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Our Mission Statement

“Our mission at Atlantic Acupuncture is to provide a sanctuary of holistic healing, blending ancient techniques with modern wellness technologies, dedicated to empowering every woman in her unique journey to optimal health and well-being.”

Dr. Dawn R. Gifford, DOM, Licensed Acupuncturist

Clinical Director, Owner 2013 to Present

About Dr. Gifford

Dr. Dawn R. Gifford, DOM, LAc, is the Clinical Director and esteemed owner of Atlantic Acupuncture LLC. Renowned as one of the foremost licensed acupuncturists in the state, she seamlessly marries Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture, and modern technology to provide effective treatments for a wide array of conditions.

Dr. Gifford pursued her doctoral degree in Oriental Medicine from the Maryland University of Integrative Health, previously known as the Tai Sophia Institute. This institution proudly stands as one of the pioneering and most venerated acupuncture schools in the United States.

Dr. Dawn R. Gifford, DOM, LAc: Empowering Health & Women's Wealth

Dr. Gifford, DOM, LAc is a dedicated business owner, experienced health coach, and dynamic entrepreneur who is passionate about empowering women through holistic health guidance and financial wealth coaching. Her deep commitment to holistic wellness is rooted in her love for Eastern Medicine and her satisfaction in witnessing her patients’ transformative journeys.

In addition to her professional pursuits, Dr. Gifford is an adventurous spirit who often finds inspiration in sunny waterfront destinations.

Recently, Dr. Gifford, DOM, LAc has found a new passion, seamlessly blending principles of Eastern Medicine, acupuncture, and acupressure, aligning perfectly with Dr. Gifford’s values.

For those interested in exploring Dr. Gifford’s offerings or pursuing financial freedom, she and her team host weekly Zoom calls that are open to everyone. You are warmly invited to join these sessions, and if you have any questions or want guidance on your financial independence goals, feel free to reach out to Dr. Gifford using the CONTACT BUTTON below.

Sharing her own transformative experience with holistic wellness brings daily joy to Dr. Gifford, DOM, LAc. She wholeheartedly recommends exploring these principles and encourages everyone to try them.

Embark on a journey of health and prosperity with Dr. Gifford, DOM, LAc, and discover the power of holistic well-being.


Doctor of Oriental Medicine: Maryland University of Integrative Health, Laurel, Maryland

Master of Oriental Medicine: Maryland University of Integrative Health, Laurel, Maryland

Master of Acupuncture: Tai Sophia Institute, Laurel, Maryland

Bachelor of Science in Sociology: Frostburg State University, Frostburg, Maryland


Chinese Herbal Medicine: As a certified Chinese Herbalist, Dr. Gifford adeptly combines ancient wisdom with modern demands.

Detoxification: A NADA Detoxification Specialist offering holistic detox solutions.

Dragon’s Way Instructor: Leading a 6-week transformative program focusing on stress management and weight loss.

Holistic Practices: Her treatments encompass acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Qigong, Chinese therapeutic massage (Gua Sha), cupping, and individualized nutritional counseling.

Licensed to practice in Maryland, Dr. Gifford is deeply committed to fostering healing, championing natural well-being, and amplifying the overall health and wellness of her clients.

Core Areas of Focus:

Integrative Women’s Health: Comprehensive care for women’s unique health needs across all life stages.

Well-being and Mental Health: Holistic approaches for stress, anxiety relief, and emotional equilibrium.

Fertility Support: Combining Traditional Chinese Medicine and modern practices for reproductive health.

Skin Health: Natural treatments to ensure radiant and glowing skin.

A respected member of the American Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine and the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association, Dr. Gifford continues her unwavering commitment to healing and holistic well-being.


Japanese Onnetsu Therapy

Facial Rejuvenation Cosmetic Acupuncture

Dragon’s Way® Instructor: 6-Week Stress and Weight Management Program

Wu Ming Qigong Instructor: Specialized in Breast Health

Qigong Instructor for Chan Gong: Form One, Morning Qigong

Chinese Herbal Medicine

NADA Detoxification Specialist

Community Partnership

Howard County Community College

Maryland Chi Penn North

MCI-Women’s Institution

Harford County Government

Upper Chesapeake Hospital Kaufman Cancer Center

Harford Community College

Harford/Cecil County Dental Hygienists Association

Bayside Institute

Creator of G.A.L.S Program

G.A.L.S (Geared to Oneness-Awareness-Life as Movement-Sake of Others)

A 6-week leadership & wellness program empowering participants to tap into their innate healing power.

Focus on nurturing the “designer within”— the guiding inner voice for personal growth.

Provides participants with 20 actionable tools to promote health and well-being.

About Those Letters

DOM (Doctor of Oriental Medicine): Over 2,800 hours of clinical training in acupuncture and integrative medicine, encompassing Chinese classics, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, addiction recovery, and more. This designation also includes the credentials of M.Ac. (Master of Acupuncture).

LAc (Licensed Acupuncturist)

State of Maryland Background Clearance

Let Dr. Dawn be your trustworthy partner in your journey to better health at Atlantic Acupuncture!

Let Atlantic Acupuncture, Dr. Dawn Gifford, DOM, LAc be your trustworthy partner in your journey to better health!

Atlantic Acupuncture
11033 Cathell Road
Berlin, Maryland 21811

Fax: 410-630-5673

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