DOUG CRAWFORD, L.AC.
A Daoist approach to healing, wellness, and longevity.
A licensed acupuncturist and Daoist healing and wellness arts practitioner who provides tailor-made, holistic solutions to a broad spectrum of health care, wellness, and longevity issues.
The Daoist healing and wellness arts.
Though acupuncture is the most well-known of the Chinese traditional healing arts, few know that it’s just one modality of three under the umbrella of Chinese medicine. And even fewer are aware that these medical modalities are just three of eight healing, wellness, and longevity practices and modalities under the larger umbrella of the Daoist healing and wellness arts.
The Daoist healing and wellness arts are a cohesive, interconnected system of four internal, personal practices and four external, therapeutic modalities for restoring and optimizing health, cultivating wellness, and promoting longevity. Internal practices are those we can learn and practice individually, such as meditation. External refers to modalities that are either performed on or for us by a professionally trained specialist. Acupuncture is an external modality.
Having developed over the course of literally thousands of years, the Daoist healing and wellness arts are based on the fundamental laws and principles of nature, as reflected in the underlying concepts of Daoist philosophy. Together they form a highly effective, integrated system for restoring and promoting health, wellness, and longevity.
Healing is the process of becoming healthy or sound again. It’s the restoration of health to an organism that has been in an unbalanced, diseased, or damaged state. The word “heal” actually means “to make or become whole.”
Wellness is the active process of becoming aware of, and making choices toward, a healthy and fulfilling life. It’s not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, it’s a state of complete physical, mental-emotional, spiritual, and social well-being.
Longevity refers to life-span, or how long each of us will live. The cultivation of longevity relies on us recognizing that the resources we are given are limited. It is a reflection of how well we are able to manage this finite capital.
Classical acupuncture to heal body, mind, and spirit.
Most people turn to acupuncture for physical complaints. But for those who are willing, it has much more to offer. It’s certainly capable of treating the pain of tennis elbow or an aching back. But it can also address progressively deeper issues, such as long-term digestive dysfunction, chronic sleep problems, or gynecological imbalances. It can tackle the root causes of psycho-emotional issues such as depression, anxiety, or chronic anger. It even has the potential to help one overcome issues such as incapacitating self-doubt, childhood or adult trauma issues, or the loss of life-direction.
Here are just a fraction of the issues acupuncture can treat.
Back & Joint Pain
Anxiety & Depression
Most chronic conditions result from internal imbalance. The doctor’s task is to determine the imbalance’s origin. By correcting the imbalance, harmony is restored and your body heals itself.
Dedicated to helping you heal.
An American-trained and -licensed practitioner, I have experience successfully treating a broad spectrum of conditions. I guess you could call me a general practitioner. And though my core training is in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), I consider myself a practitioner of Classical Chinese Medicine (CCM). At it’s core, my work is focused on balancing and integrating body, mind, and spirit. I place a strong emphasis on the psycho-emotional aspect of illness.