Since 2004, Dancing Crane Center of Chinese Medicine has been recognized as a invaluable resource to the community, delivering effective medicine to thousands of patients.

We are dedicated to offering  a global approach to medicine through the Five Branches of Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Tuina/Manipulative Therapy, Nutrition and Qi Gong/Rehabilitative Exercise.

While treatment is necessary in the recovery from injury or disease, true health is guarded and nourished through proper diet, exercise and lifestyle. Because of this, we offer classes in Nutrition, Qi Gong/Nei Gong, Taiji Quan and Ba Gua Zhang.

As the old saying goes, “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, teach a man to fish and he’ll eat forever.”


Stress the Silent Disease

Life can throw some pretty large curves at us and when I first came to the Dancing Crane Center of Chinese Medicine and met Greg Johnston, I was dealing with some enormous curves in my life — some of my own choosing and other completely out of my control. My sleep consisted of anywhere from 4 to 6 hours of mostly restless nights and I had developed a persistent cough that my family practitioner’s treatment had been unsuccessful in calming. On my own, I had used the usual herb teas that I made form my homegrown herbs, and they helped but they had not stopped the impact of a constant cough. I was exhausted and aching. Having know Conrad Johnston for years and being an advocate of “alternate” health care, I had no reservations about coming to the Dancing Crane. Chinese “herbology” held no questions for me — I wasn’t so sure of acupuncture.

My first session with Greg changed no only my hesitant approach to acupuncture by also my awareness of what I was doing to my life. For that result I am more thankful than I can express. Not only have I not missed a restful night’s sleep since September 2006, but my cough that had come to nag every hour of my day is gone. More importantly, my challenges of time and personal concerns — my “curves” — have not gone away, but my approach to them has definitely shifted, and that different perspective, a direct result of Greg’s keen care and direction, has changed my health and my daily life.

I know without doubt that nothing in a western approach to healthcare could have made this difference for me. My family practitioner is a good man, but had I stayed with that approach to my health concerns, I know I would be on a path of numerous medications that would simply mask the problems and ignore the impact on my whole being.

Am I glad Greg and the Dancing Crane Center is here? You bet! I’m both glad and ever grateful for the care and compassion and REAL impact that Greg B. Johnston L. Ac. has brought into my life.

Tondalaya Van Lear

I am a 41 year old female who was told by two top fertility experts that I would probably never have children of my own. For over three years, my husband and I went through various testing, procedures and treatments. We failed every treatment available from clomid, IUI and eve IVF (In-vitro Fertilization) We were left with a diagnosis of “unexplained female factor infertility” and thousands of dollars in medical bills. As a last resort, I tried acupuncture. I admit as I have a PhD in Biochemistry I was very skeptic.

My skepticism soon faded and I became a believer. Acupuncture changed my life. I had my first experience with acupuncture when I was almost 39 years old. I went weekly and actually enjoyed the relaxation of the acupuncture. Most impressive, I had become pregnant in a few short months. It was truly a miracle! I went on to give birth to a healthy boy. About this time our son turned one, we moved to Southwest Virginia. My husband and I wanted another child and I started seeing Greg Johnston in October ’05. Once again, it was a remarkable experience and 5 months later our second child was conceived. Words cannot express my gratitude. Acupuncture really does work.

I highly recommend Greg Johnston to anyone suffering from unexplained infertility. Acupuncture doesn’t hurt, is relaxing and no fertility injections are involved. Also the cost cannot even compare to one cycle of IVF! Acupuncture can make miracles happen.

Thanks Greg for all you do!

Susan Kellar