New Patient Guide

Visit Us Today For An Improved Tomorrow. 

Acupuncture and TCM are Time-Tested, Safe, Effective, Natural And Drug-Free Ways To Decrease Stress, Pain And Restore Optimum Function.


An initial case review with Dr. Gifford is required to to find out if you are a candidate for Acupuncture & TCM.

If deemed a candidate, we can perform your first procedure the same day.



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

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Depression
  • Depressed immune system
  • Digestive disorders
  • Headaches
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Joint pain
  • Weight problems


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.


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


A 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.


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What To Expect At Atlantic Acupuncture:

  • Quick And Painless. Procedures are quick and painless, you're in and out of the office in 60 minutes.
  • Treatment Course. The number of procedures you will need will vary based on your specific condition, the amount of time you've had condition etc.
  • Accurate Evaluation. Once you are evaluated, the doctor will analyze your case presentation and give you an estimate of the number of treatments likely needed based on clinically evidence based data.
  • Process. The treatment process is repeated 2-5 times a week until maximum improvement is seen. Then a maintenance regimen is often prescribed to prevent recurrence. Maintenance may be as little as 1-2 times per month. The majority of the time, treatment plans draw from all of our services to give you the best comprehensive care and get you the results you desire in the most expeditious method.
  • Absence Of Symptoms. Treatment can and often results in a complete absence of symptoms, even in severe pain conditions that have been present for years.
Atlantic Acupuncture
11033 Cathell Road
Berlin, Maryland 21811