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What Our Patients Have to Say About Us

Weight Loss Finally Successful – and Energy Boost to Boot!

Before crossing paths with Dr. Cynthia Clark I was having a hard time living ordinary day to day life. I was eating better than I ever had and exercising more than ever but still not losing any weight. In fact, I was slowly but surely gaining it. I was getting 8+ hours of sleep per night and still waking up tired, sluggish, and unmotivated.  Months went by with no change and I started feeling depressed about the whole situation. I wouldn’t want to go out because all my clothes made me feel like a “sausage” and to be honest I really didn’t have the energy. This sounded to me like textbook symptoms of a thyroid disorder so I decided to get some blood work done. I was positive that something had to be “off”. When my results came back normal you can imagine my frustration and bewilderment.
Just when I had about given up on any hope for a better life I met Cynthia through a mutual friend. Within minutes of talking to her she had me feeling like there was a light at the end of the tunnel and I couldn’t come in to see her fast enough. She found that my thyroid was in fact in need of attention and I started taking whole food supplements right away. It only took about 2 weeks for me to notice a HUGE difference in my energy level. I finally felt like my body was working again. I was sleeping and feeling rested. Day to day life became more and more bearable and then just plain enjoyable. After about 4 weeks I started to notice the unwanted pounds falling off. I started a running program with a friend and for once I was seeing more results in my weight loss than she. I’m fitting into my old clothes and feel better than I ever have and I owe it all to Crane Acupuncture!!!  Now I am living a full,happy, and productive life.Thank you, You have been my life saver.
- VF

Weight Loss

Energy Returns in Hep C after Dismissal by Western Medicine

Today marks the two month anniversary of my association with Nutrition Response Testing at Crane Health.  In that time, my energy level has increased dramatically and I’m starting to feel healthy again. A little background.  In 2003, I was diagnosed with Hepatitis C as a result of a blood test for a life insurance policy.  I went to a gastrointestinal doctor in Tampa and after confirming the diagnosis he suggested I undergo a 48 week treatment with pegintron (a derivative of interferon).  This entailed giving myself an injection every Friday evening causing flu-like symptoms every weekend for the entire 48 week period.  Unfortunately, this treatment did not work and I actually felt worse off than before I started the treatment.  I asked my doctor what was next and was told as my liver continued to degenerate into cirrhosis, eventually I would need a liver transplant.I stopped seeing doctors for about nine years and recently went back to see if any progress was being made in the treatment of hepatitis C.  I again underwent blood tests, scans, endoscopy, colonoscopy, and ultrasounds.  After the diagnostics, my medical doctor basically told me there was nothing to do but wait until I was ready for a liver transplant.  By this time, one of the key symptoms of hepatitis C had shown itself…fatigue.  I asked the doctor what I could do to feel better and was advised to “eat better”.  That was it.  No other words of wisdom.  No program for fighting fatigue.  I felt frustrated and a bit underserved.A short time later, I met Drs. Cynthia and Courtney of Crane Acupuncture here in Tampa and decided to undergo Nutrition Response Testing.  Their initial examination determined that I would be a good candidate for treatment.  The supplements I have been taking have significantly increased my energy level.  My friends and family have noticed the difference in my health and I’m feeling like my old self again. Thank you Crane Acupuncture.
- TS

Treatment of Hepatitis C

There’s a Light at the End of the Tunnel!

I started seeing Dr. Cynthia Clark in March of 2012.  I had experienced the positive benefits of acupuncture at other times in my life, but I had not been able to find an acupuncturist that understood my health issues on the many different levels that Dr. Clark does, since moving to St. Petersburg three years ago.   Dr. Clark’s understanding and treatment of my health concerns have far surpassed any other alternative health care practitioner I have ever seen in over 30 years of seeking answers.  Her understanding of the relationship and interconnection of my emotional, intellectual, and physical problems have accelerated my healing, eliminated my frustrations, and encouraged my brain and body to work together in ways that I haven’t experienced before.Dr. Clark has used a combination approach to restoring my body to a state of perfect health.  Her approach is first and foremost one of listening, understanding, and teaching.  She has defined specific foods that will help my body heal, added targeted high performance supplements, and used different acupuncture techniques to maximize my body’s healing while minimizing the amount of time it takes.Prior to beginning acupuncture treatments with Dr. Clark, I was spending every weekend in bed, exhausted and sleeping most of the weekend away.  I was not doing as well as I know I could at work, and spent my lunch time sleeping in my car.  I had begun to incorporate exercise into my life to introduce positive energy, but my body needed more help.   I’ve spent a lot of money on a variety of supplements and prescriptions, thinking that “this will be the magical pill that will restore my health”, only to find out when I got to the end of the bottle, nothing had really changed for the better.After 9 acupuncture treatments and taking specific supplements for 5 weeks, I realize I have gotten my life back.   What is really amazing to me is the short amount of time it’s taken to reach a wonderful quality of life.  I now schedule activities for the weekend, knowing I’ll have the energy to keep an appointment.  I am getting more done at work, I’m less frustrated and exhausted, and my brain fog has cleared.   I am able to be more positive and enthusiastic about everything.   For the first time in a long time, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and it’s not a train, but a rainbow!   
- DF

Acupuncture for Health Issues

10 yr Sinus Infection Resolved

I had suffered with a stubborn sinus infection for an extremely long time (many years) before visiting Dr Courtney.  Standard antibiotics didn’t get rid of it and I am allergic to the one antibiotic the doctor said was the cure.  Finally, a toothache, which I knew was really the sinus infection, made me seek help from Dr Courtney.  One acupuncture treatment and the toothache was gone the next day.  Two more treatments and the infection was gone as well.  I was amazed to say the least.  Now we are working on my nutrition.  I’m looking forward to the same fantastic results.

- BC

Acupuncture for Sinuses

After 40 Years of Headaches, the Cycle is Finally Broken.

I have had headaches for more than 40 years at least 70% of the time.  While the pain varied in intensity and frequency, it was present 70-80% of the time, some times 100% of the time for weeks.In just one week Crane Acupuncture broke a cycle of daily (12-20 hour/day) headaches. I’m hopeful that continuing acupuncture treatment and the nutritional changes will make me permanently pain free.
- HK

Acupuncture for Headaches

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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.