Areas of Special Focus

We have three key areas of special focus.  These are areas we are passionate about and have direct and unique experiences with.  We have studied and worked in these areas for years and feel we can serve you best in these particular areas.

*Please note, the specialty areas listed below are Western allopathic terms, our Chinese Medicine diagnosis is not reliant on allopathic diagnostic terms.  Potential Chinese Medicine diagnosis is listed in parentheses.   

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sport injuries & Orthopedics

(Bi Syndrome)

We have vast experience in sport related injuries and orthopedics both as a patient, and as a practitioner.  For over 12 years, we have focused on sport injuries and orthopedics. In our former structural and sport bodywork practice we served elite level athletes working directly with cyclists, triathletes, pro sport team members, and Indy 500 race drivers.  Our elite team of practitioners have direct experience as triathletes, runners, cyclists, martial artists, and sport team members. 

Photo by alex-mit/iStock / Getty Images
Photo by alex-mit/iStock / Getty Images

Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

(Du & marrow insufficiency)

We have direct experience with TBI.  In 1995, our owner was in day one of a two-day bicycle tour with her cycling team when a young child wrecked and fell in the road in front of her.  In an effort to avoid striking the child at her high rate of speed, she veered toward the back tire of the child's bike.  The resulting collision caused her to be forcefully removed from her clipped in bicycling pedals, complete a full flip in the air, and during the second full flip in the air, our owner landed head-first onto the asphalt, her body crumpling on top of her head as she came to a forceful stop.  She was not breathing when her team mates reached her and her body had to be carefully reconstructed in order to prevent or lessen any paralysis that may have occurred. The traumatic brain injury from the accident left our owner without her photographic memory, with bruising to the front and back of her brain and internal brain swelling, and completely changed the trajectory of her medical school plans to the path she is currently walking.  Since that day, our owner has worked with traumatic brain injury patients due to gun shot wounds, falls, car accidents, and sports injuries.  She has developed a method of treatment blending quantum physics, quantum biology, and Chinese medicine to successfully treat these cases to 90% functionality.  

We are a proud member of the North Carolina Brain Injury Association.  

 Our owner, Crystal N. Cliff, and her mother Frankie A. Hinson, at chemotherapy in 2012. 

Our owner, Crystal N. Cliff, and her mother Frankie A. Hinson, at chemotherapy in 2012. 

Cancer (Toxic Heat)

We have direct experience with cancer both as patient and as family member.  Our owner's mother was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer in her right breast in 1989.  Undergoing a complete radical mastectomy and reconstructive surgery, Frankie A. Hinson, opted to be a test group for the new drug Tamoxifen.  Seventeen years later, in 2009, the breast cancer returned in the same breast but higher in the chest and involving the brachial nerve plexus.  Radiation and chemotherapy followed and abated the cancer until 2012.  In 2012, the breast cancer strain returned in Frankie in her lungs and liver.  More chemotherapy followed and the cancer was quieted.  In 2013, the cancer returned to the liver and lungs and chemotherapy was not sufficient to prevent it taking Frankie's life on February 23, 2013.  From the gift of her mother's life and the grace with which she battled this process, our owner, learned first hand the effects of allopathic treatments on a ailing body.  

In 2011, our owner was diagnosed with cervical cancer, refusing traditional treatments of hysterectomy and opting instead for cervical ablation and removal and treatment with Chinese medicine and Chinese herbal preparations.  She is a 7 year survivor of this cancer.  

Our practitioner has worked with various types of cancer and focuses on supporting selected allopathic treatments, keeping the body strong through regulation of the digestive system, and through food therapy as part of Gu Qi To Go.