Welcome to the office of


Dr. Alan M. Shaff DC, DACBSP

Doctor Of Chiropractic

Practice Limited to Acupuncture

1906 Clintmore Road, Suite 4,

Boca Raton, Florida 33406



7545 Boynton Beach Blvd, Suite 102,

Boynton Beach, Fl, 33437

(561) 271-4102

Email DrAlanShaff@aol.com


What Makes My Practice Unique:

 I offer a special type of Acupuncture treatment called:  “Electro-Meridian Imaging (EMI) ”
It is also called Ryodoraku (the translation from Japanese means  ”free flow of energy”).
It takes the guess work out of Acupuncture treatment by utilizing objective methods
of measuring Qi/Chi ( life force energy) flowing  through the body in the
acupuncture channels/meridians. It is unlike Traditional Chinese Methods that rely solely on
subjective methods to interpret Qi imbalances by way of pulse or tongue diagnosis.
This method utilizes a device to measure the Qi  ( below is a picture of the machine)
The amount of Qi in the meridians is evaluated on a computer graphically.
(An Example of the graph is also presented below)
The average of the energies are mathmatically determined and that average called a median
is considered to be the ideal amount of Qi that is healthy for that individual.
Any meridian whose  energy/Qi is 15 points below the median is said to be deficient
and those that are 15 points above are excessive.
(See below for explaination).
There is much more to interpeting the graph,
but simply put this method allow me to objectively determine  how
and where a person’s imbalances are located.
This method allows me to effectively  pick the correct acupuncture points to restore the balance
of Qi in the body objectively and treat my patients with out my own bias or guess work
that is sometimes inherient in other methods.
In addition I refer to myself as an  ”Eclectic Physician” as I utilize what can be
considered the best of many types of acupuncture to include Chinese, Japanese, Korean,
 Auricular/Ear and Western Methods.
Yellow= Balanced,   Blue = Deficient,   Red=Excessive,  Green=Split

split  occurs where there is an imbalance of 25 or more points between

right and left side of body indicating  the right and left sides of body

are not communicating and need to be balanced.



Acupuncture has been used in China and Japan for over 5,000 years.

The procedure has its roots in the ancient philosophy of Taoism, a belief that man/woman is one with 

the universe and that all life is permeated with the life giving energy of chi.

Part of this belief is that all of our experiences have opposites, such as hot and cold, day and night.

These opposites are referred to as Yin and Yang.

They merge and compliment each other throughout life, creating a balance.

When the forces are in balance, a person is in good health.

When the forces are not in balance, disease may occur.

Acupuncture is a method used to restore the balance in life.

Acupuncture is often thought of as alternative medicine.

It has been surprisingly successful in the treatment of many ailments where more

methods have not been successful.

Acupuncture is most often used to treat rheumatism, backache, headaches, and to stop smoking.

See Sections:

What does acupuncture treat and Acupuncture and the World Health organization


Needles and Equipment used during your Treatment:

All needles used  are sterile, single use, and disposable to assure you of the highest quality and safety.

In addition, if you are afraid of needles you should not worry that you can not be treated by acupuncture.

I also use state of the art microcurrent non-skin piercing electro therapy

which  is  effective when neeedles can’t be used such as with children,those with fragile skin

or if you just plain hate the sight of a needle .


Acupuncture can help with back pain, pain management, stress relief,

                                and many other health issues.


              I am here to help you regain your health naturally!     

                                     So Why Suffer needlessly?

                               Call  me for an apointment today!


                      (561) 271- 4102