Chaas Gantt L.Ac.
Chaas Gantt is board certified by The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®), Board Certified Herbalist, Injection Therapy Certified and State Licensed. He has learned and apprenticed under renowned physicians and master acupuncturists in the United States, Europe and Asia.
Chaas began his medical training in infertility under his father, an OB/GYN Reproductive Endocrinologist, in 2001. In 2003, he interned at the Center for Digestive Wellness with Dr. Jeffrey Fenyves. In 2005, he studied with Dr. Joseph Schoepf at the Medical University of South Carolina in the division of Cardiovascular Imagining. Dr. Schoepf authored 400 articles in scientific journals and has written 5 books on CT scanning and MRI imaging. In the clinic, Chaas conducted research with Dr. Schoepf with the use of advanced CT and MRI techniques for diagnosing disorders of the heart and lung.
Chaas trained in Japanese meridian therapy and Japanese style acupuncture under Dr. Cameron Bishop, Professor of Japanese Acupuncture at Atlantic College of Oriental Medicine. Upon Dr. Bishop‘s retirement, Chaas was chosen to take over the practice and is currently the owner and Clinical Director of Palm Beach Acupuncture in Lake Worth, FL.
He specializes in gentle Japanese Acupuncture, Pain Management and Infertility. He combines both Eastern and Western Medicine, nutrition and herbal medicine to effectively deliver a comprehensive approach to wellness. Utilizing the latest research and technology combined with the ancient practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine to ensure the best possible outcome.
Ilyas Hamid cDAOM | L.AP | BSDN
Ilyas Hamid is board certified by The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®), Board Certified Herbalist, Injection Therapy Certified and State Licensed. He has a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and Nutrition and is practitioner of Functional Medicine. Currently, Ilyas is pursuing a Doctorate Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Ilyas has over a decade of experience working in healthcare as Acupuncturist, Nutritionist, and Corrective Exercise Specialist. He is currently a Guest speaker for Aetna Coventry and is the President of Balance Integrative Medicine.
In 2009 Ilyas help founded the non-profit organization “Foundation of the World” and held the role as Vice President for 3 years. In 2013, he was awarded the Personal Trainer of the Year award at Florida International University and was featured in the newspaper “The Beacon.” In 2017, He was the chief English translator for the Chinese Medical Textbook, “Tuina Manipulation Atlas of the Famous Senior TCM Doctor Cui Shusheng.”
In 2016, Ilyas was a part of the first and only medicine program ever hosted by the Shaolin Temple in Henan, China. His lead instructor, Dr. Yanmian is the personal Shaolin Temple Acupuncturist for Vladimir Putin. In 2017, Ilyas interned at the Gulou Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing, China. Gulou is known for being the first Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital in the capital of China and was founded by descendants of the imperial doctors who treated the royal family. In 2018, Ilyas founded the First International Internship program hosted by Gulou for Americans.
Ilyas is trained in NSEV Acupuncture, Traditional Methods of Chinese Acupuncture, and Japanese style Acupuncture. He currently apprentices under Master Herbalist Dr. Kevin Clark DAOM who is the Herbs and Formulas professor at the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine. Ilyas believes in an Integrative approach to health and offers a ‘source-based’ method to healing with Western Medicine and Oriental Medicine. His research is currently focused on the Acupuncture’s efficacy on anti-bodies associated with increased intestinal permeability.