11033 Cathell Road Berlin, Maryland 21811

Serving Areas: 

Ocean City, Maryland, Berlin, Maryland, Ocean Pines, Maryland, Bishopville, Maryland, Selbyville, Delaware, Salisbury, Maryland, Fenwick Island, Delaware, Bethany Beach, Delaware, Ocean View, Delaware & Rehoboth, Delaware.

Dr. Dawn R. Gifford, DOM, Licensed Acupuncturist

Ph: (410) 725-9048 Fax: (410) 630-5673


Welcome to Atlantic Acupuncture

Your Personalized Natural Health Solution For Wellness Care

We are here for you, because your health matters! Our signature programs are designed to provide a safe, cost effective, and completely drug-free solution to treating the whole you, both mind and body. 

We offer fully customized treatment plans designed to enable you to live the life you want and deserve, free from pain or other debilitating symptoms.

Our treatment is based on 3000 years of successful, natural interventions. We invite you to explore our programs, and become our next success story, the best version of you.

Our Mission

Our mission remains to assist patients in their efforts to attain a state of optimum health by utilizing the natural healing methods of acupuncture, eastern nutritional support, and herbal medicine; thereby avoiding or reversing illness, and improving their quality of life. Our purpose is to help and educate as many people as possible regarding the benefits of acupuncture and Eastern medicine. 

The Experience

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Our exclusive Pào jiāo clinic located within Atlantic Acupuncture. You haven't tried everything until you have experienced the ancient medicine of Pào jiāo!

Music Therapy

Acupuncture healing is one of the most important elements in Chinese Medicine. Our music is selected to correspond and enhance the Acupuncture process.

Supply Center

Our center includes a full Chinese herbal pharmacy, pain relief products, medicinal teas, digestive aids, 24 Karat Gold plated Swarovski ear crystals for stress relief/ anxiety, exclusive facial rejuvenation anti-aging cream, jade rollers and a just because section!

Complimentary Tea

Sip on a cup of our stress relief tea. A precise balance of six natural high quality herbal ingredients. This blend has been enjoyed since the early 1970s.

Heated Chairs

State-of-the-art zero gravity chairs for your comfort in lieu of standard flat massage tables.

Convenient Location

Ample parking is available and our office is handicapped accessible.

Extraordinary Vessels – Chong Mai

Most acupuncture points are located on the 12 primary channels that flow along the surface of the body. However, there are eight Extraordinary Vessels that flow more deeply in the body, and are perhaps even more powerful that the 12 primary channels. The Extraordinary Vessels regulate the 12 channels, and are deep lakes of energy, which can feed the

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Extraordinary Vessels – Dai Mai

In addition to the 12 main acupuncture meridians that flow along the surface of the body, there are also deeper channels of energy in the body called the Extraordinary Vessels. You can understand the relationship between the primary acupuncture channels and the Extraordinary Vessels by thinking about what happens when it rains: first, small ditches become full – these

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4 Lifestyle Tweaks to Thrive this Spring

In traditional Chinese medical theory, one of the best ways to stay healthy is to live in balance with the seasons. Balance, in this context, means mindfully crafting your diet and certain aspects of your lifestyle based on what season it is.

An easy way to think about this is with fruits and vegetables: we are lucky these

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