About Us

Dr. Dawn R. Gifford, DOM, LAc, CAC-AD

Berlin, Maryland Acupuncturist And Bel Air, Maryland Acupuncturist – Clinical Director and Owner of Atlantic Acupuncture

 

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.


EDUCATION

Doctor of Oriental Medicine, MD University of Integrative Health, Laurel, MD
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


LICENSURE

Licensed Acupuncturist, State of Maryland Board of Acupuncture
Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, National Detoxification Association


CERTIFICATIONS

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


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Member, National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA)
Member, American Association Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AACOM)
Member, Acupuncturist Without Borders (AWB)


COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Upper Chesapeake Hospital Kaufman Cancer Center
MCI-Womens Institution
Howard County Community College
Maryland Chi Penn North


INVITED SPEAKER

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


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