Exterior office sign of Carolina Family Acupuncture.

Meet Your Doctor, Dawn Garrison

Navigating your health journey can be confusing and overwhelming, especially with all the different resources and information available today. And many people are finding standard healthcare to be impersonal and dissatisfying.

That’s why I opened Carolina Family Acupuncture. As the only Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) in Spartanburg, SC, I offer a safe place for you to receive care and healing.

At Carolina Family Acupuncture, my knowledge of time-tested methods like acupuncture, herbal medicine, supplements, and other holistic treatments will guide you toward reaching your health goals.

Diplomas of Dr. Dawn Garrison of Carolina Family Acupuncture.


Education & Certifications

  • 2019 | Licensed by the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners
  • 2017 | Doctorate of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (DAOM), Emperor’s College, California
  • 2011 | Licensed by the California State Acupuncture Board
  • 2010 | Master in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MTCM), Five Branches University, California
  • Diplomate of Oriental Medicine and Herbal Medicine
    Board certified by the National Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

Clinical Experience

I have extensive clinical experience, having worked at one of the busiest family acupuncture clinics in the San Jose area. I’ve also run a successful solo practice in San Diego, CA, working in an integrative setting with other healthcare professionals.

In 2012, I was part of the medical team at the O’Neill Coldwater Classic (Santa Cruz, CA), an event that draws the top professional surfers in the world.

Modern Medical Research

Many Westerners are skeptical of alternative medicine like acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine even though these medical methods have been used for thousands of years–long before “conventional” medicine.

Each treatment page on our website shares some modern medical research for how acupuncture and/or TCM can help bring holistic healing to the human body. Below is some general information and research about acupuncture.

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Evidence Based Acupuncture

Acupuncture Now Foundation

Because, Science

“Acupuncture and its role in modern medicine”
A.J. Lewin, MD

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