Our Mission

To help as many people as possible attain optimum health and vitality through education and natural means without the use of unnecessary drugs or surgery. Or, simply, to heal the world.

Our Practitioners

Longevity Wellness, a division of Crane Health, is dedicated to providing excellent healthcare to the Sarasota and gulf coast community. Each practitioner in our clinic has an undergraduate degree and then attended a four-year graduate school program in Traditional Chinese medicine. Their medical education included extensive training in Chinese medical theory and diagnosis, acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, western medical theory and diagnosis, as well as massage and qi gong. The clinical training took place in a busy outpatient setting under the supervision of doctors of both Chinese and Western medicine.

While all of our acupuncturists have been trained as general practitioners, each has their own unique specialty. The acupuncturists at Longevity are devoted to integrating the use of Chinese medicine with the more mainstream western care most people receive. They are proud to be a part of the established professional medical community the Sarasota Florida region.

Dr. Cynthia Clark

cynthia-headshotDr. Cynthia Clark, Acupuncture Physician and Applied Clinical Nutritionist.

A highly skilled acupuncturist, Applied Clinical Nutritionist, Herbalist, and Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Dr. Cynthia has successfully treated patients with a wide range of health issues, including musculoskeletal, reproductive, psychological, respiratory, digestive and nervous system disorders. Her comprehensive knowledge of herbal safety and herb-pharmaceutical interactions allows her to safely and effectively integrate herbal medicine, nutrition and whole food supplements into her treatment programs.

Dr. Cynthia earned her Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from AOMA, Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, Texas. AOMA is the leading graduate school for acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in the U.S. and the first to be regionally accredited. The four-year Master program includes extensive training in both Chinese and Western medical theory, diagnosis and practice.

Dr. Cynthia is a NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. She also has an Applied Clinical Nutrition Certification (ACN). She is licensed to practice acupuncture by the Florida Medical Board. In addition to her Master’s degree from AOMA, Cynthia also has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Dr. Cynthia is dedicated to educating both patients and the general public about the importance and rewards of greater nutritional health and Chinese medical practices. In addition to treating patients, she teaches weekly seminars, blogs, and writes the Crane Acupuncture & Nutritional Healing Newsletter.

Dr. Michael Guralnik

Dr. Michael Guralnik, Japanese Acupuncture, and traditional Chinese (TCM) therapist. He gained his primary education in the Broshim Campus, a subsidiary of the Tel Aviv University in Israel. He also went through a thorough apprenticeship program in Japanese acupuncture under the instruction of Ran Kalif, who teaches the Kiiko Matsumoto style of Japanese Acupuncture.

Dr. Michael is an advocate of the application of diversified sources of knowledge. In his clinical work, he incorporates Japanese traditions (Japanese Acupuncture and Shiatsu) with traditional Chinese medicine (acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Tui Na and qigong), and western disciplines such as Feldenkrais. Furthermore, he incorporates knowledge coming from his experience as a martial artist and his education in classical and modern philosophy.

Dr. Guralnik is a strong believer in tight integration of Oriental and western medical practices.  With this agenda in mind he spent a substantial amount of time working with MDs in hospitals, especially in the Hematology Department of the Rambam Hospital in Haifa, Israel. He is particularly interested in providing aid in cases where the current medical system still doesn’t have adequate solutions.

In our clinic Dr. Michael treats patents with a wide variety of issues ranging from pain management, gastrointestinal issues, insomnia, etc.

About our Name and Clinic

What’s in a Name ? Crane Health. We chose the image of the Crane in reference to a story told by our teacher, Dr. Wu. Ages ago Confucius was carried from the mountains down to the people on the shoulders of a White Crane. We thought that this was a good image for our philosophy of practice as we believe that as practitioners we are teachers. Historically, the title ‘Doctor’ denotes a teacher. We always try to explain how we can help or how processes in your body are occurring. As acupuncturists we ‘teach’ your body to activate the self and healing intelligence that exists with each and every one of us.

Serendipitously the crane is also a symbol of harmony and longevity which fits perfectly with our clinic name, longevity Wellness. And our clinic is very near a the Sandhill Crane habitat in the Palmer Ranch area of Sarasota so we get to see and hear the magnificence of the crane in our daily lives.

Our original name and corporate name is Crane Acupuncture and Herbs, Inc. We found the name was a little long and not inclusive of everything that we do. As a result, we changed our name to Crane Health. Our first office was located in South Tampa, FL. We enjoyed South Tampa but were drawn to Sarasota. We rented a room at Longevity Wellness Clinic and started doing treatments there two days a weeks. Shortly thereafter the owner of Longevity, Dr. Pam Robbins, and her husband were called to move on to greater things and they asked if we would care for the clinic they built. In February 2013 we took over operations of Longevity Wellness and dedicated ourselves full time to the care of the Sarasota Community. The name then changed to Longevity Wellness, a division of Crane Health.

We have clients from all over Manatee County and Sarasota County visit us for our acupuncture services including the surrounding towns of  Anna Maria, Longboat Key, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Palmetto, Sarasota, Siesta Key, Venice, North Port, Osprey, Nokomis, Englewood and surrounding towns.