Dr. Dawn R. Gifford, DOM, LAc, CAC-AD
Clinical Director and Owner of Atlantic Acupuncture, Berlin, Maryland.
ABOUT THOSE LETTERS
DOM. = Doctor of Oriental Medicine, achieved after over 2,800 cumulative hours of clinical training in acupuncture and integrative medicine, including instruction in Chinese classics, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, addiction recovery, and other disciplines. This training incorporates the M.Ac. (Master of Acupuncture) degree, as well.
L.Ac. = Licensed Acupuncturist. Acupuncture, like all medical professions, is licensed on the state level. Dr. Gifford is licensed by the acupuncture board in the state of Maryland, which falls under the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
CAC-AD =Certified Associate Alcohol & Drug Counselor, Dr. Gifford is licensed by the Board of Professional Counselors in the state of Maryland, which falls under the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Master of Oriental Medicine, Maryland University of Integrative Health, Laurel, MD
Master of Acupuncture, Tai Sophia Institute, Laurel, Maryland
Bachelor of Science, Sociology, Frostburg, Maryland
Licensed Acupuncturist, State of Maryland Board of Acupuncture
Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, National Detoxification Association
Certified in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
Certified Wu Ming Qigong Instructor for Breast Health
Certified Instructor for Chan Gong: Form One, Morning Qigong
Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor, MD Board of Professional Counselors
Certified Dragon’s Way® Instructor 6-week Stress and Weight Mgt Program
Member, National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA)
Member, American Association Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AACOM)
Member, Acupuncturist Without Borders (AWB)
Upper Chesapeake Hospital Kaufman Cancer Center
Howard County Community College
Maryland Chi Penn North
Harford County Government
Harford/Cecil County Dental Hygienists Association
Harford Community County College
CREATOR OF G.A.L.S Program
(Geared to Oneness Awareness Life as movement Sake of others)
A six week leadership & wellness program created for participants to rediscover their innate power to heal by learning how to cultivate their designer within. Participants of G.A.L.S program learn 20 practical tools they may begin using immediately to cultivate health and wellness.
CERTIFIED IN BASIC LIFE SUPPORT
MARYLAND BACKGROUND CLEARANCE