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.
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
Acupuncture Physician & Applied Clinical Nutritionist
A highly skilled acupuncturist, Applied Clinical Nutritionist, Herbalist, and Creator of Energy Evolution, Dr. Cynthia Clark has successfully treated patients with a wide range of health issues, including musculoskeletal pain, digestive and gastro-intestinal issues, endocrine, reproductive, psychological, respiratory, 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.
An undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineer helped form Dr. Clark’s mind into a systems-based approach to the workings of the body. Years in the technology industry helped her realize the great advances man has made with science. Over a decade of martial arts training prepared her for both the meridian paradigm of energetic Chinese medicine healing, and the discipline required to master the study of it. She graduated with a 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. Clark completed her board exams while still in school, pursued her advanced functional medicine nutritional certification during her last year, and served as AOMA’s Student Association President.
As a believer in community involvement, Dr. Clark has served on not only AOMA’s student government, but is also a past board member for the national professional association, AAAOM. She is the current president of SMART, the Sarasota Manatee Acupuncture Research Team, the local chapter of the state association FSOMA. She is also co-founder of the Natural Healthcare Forum, a visionary alliance of multiple holistic disciplines dedicated to educating our community about natural healthcare options and alternatives to pharmaceuticals.
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.
Certified Health Coach
After struggling with fatigue, stomach upset and anxiety for over a decade, Christie felt like she had tried just about everything to find a remedy and had nowhere left to turn. Her various doctors didn’t think she looked “sick” and dismissed her concerns when nothing came back abnormal with her bloodwork. Thankfully, around that time, she found yoga and began to look at her body and her health from a more holistic perspective. She cut out sugar from her diet and found that her energy dramatically improved. She then eliminated dairy and gluten and found that her stomachaches reduced. The more she learned about holistic living the better she felt and the more she wanted to share what she had learned with others.
Christie has a B.A in Psychology from Connecticut College and has trained as a Certified Health Coach at both the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as well as the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. Christie is also the author of Empowering the Sensitive Soul – Simple Wisdom to Improve Your Health, Cultivate Self-Acceptance and Let go of What is Holding You Back. There is nothing she enjoys more then helping support others on their own personal journey to feeling healthy, positive and empowered and she is so grateful to get to work with Dr. Cynthia Clark who has continued to help take Christie’s health and wellbeing to new heights!
About Our Name and Clinic
What’s in a Name? Longevity Wellness is now our name, but our original name was 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. The white crane is the symbol of Longevity – fate had us in hand! Even before we knew it. 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 cranes in our daily lives.
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. Some regulars travel from as far away as Orlando. We are also available via phone consults, allowing us to help clients all over the country.
Contact the Clinic
Where to Find Us
2106 Bispham Rd, Sarasota FL 34231
Our Service Area
We work closely with our patients from both Manatee and Sarasota County including residents from Sarasota, Siesta Key, Venice, North Port, Osprey, Nokomis, Englewood, Anna Maria, Longboat Key, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Palmetto and surrounding towns.