Debbie – Broken arm


Straight after the accident my hand was swollen 5 x its size so the Orthopedic surgeon had to cut my hand open by 3cm just to release the fluid. I ended up with 54 pins and 3 plates after the surgeon did an excellent job fixing the multiple fractures. 3 days after being released from hospital I stopped all pain medications.


Dr Debbie - broken arm

Dr Debbie – broken arm

Dr Debbie - Broken arm

Dr Debbie – Broken arm

Broken arm

Dr Debbie – 54 pins and 3 plates

I treated myself with acupuncture, herbal medications and homeopathy. In February I did my first event being the Midmar mile (a 1.6km swim). I strengthened my arm with appropriate exercises whilst treating with acupuncture and continuing my neutraceutical protocol. Since then I have completed 3 full Ironman events (3.8km swim, 180 bike and 42km run), ABSA Cape Epic (mountain bike event over 8 days 800km) and Comrades marathon.



Dr Debbie Ironman – 3.8km swim, 180km cycle, 42km run

Cape Epic 800km race

Cape Epic 800km MTB race – the toughest MTB race in the world


Ironman South Africa

Ironman Finish line ! – 3.8km swim / 180km cycle / 42km run

Cape Epic 800km MTB race - toughest MTB race in the world.

Cape Epic 800km MTB race – toughest MTB race in the world.

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