What makes Dawn unique?

♥ Dawn is one of the few acupuncturists in the Tampa Bay area who is Nationally Board-Certified in Chinese herbology in addition to acupuncture.
♥ Dawn has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 1997, and often incorporates massage therapy and other bodywork modalities into her patient treatments.
♥ Dawn spends time with patients: 90 minutes for the first visit and 45 to 60 minutes for follow-up treatments allows plenty of time for high-quality, individualized care.
♥ Dawn has a basic working knowledge of many Western medicine concepts and usually considers both Western and Oriental approaches when formulating her treatment strategy. When indicated, Dawn may order blood tests or analysis of stool, urine or hair. She also refers out to other qualified health care professionals as needed.
♥ Dawn is trained in drug-herb interaction, and is knowledgeable about which medications should not be combined with herbs, and which are safe to combine.
♥ Dawn is personally available via e-mail or phone for patient questions. She often engages in e-mail dialogue with patients, sending educational materials and research information relavant to their condition or treatment.
♥ Dawn maintains a comprehensive on-site herbal pharmacy that is primarily vegetarian, contains no endangered species, and is comprised of American-manufactured and GMP-certified herbal products. She also carries liquid pediatric formulas that are tailored to the needs of children.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Nationally Certified in Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology.

Professional Associations & Certifications


Serviced Areas

  • Tampa Bay Area including Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough. Clearwater, Dunedin, Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs, Safety Harbor

Payment Options

  • Discover, MasterCard, Personal Checks, VISA

Contact Details

  Person Dawn Balusik, AP
  City Clearwater , FL
  Zip Code 33761
  Address 2431 Estancia Blvd, Ste A-2
  Phone Number (727) 475-4710

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Dawn Balusik, AP

Physician, Owner

Dawn has been interested in natural medicine since high school. This interest led her to become an Acupressure practitioner in 1996, a Licensed Massage Therapist in 1997, and a Doctor of Oriental Medicine in 2004. It is her experience that working with the body's own healing processes produces amazing results that not only relieve symptoms, but produce vitality and wellness that makes life far more enjoyable.

Products & Services

Oriental Medicine

Oriental Medicine

Oriental medicine is a system of natural health care that is about 2, 500 years old. It is the oldest, continually practiced form of medicine in the world, and it consists of a complex system of diagnostic and treatment strategies that are as valuable today as ever.

Oriental medicine emphasizes the re-establishment of natural balance (homeostasis) and utilizes the body's innate healing wisdom to safely address the underlying causes of diseases. It includes modalities such as acupuncture, bodywork, gentle exercise, relaxation techniques, nutrition, and the use of non-pharmaceutical herbal medicines.



Acupuncture is one modality of Oriental medicine. Very fine, sterile, one-time use needles are inserted into specific points on the skin to adjust and regulate the flow of energy in the body. Gentle physiological responses occur, which create the circumstances for the body and mind to re-balance, release pain and heal.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Traditional Chinese herbal medicine consists of over 5000 substances derived from plant, animal and mineral sources. Many of them may be familiar to you such as ginseng, ginger, fennel, cinnamon, goji berry, licorice, turmeric, hawthorn berry, cardamom, peppermint and many others that gain mainstream popularity every day.



The quality of what you consume renders your diet either medicinal or harmful. Healthy nutrition provides the energy and substance which nourishes, heals and sustains your body, whereas poor nutrition depletes, harms and toxifies it, contributing to disease, and leading to poor health in the long-run. Your body is like a garden; if you keep the "soil" (body) rich with beneficial nutrition and clean water, you can reap the "flowers" (benefit) of good health!

  • I would recommend this business

Dawn is a gifted natural healer. She is extremely caring, compassionate and very knowledgeable.
Dawn is very easy to talk to and asks questions about your health and what you want to accomplish.
Since going to Dawn I have increased energy, sleep much better and my whole well being is good.
So happy to have found her!

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Customer Testimonials

I was visiting in town with friends who go to Dr. Dawn. When I told them that I had a terrible headache, they knew just who to call. Dr. Dawn was fabulous, very caring and kind, and through acupuncture, stopped a migraine in its tracks! I so wish I lived closer, I would certainly be a regular. Next time I visit though, she is on my list.

Dawn has helped with a variety of issues with both acupuncture and herbs in a tranquil setting. She takes the time to listen and tailor your treatment to meet your individual needs. I highly recommend her services.

It was amazing. Nothing like my other experience at an acupuncturist. She was very compassionate and empathetic. I saw results in a few weeks. After a month of sessions I was back on my feet again. I would recommend Dawn to anyone suffering with any ailments. She will restore your body to it's natural state of well-being.

I have been seeing Dawn now for over 3 years for autoimmune issues. She has helped me be able to function without the use of medication and I am so thankful! Acupuncture and chinese herbs have been a huge part of my healing and restoration and continue to be such an integral part of what help me get through life! I highly recommend Dawn to others because she is highly skilled, has much wisdom in oriental medicine, cares for her patients like they are family members, and what she does works! I always have a renewed sense of wellbeing when I leave her beautiful office.

Dawn is extremely patient and caring! She listen to your concerns and explains options to help you accomplish your health goal. She is very knowledgeable about the body and she has educated me on things I've been dealing with for 15 years. I highly recommend her for all your acupuncture needs including hormone imbalance, broken bone issues or blood concerns.

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I received a nice email from a patient yesterday... "Hi Dawn, I just wanted to say thank you. Your work on my back made a noticeable improvement in my spasm. I am almost back to normal now. Hopefully, next time, I will make the connection.... Back Spasm
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This is important info for everyone to know.
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Samuel L getting some cupping therapy in. Want to try it? Let me know. I do all sorts of cupping techniques.
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Once again, friends, I have been nominated for Best of the Bay 2015 for Best Acupuncturist and Best Wellness Center. If you have not voted, and would like to see me win, please vote at https://creativeloafing.wufoo.com/forms/goods-services/. Thank you!
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I received a lovely testimonial this week...I love that this work helps so many people who weren't able to find relief otherwise.... "Dawn helped me with neuropathy in my left foot and severe aches & pains in my legs. I had this problem for approximately
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Thanks to everyone who nominated Dawn Balusik Acupuncture for Best of the Bay 2015! Now the voting begins! To vote, please click the link below and scroll down to Best Acupuncturist, click the arrow and find my name. Though I've been nominated also for
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Did you know that your medications can deplete specific nutrients from your body, that can then cause unwanted symptoms and side-effects? I encourage everyone to learn about their own medications.
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