DR. DAREN MAZZONE
Dr. Daren Mazzone receives Certification Credentials from ICA Wellness Lifestyle Science Council!
Dr. Daren Mazzone, of Loveland, OH, earned the prestigious award status of Certified Wellness Lifestyle Practitioner (C.C.W.P.), one of a select group of doctors of chiropractic to successfully complete this comprehensive postgraduate educational program. Dr. Mazzone was awarded the C.C.W.P. status by the International Chiropractors Association Council on Wellness Lifestyle Science on April 14, 2014, having successfully passed a comprehensive final examination following completion of the program's course work and other requirements.
The wellness certification program offers an extensive post-graduate curriculum of pertinent wellness lifestyle science and clinical research, patient care approaches and methods to maximize the clinical effectiveness of chiropractic care in the wellness paradigm. The program includes evidence-based information in nutrition and natural health, wellness-directed physical fitness and spinal hygiene, and state of mind and emotional health, as well as effective insights for generating and supporting wellness lifestyle changes. Doctors also learn advanced approaches to patient wellness assessment, clinical case management strategies for optimal wellness, and recent research findings on clinically relevant lifestyle choices.
"The C.C.W.P. Certification gives practitioners practical research and science-based data in a growing field that is increasingly relevant because it addresses important health issues in a context where chiropractors already do excel," says ICA President, Michael S. McLean, DC, "Those who complete the curriculum build an intensified understanding of the founding philosophic and scientific principles of chiropractic. They are also uniquely equipped to fill an important lifestyle and public health gap in their communities by becoming a sound, authoritative source of evidence-based wellness lifestyle choices and living strategies."
The multi-faceted C.C.W.P. seminar program is offered at the multiple locations through the International Chiropractors Association. (ICA). The ICA work in partnership with Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, CA, an internationally acclaimed chiropractic college to present the teaching program. Faculty members include program developer James L. Chestnut, B.Ed., MSc., D.C. and Richard A. Baxter, B. Eng., D.C., both highly acclaimed for their grasp of the subject matter understanding of its clinical applications and relevance.
"This Certified Chiropractic Wellness Lifestyle Practitioner credential recognizes Dr. Mazzone's accomplishments in successfully completing the demanding course work and examination process for this special credential designation," notes Dr. James Chesnut, who developed the certification program curriculum. "The integral connection between wellness science and the natural and powerful contribution chiropractic care can make to the life and health of every patient are powerful mechanisms for the enhancement of the quality of life for all individuals."
After over two decades as a chiropractor, Dr. Daren Mazzone still gets excited by the great results he sees in patients every day.
Sometimes after care, patients will tell him about activities they've enjoyed for the first time in years, including cooking and traveling.
"Knowing I've helped improve their quality of life is what makes me feel great about the work I do," he says. "It's what drives me."
Dr. Mazzone, who owns Healing Touch Wellness and Chiropractic in Loveland, is so passionate about what he does - and so committed to it - that he gets emotional when he talks about it.
"It's more than a career," he says. "It's a mission."
The goals he sets for his patients are the same ones he sets for himself: A life of optimal heath that creates an overall sense of well-being. Optimal health is not just experiencing pain relief. Quality sleep, improved energy, clarity of thought and good digestion are just some of the indicators of optimal health.
"I want the benefits of chiropractic just as much as my patients do," he says.
His chiropractic mission work is paying off. In 2011 he was awarded "Small New Business Award of Excellence for the City of Loveland, Ohio" voted by other businesses in the community. "I'm humbled by the support. We are changing lives one person at a time" says Dr. Mazzone.
Dr. Mazzone has spent his entire career in private practice, first in Erlanger, Kentucky and Florence, Kentucky, then in Milford, Ohio. He opened his Loveland, Ohio Wellness Center in September 2009.
As a teen, he went to his father's chiropractor. People seemed happier at the chiropractor than they did at MD's offices. There was a different energy.
So while pursuing an undergraduate degree in cellular biology, he visited chiropractic schools. The science of the chiropractic field intrigued him and he enrolled in Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, graduating with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
While still in chiropractic school, he attended a three-day chiropractic seminar in Atlanta. That's when the philosophy - not just the science -- of the chiropractic field began to appeal to him. That approach seeks to remove barriers, such as nerve interference and toxins, which prevent the body from functioning at its best. Without barriers, the body's recuperative powers can perform more efficiently.
"The power that made the body heals the body," he says. "You have to tap into that power."
That philosophy works so well for Dr. Mazzone that more than 90 percent of his patients feel better because of his treatments.
After only a few weeks of Dr. Mazzone's treatment, Patricia Collins' life improved dramatically. Her back pain decreased and her arm mobility increased. As a result, she can cook for the first time since suffering a stroke three years earlier.
"Dr. Mazzone has done so much for me," the Blanchester woman says. "If only I could shout it to the whole world. It's been the most wonderful experience I've ever had."