Drs. Susan and Julian Lange, OMD, L.Ac. have been featured in numerous magazines, books, radio and television shows during their extensive thirty year careers, practicing Oriental Medicine and teaching innovative healing programs. They practice offline in Santa Monica, Southern California, and consult internationally. Here’s a little more about each of them…
Dr. Susan Lange, O.M.D., L.Ac.
Dr. Susan Lange stems from generations of healers: her grandfather was studying Western Medicine at Charing Cross Hospital in London when World War One broke out; her great Grandfather trained in Western Medicine at Edinburgh University, and her Great Great Grandfather was a Homeopath and minister in the West Indies.
Born and brought up in the Far East and Hong Kong, she was a firm believer in Western medicine until she herself became seriously ill on a journey to India at the age of twenty.
After fruitlessly visiting ten different Western doctors in the space of one year trying to get well, she ended up at the Hospital of Tropical Diseases in London as a last resort. When presented with drugs and pain killers as the only option (for the rest of her life) she realized that she had to change her path completely to find true inner health.
In order to heal herself, in 1974 she embarked upon an intense training in Alternative Medicine, Acupuncture and Herbology – continuing into Spiritual Healing, the study of Core Energetics, a Body Oriented Therapy, Cranio-sacral work, Pre- and Peri-natal Birth Training and Trauma Healing. Dr. Lange has been teaching since 1983.
In 1990, she and her husband, Dr. Julian Lange, co-founded the Meridian Center for Personal and Environmental Health – a center for Alternative Medicine and Acupuncture, in Santa Monica, California. This became a busy non-toxic, Bau-biologie inspired clinic based on the principles of healthy green building and Feng Shui.
The clinic had a team of ten different practitioners providing a range of cutting edge therapies, services,and products including darkfield microscopy, the latest in electrodiagnostic techniques and Energy Healing (see the archives). After many years, she and her husband downsized their clinic, choosing to offer their students a deeper, more comprehensive level of healing through workshops, writings and private sessions. They draw extensively from the ancient teachings of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
Dr. Julian Lange, O.M.D., L.Ac.
Julian Lange is a California Acupuncturist and Doctor of Oriental Medicine. In licensed practice since 1982, he is a member of a pioneering generation of alternative medicine practitioners.
His father, Dr. Hannes Lange, was a Medical Doctor also trained in natural methods of healing, who used acupuncture and homeopathy in the 1960s. As an old school physician, who truly sought to heal his patients with the most natural therapies, he instilled in Julian the classical medical ethic of “first do no harm.” This philosophy was a basic orientation in his clinical service and motivated him to explore alternative medicine even when his colleagues thought him an eccentric for doing so.
After an initial apprenticeship with his father, Julian went on to study acupuncture and Chinese medicine in the United States, China, and Europe. He has taught at Acupuncture Colleges in the US and Europe and worked as an acupuncturist in the hospital setting as well as serving as an examiner for the California State Board of Medical Quality Assurance.
Julian continues his practice in Santa Monica, California while developing programs to educate people to be more successful and effective as health care consumers.
What do they do when they’re not in full P.L.A.Y. mode?
Julian is excited about developing his online program to educate people to be more successful and effective as health care consumers: “5 Steps to Saving Your Time, Money, and Sanity with Any Healing Technique – Whether Quantum, Newtonian or Paleolithic, Alternative or Western.” and Boost Your Health Esteem by Making Conscious Choices
He has also extended his clinical skills out into the field – literally. He has volunteered for the California condor recovery program (part of U.S. Fish & wildlife and the Santa Barbara Zoo) and participated in overseeing the health and well-being of this endangered and magnificent bird.
Julian is known as the Cat Whisperer. He’s not a Leo sun sign for nothing. The condors forgive him his inner Leo feline character and cats from all over are attracted to him.
What are Julian’s favorite Inspirational Comedies? Since he has a pretty wacky sense of humor, here are his current ones: Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush, The Three Stooges with Curly, the British movie, Withnal and I, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and The Young Ones.
Oh yes, he also LOVES to cook for friends and family.
He can be found at: JulianLange.com
Susan is delighted to eat Julian’s tasty meals and to hang out with her animal friends as well as her human friends.
She also loves to share her “Core Light Program: How to Transform Trauma and Suffering into Lightness and Joy” and to support visionaries and thought leaders who have a big mission to carry out in the world. She excels in helping them to build a solid foundation and to strengthen their core resilience to create greater impact and prevent burnout.
She also enjoys teaching the Natural Facial Rejuvenation Program with her friend and colleague Mary Louise Muller, in live workshops, such as Natural Facial Rejuvenation: Unlock the Trauma that is Aging Your Face
What is Susan’s favorite Inspirational Comedy right now? She says it’s still Birdcage, the timeless movie, starring Hank Azaria and Robin Williams. She also loves Whale Rider. Her favorite video clip of the moment? The cat who plays ping pong!
And she can be found at: SusanLange.com
By the way, their more serious clinical website is: MeridianHolistic.com