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WE ARE HERE FOR YOU.

BECAUSE YOUR HEALTH MATTERS!

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EXPERIENCE. EXPERTISE. RESULTS.

 We’ve reimagined treatment at Atlantic Acupuncture. Our sessions are healing experiences created and designed by Dr. Dawn R. Gifford, DOM, one of the top Licensed Acupuncturist’s in the state of Maryland, bringing results through the combination of science, modern technology and Eastern Medicine principles.

BECOME OUR NEXT SUCCESS STORY. THE BEST VERSION OF YOU!

IT IS OUR PRIVLEGE TO WORK WITH MEN AND WOMEN WHO:

Are dealing with chronic health conditions

Are recovering from injuries, illness, surgery or other medical treatment

Are tapering off medications, or dealing with their side effects

Have acute medical concerns

Are managing anxiety and depression, PTSD, or stressful life transitions

Want to increase their energy, vitality, emotional balance, and overall well-being

Are trying to get pregnant

Want to avoid using medications or having surgery

Have had trouble finding the help they need within the medical profession

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TCM IS A COMPLETE SYSTEM OF HEALTH CARE

Traditional Chinese Medicine addresses the following healing needs in a systematic, coordinated, step-by-step fashion to bring you back to a state of sustainable health

Treatment plans are based on a detailed, individualized diagnosis that takes your whole body and mind into account (not just your symptoms).  This strategy is updated and adjusted each time you come in, based your response to the previous treatments, improvements in your health, and any other changes.

Treatments are designed to stimulate the body’s own healing mechanisms, and allow the body to recalibrate and correct itself. Acupuncture points are chosen based on the underlying imbalance or pattern that is causing the problem.

Over time, your body re-learns how to do this on its own. The effect of acupuncture and herbal medicine is cumulative, and results are usually better and longer lasting with each successive session. Improvements generally remain stable even after treatment is finished.

Eastern medicine also provides dietary and lifestyle advice to help you take care of your health over the long term. Advice will be specific to your diagnosis, and help you understand your body’s patterns and tendencies.  This allows you to make changes that increase the effectiveness of treatment.s

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STRESS RELIEF

Acupuncture and TCM can provide a safe, effective and drug-free alternative for the treatment of stress.

LESS STRESS MEANS LESS:

 Anger, Anxiety, Depression

Depressed Immune System

Digestive Disorders

Headaches, heart Disease

High Blood Pressure

Joint Pain

Weight Issues

PAIN RELIEF

Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins – THE BODY’S NATURAL PAINKILLERS. 

The stimulation also releases other chemicals that either change how the body experiences pain or triggers the release of other chemicals that activate the body’s internal regulating system. This process has a normalizing effect on nerves and hormones. 

By bringing the body into better biochemical balance, acupuncture promotes physical and emotional well-being and supports the body’s natural ability to heal and combat pain. 

SKIN HEALTH

Facial rejuvenation with acupuncture and TCM is virtually painless, and a non-surgical method to reduce the signs of aging. 

Facial rejuvenation using acupuncture:

tightens pores, improves muscle tone and dermal contraction, while enhancing and increasing the elasticity of the skin.

Acupuncture can reduce signs of aging by strengthening and stimulating the circulation especially to the face. 

You will look and feel more energetic, calm, vibrant and healthy.  

TREATMENTS ARE CUMULATIVE.

Each treatment builds on the one before it. The number of visits you need depends on the intensity and origin of your imbalance. As your condition improves, the frequency of treatments decreases. Most conditions take time to manifest, so restoring your body back to optimum health will be a process.

Acupuncture and TCM treats the whole body from head to toe. The goal is to maintain your health by treating both the root of the issue and the symptoms at the same time. After completing your recommended treatment plan by your licensed acupuncturist, we recommend monthly maintenance sessions each month to maintain a healthier you.

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