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Dr. Dawn Graziano
DACM, MSTOM, Lic.Ac., Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM)

Dr. Graziano holds a Bachelor of Science in Advanced Technical Studies from Southern Illinois University, a Master’s of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine and Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.

Her 4-year Master’s program emphasized acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and clinical recognition to biomedicine. She has completed over 1000 clinical hours of training and more than 3500 hours of classroom study. Her subsequent Doctoral program focused on studying evidence-based medicine with an emphasis on leadership and training in integrative medicine. Dr. Graziano combines an evidenced-based approach to acupuncture and Chinese medicine with a focus on modern environmental influences.

She is a state-licensed and board certified holistic practitioner, specializing in Japanese, Chinese, orthopedic and neurological acupuncture, classical Chinese herbalism and Reiki. Her clinical interests range from treating pain, orthopedic and neurologic balance, stress/anxiety, digestive health and nutritional imbalances from a TCM perspective including acute and chronic conditions. She is constantly researching and refining these specialties with continuing education courses.

Dr. Graziano’s holistic approach focuses on treating emotional and physical health to promote a deep balancing between the two.

In her free time, Dr. Graziano enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, painting, experiencing live music and replenishing her qi through qigong.


  • 1993 BS Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

  • 2009 - 2012 Southwest Acupuncture College, Boulder, CO

  • 2012 - 2017 MS Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Chicago, IL

  • 2017 - 2018 DACM Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Chicago, IL

Activities and Professional Affiliations:

  • Illinois Society of Acupuncturists

  • American Society of Acupuncturists

  • EAM™

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