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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. We are Longevity Wellness, and we are medicine with integrity. Our promise to you is that we will help to restore vitality and balance your body, mind and spirit. We promise to do this through education and healthy methods, never compromising your potential for the sake of systems and profit. Our goal for you is the same as yours: Complete Health Freedom – and the experience of life as your full potential.

Our Practitioners

Longevity Wellness is dedicated to providing excellent healthcare to the Sarasota, Bradenton 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 in the Sarasota and Bradenton, Florida regions.

 

 

 

Dr. Cynthia Clark, AP, ACN

A highly skilled and award-winning acupuncturist, Applied Clinical Nutritionist, Herbalist, and Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Dr. Cynthia has successfully treated clients with a wide range of health issues including musculoskeletal, reproductive, psychological, respiratory, digestive and nervous system disorders. Her extensive training in both Chinese and Western medical theory, diagnosis and practice alongside her comprehensive knowledge of herbal safety and herb-pharmaceutical interactions positions her as an expert in integrative treatment programs.

Dr. Cynthia is a NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) Diplomate of Oriental Medicine and is licensed to practice acupuncture by the Florida Medical Board. Originally trained and educated as an industrial engineer, Dr. Cynthia is now a triathlete and a 3rd degree black belt in Chinese Shao Lin Kung Fu, and has won several awards including Best Applied Medical Qigong Practitioner, Best Acupuncturist and Best Qigong Healer. She is also a founding member of the Integrative Healthcare Forum, a Multidisciplinary Visionary Association.

Behind Dr Cynthia’s professional prowess is a gentle, good-humored essence of vitality and joy. This has made her a dearly loved healer in the community and a popular speaker on pressing topics of global relevance, as well as earning her accolades amongst her peers including: The Bronze Carrot, Best Female Acupuncturist, and “Physician Extraordinaire”. She serves as the SMART president, which is the local chapter of the Florida State Oriental Medicine Association.  

Dr. Cynthia’s Healing Story-

How many trips to the doctor’s office would it take to figure out how to make my stomach stop hurting?  Between 1984 and 1992, I would go to our family doctor countless times to figure out the root of my stomach problems.  There seemed to be no escape; I was trapped in a body that seemed to hijack me into realms of pain without warning, without consent.  In fact, I actually thought it was normal for people to have excruciating pain on a daily basis.  I suspected stress was involved, but other people got stressed and didn’t seem to have these symptoms.  I thought there must be more.  After multiple dead ends, I was prescribed an antacid.

It wouldn’t be until 1993 that I would start to understand the powerful connection between stress, my mind, and my body.  And I would learn one important fundamental fact that had eluded me for almost a decade.  This fundamental truth would affect the way I related to my body forever; it also ultimately guided me in the direction of my career today.

What could possibly have taken me a decade to learn, when I experienced the symptoms daily?  I’ll come back to that.

You see, I had an unusual upbringing.  At age 3, my dad decided that he was likely to lose all custody rights in the impending split from my mother.  So, he simply took me.  We traveled far away, and I didn’t end up re-meeting my mother and step-sister until I was 9.  This schism gave me a little different world-view than most of my play-mates.  And because we were in danger of being reported if we were found out, things could be a little stressful for both my dad and me.

This stress of unknowns, of not being in control, of things not necessarily going in a direction that I thought was good for me constantly stressed my system.  Even though I knew that my father and my mother both loved me, the circumstances at the time caused certain physiological shifts in my body.  For one thing, because my nervous system was a little taxed, my digestive system didn’t get as much energy.  As a result of that, I tended to have difficult and painful digestive disorders.

What did I realize in the spring of 1993 that would change my life forever?  That I could participate in my body’s healing.  That I had a choice of which stress to take on; that seemed impossible at a time when so many things in my life were not in my control. I was a teenager after all, and the atmosphere in one’s home as a child is often largely beyond our control.  When I realized that I could participate in my healing, that I could really make a difference in how I felt, my whole life changed.  That is a story for another time, but you already know the ending: I love love love getting to be a practitioner of Oriental Medicine and Functional Medicine!

 

 

 

Dr. Ernesto J. Fernandez, DOM, AP, LMHC is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, an Acupuncture Physician and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. He is certified in The Bredesen Protocol for Reversing Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia, and Certified in the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevent Foundation’s Brain Longevity Program, and since 1988 has specialized in integrating Functional Medicine, Restorative Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Energy Medicine, Medical Qi Gong, Body Mind and Manual therapies for the recovery and reversal of Traumatic Stress Disorders, Chronic Pain Syndromes, Chronic Degenerative Diseases, Memory Impairment and Dementia.

Dr. Fernandez is a 1992 graduate of the Rehabilitation Counseling Program from the University of South Florida and a 2000 graduate from the Acupuncture Physician Program from the Academy of Chinese Healing Arts. 

When all other standard medical care or alternative medicine treatments have failed, clients go to Dr. Fernandez. His approach to regeneration and healing brings successful solutions for people who have been told they “just have to live with this condition”. His clients have gone on to overcome diseases and conditions with serious physical and emotional traumas, chronic pain, fatigue and burnout, low sexual desire/drive and addictions. Licensed to practice in Florida, his clients (predominantly high-level performers, entrepreneurs and athletes) come to Sarasota to consult with him from around the United States, Canada, Europe, Caribbean and Latin America. 

In 1996 Dr. Fernandez started to systemize his assessment and treatment methods and began training doctors and therapists. The effectiveness and popularity of his methods and treatment style grew his seminar company to 22 instructors teaching in 35 cities internationally. Author of “The Healer’s Journey” and numerous articles, Dr. Fernandez is a frequent and popular lecturer, a professional speaker and healthcare consultant and has traveled internationally teaching clinical intensives on cutting-edge BodyMind therapies and techniques. 

