Dr Debbie Smith, Plettenberg bay, Garden route, Bryanston

Acupuncturist, Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Homeopath, Phytotherapist (Medical Herbalist) and Functional Medicine

About Dr Debbie Smith

Embark on a holistic wellness journey with me, Dr. Debbie Smith, where my commitment to unraveling the complexities of your well-being is guided by a fusion of ancient wisdom and modern expertise. As a passionate problem I bring a comprehensive perspective to your health journey.

Charting the Course: A Journey of Healing Integration

My exploration of holistic health began during my high school years, a pivotal time when the decision to shape a lifelong path presented itself. A fleeting experience shadowing a general practitioner left me uninspired by the commonplace prescriptions for diverse symptoms. It was my encounter with homeopathy that ignited a profound interest—a discipline where each patient is acknowledged as a unique entity.

After a deep dive into a five-year study of homeopathy, graduating Cum Laude, the doors to Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine swung open. Eager to expand my knowledge continually, I pursued various courses, fuelled by a passion for staying abreast of medical advancements.

The Evolution: Integrating Modalities

In the realm of Functional Medicine, I delved into the intricate web of biological and functional characteristics of the body. Complementing this, the ancient wisdom of Chinese Medical pulse diagnosis became a captivating focus, unlocking secrets traditionally guarded within family circles.

Under the guidance of mentor Dr Doane, a proponent of sharing wisdom to benefit more lives, I integrated my learnings into a comprehensive approach. Blending ancient techniques with modern methodologies, I’ve cultivated an approach that encompasses Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Homeopathy, Functional Medicine, and herbal medicine.

Added to my journey is a two-year postgraduate course, where I became a registered phytotherapist (Medical Herbalism), with experience in herbal medicine.

Empathy Through Experience

Two decades in practice have fortified my commitment to facilitating your journey to well-being promptly. Having personally navigated the challenges of severe arm injuries in 2000 and 2015, I empathise deeply with your needs. I advocate for an integrated approach, where conventional and complementary medicines harmonise to achieve optimal outcomes. My own experiences, including stem-cell transplants and light therapy, underscore the synergy that can be harnessed from both worlds.

Sharing Insights and Wisdom

My dedication to holistic health has earned me invitations to share insights on esteemed platforms such as Street Talk with Nolene, SABC1 YOTV, Real Health – Medicine Cabinet, Talk radio 702,  Longevity, MIX FM, and Massive Metro. These experiences reflect my commitment to disseminating knowledge and fostering a broader understanding of holistic well-being.

The Official Bio - Dr Debbie Smith 

A beautiful sunset over a calm ocean with vibrant blue hues reflecting on the water with Dr Debbie Smith

Dr Debbie Smith qualified as a homeopath with an M.Tech. (Hom.) Cum Laude from the University of Johannesburg. Registered with the South African Allied Health Professions Council as an Acupuncturist, Homoeopath, and Doctor of Chinese medicine and a member with the Homoeopathic Association of South Africa. Also graduated as a Functional Medicine practitioner.

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

She advocates a healthy lifestyle and enjoys sport and being active. She is an avid adventure racer and has completed the Absa Cape Epic, Comrades and Ironman South Africa, and most recently, the one in Denmark.

Her passion is finding the root cause of her patient’s disorders and disease.  Medical pulse and tongue diagnosis as well as functional medicine testing are all part of getting to the root cause.

Your Healing Journey Begin

Explore the depths of your healing journey, where your unique narrative intertwines with ancient wisdom and modern science. I invite you to delve into the pages below, where the healing odyssey of my broken arm unfolds, providing a glimpse into the transformative power of integrated and holistic care.

Dr Debbie advocates for a healthy lifestyle and embraces an active, sport-centric approach to life. An avid adventure racer, she has conquered challenges like the Absa Cape Epic, Comrades, Ironman South Africa, and international events such as the one in Denmark.

At the core of Dr Debbie’s practice is a passion for uncovering the root causes of her patients’ disorders and diseases. Leveraging medical pulse and tongue diagnosis, along with functional medicine testing, she employs a comprehensive approach to holistic healthcare.

Healing Journey: From Fracture to Ironman

In a remarkable personal journey, Dr Debbie faced the daunting aftermath of a complete Right arm fracture with over 54 pins, a result of a cycling accident in October 2010. Her first-hand experience with pain and recovery fuelled her commitment to effective treatment. Following a complex surgical intervention by an Orthopedic surgeon, Dr Debbie took charge of her healing journey. Refusing pain medications just three days after leaving the hospital, she turned to acupuncture, herbal medications, and homeopathy for her recovery. Demonstrating the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating muscular and skeletal issues, Dr Debbie not only healed but triumphed over physical challenges. From participating in the Midmar mile shortly after the accident to completing multiple Ironman events, ABSA Cape Epic, and the Comrades marathon, her journey stands as a testament to the power of holistic healing approaches. Dr. Debbie Smith’s story is one of resilience, determination, and a profound belief in the potential of holistic healthcare to not only restore but also propel individuals to new heights of well-being.


Living life to the fullest – Ironman, Cape Epic, Reunion Island

Treating the root cause of disease and awaken the flow of healing

Integrating Ancient Healing tools and Modern Science for Healing

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