At Longevity each patient receives a personalized treatment plan that may include a combination of Chinese medicine therapies and practices, as well as individually tailored nutrition supplements, designed to meet your specific health needs. Our treatments are safe and effective and can be used as both an alternative and a complement to Western medicine.
Acupuncture—the use of sterile, safe, hair-thin needles painlessly inserted at specific points on the body to stimulate healing—is one of the world’s oldest therapeutic modalities.
Acupuncture has been clinically proven to treat a wide range of health issues; studies show it is especially effective in the treatment of chronic pain, osteoarthritis, and migraines, providing relief where traditional Western treatments have failed. Though acupuncture is still new to many Americans, both elite U.S. hospitals and the U.S. military recognize its effectiveness: Acupuncture is offered at leading medical centers like the Mayo Clinic and is used in U.S. military hospitals and in front-line combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Nutritional Healing combines traditional Chinese dietary therapy with Western nutrition science; the aim is to prescribe the precise nutrients your body needs to treat your specific health issues, increase healing and enhance performance. OurStandard Process whole food supplements are derived directly from natural foods and therefore safe and highly effective.
Through Nutrition Response Testing—a form of applied kinesiology that uses the body’s own feedback as a diagnostic tool—we are able to determine precisely which nutrients your body needs to achieve optimum health.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
For over 2,000 years, Chinese medicine has used herbal medicine to successfully reduce pain and inflammation, treat health issues and improve immunity. Derived primarily from plant, animal and mineral sources, Chinese herbal therapies are safe, virtually side-effect-free, and may be used in conjunction with pharmaceuticals. Both Dr. Cynthia Clark and Dr. Courtney Connell possess comprehensive knowledge of herbal safety and herb-pharmaceutical interactions, which allows them to safely and effectively integrate Chinese herbal medicine into their individualized treatment programs.
Pulse Diagnosis is a primary diagnostic tool of the Acupuncture Physician. A properly trained physician can use the pulse to see inside the body and confirm a suspected diagnosis or the pulse can reveal a hidden medical issue or predict the development of a disease. At Crane Health we use multiple pulse diagnosis techniques to help us understand a patients complaints and to evaluate our treatment.
Your treatment plan may include additional Chinese therapeutic techniques, often used in combination with acupuncture and herbal medicine:
- Cupping – a type of Chinese massage that uses small glass “cups” against the skin to stimulate circulation and release local pain and toxins
- Gua Sha – a therapeutic scraping technique
- Moxabustion (Moxa) – a gentle form of heat therapy
- Tui Na – Chinese therapeutic massage