Chuck Pisa, BS, LMBT, LMT, CPEH is an energy healing therapist, coach and massage therapist currently working in Brevard, NC and Sarasota, FL. He holds certifications in both Esoteric Healing (NAEH) and Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB)) and as a Nutraceutical Consultant. Chuck began studying Esoteric Healing after his own dramatic and miraculous recovery from a life-threatening illness and wishes to help others with their journey from illness to health.

 Chuck’s unique blend of Esoteric Healing, reconnection therapy and coaching allows all aspects of healing, whether physical, emotional, mental or spiritual to proceed according to the clients own specific needs using a variety of self-discovery systems. 

Chuck also teaches classes on energy therapies, esoteric studies, esoteric astrology, Human Design and The Ageless Wisdom along with facilitating both in-person and on-line discussion and “deepening” groups with the goal of offering support, knowledge and wisdom toward better understanding and love of oneself and others. 

 

Tatiana Thompson started her work in the healthcare field with a master’s degree as a physical therapist (PT) over thirty years ago, in a variety of traditional settings. Frustrated with constantly treating chronic diseases that she knew were preventable, she adopted a ground-breaking approach and moved to the front end of health to educate clients before long term chronic conditions added years of suffering to their lives. 

Tatiana brings an integrated practicality to her clients’ transformational programs by combining the scientific and functional aspects of health with intuitive compassion and insight. Today, as a Health Coach and a Transformational Coach, Tatiana is thrilled that her clients are consistently making changes that fit their lifestyle and impact their health and happiness beyond measure. 

 

Ray Foley, Technology Therapist, specializing in energy medicine software. Co-Founder of SRC4YOU, LLC. 

In 2009 Ray Foley, a black belt in Applied Qi Gong Therapy, co-founded the leading-edge energy medicine software program called SRC4U (Stress Relieving Companion for You), currently helping thousands of people around the world. 

Ray’s seven decades of meeting and transcending multiple complex life challenges have contributed to his ability to compassionately understand clients’ healing needs. Combining this empathy and wisdom with his specialized encoding skills, Ray creates systematic energy medicine protocols that have profoundly relieving effects on stress and discomfort in the emotional and spiritual being. 

A skilled energy healer, Ray’s career has spanned Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qi Gong, hypnotherapy, life coaching, one on one and group counselling and prayer. His passion and mission (apart from his 47-year loving marriage to his wife Terrie!) is to provide time-saving solutions for relieving the impact of stress to any and all who seek relief.

 

Elizabeth began her career in program design with a degree in Criminology & Journalism almost two decades ago.  Her mastery of language and story-telling and her specialism in ontology, coupled with an extraordinary ability to comprehend client needs, means she is perfectly ordained to design and implement meaningful healing programs that bring lasting transformation in the quantum field. 

Apart from colorful headscarves Elizabeth is best known for her silken English voice, with which she gracefully coaches clients through a systematic approach to healing and enlightened living. With her own story of spectacular failure, outrageous risk and profound victories of righteousness and faith Elizabeth has personally lived and tested every principle and practice taught in her work. Consistently initiating and facilitating life-changing transformation, she proves that the human journey, even in its rich diversity, is a universal coming-of-age story. Metacognitive practices, simple energy attunements and essential oils all play a part as Elizabeth creates healing programs as multisensory experiences of learning so you emerge from a pattern story and into a loving dance with life.

 

Keira has an intimate understanding of the client experience. Her background as a ballroom and Latin Dance instructor and training in pre-professional dance for over three decades has given her an acute knowledge of the human body from an athletic standpoint. In addition to this, Keira has been on a journey of chronic health challenges since her early childhood, exposed to a plethora of traditional and alternative healing modalities and many types of practitioners and healer personalities. Keira knows what it’s like to feel at one’s very best, operating in a very strong body. She also knows what it’s like to be on death’s door, operating in a very broken body. More than anything, she knows how important it is to feel heard, understood, and welcome. 

 In fact, Keira’s deeply personal experience and her gentle, graceful demeanor means she easily relates to our clients’ very real experiential needs. She understands the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of a complex healing journey. There is nobody better placed to guide our clients through their time with us than one who has walked countless miles in their shoes.

 

Chuck Pisa, BS, LMBT, LMT, CPEH

Chuck Pisa is an energy healing therapist, coach and massage therapist currently working in Brevard, NC, and Sarasota, FL. He holds Board Certifications in both Esoteric Healing (NAEH) and Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) and is also a Certified Nutraceutical Consultant.
Chuck began studying Esoteric Healing after his own dramatic and miraculous recovery from a life-threatening illness and wishes to help others with their journey from illness to health.
Chuck also teaches classes on energy therapies, esoteric studies, esoteric astrology, Human Design and The Ageless Wisdom along with facilitating both in-person and on-line discussion and “deepening” groups with the goal of offering support, knowledge and wisdom toward better understanding and love of oneself and others.

Chuck’s unique blend of Esoteric Healing, Reconnection Therapy and coaching allow all aspects of healing, whether physical, emotional, mental or spiritual to proceed according to the clients own specific needs.
This type of therapeutic healing can address issues of feeling “stuck” in one’s life, or relationship concerns, or the sense that there must be something more to life than I’m experiencing.
As one client put it, “…I wanted to tell you that the session I had with you was so powerful that it began the greatest spiritual shift of consciousness that I have ever had in my life. It was the first step of a profound spiritual awakening!”