Dawna is currently on maternity leave through summer 2019
Dawna Ara, L.Ac. received her Master’s Degree from the Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, Ca. After completing her Eastern Medicine studies, she went on to study functional medicine from the Institute of Functional Medicine as well as completed a functional medicine mentorship with the Kalish Institute. She works with combining these two worlds to offer a unique course of treatment for her patients.
Before relocating back to the Bay Area, she ran a busy Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine clinic in Pasadena, Ca where she specialized in Women’s Health and Pain Management. There, she spent the majority of her practice treating a wide range of Women’s health issues including fertility, miscarriages, IVF, pregnancy, menstrual irregularities such as, PMS, PCOS, endometriosis, painful periods, symptoms of pre and post menopause, such as weight fluctuations, foggy thinking, mood changes, and hot flashes. She also provided assisted reproductive treatments (ART) for IVF transfers at HRC. Additionally, Dawna has advanced training in treating digestive issues, mental health, chronic pain, fatigue, immune disorders, and allergies.
As an acupuncturist and functional medicine practitioner, she strives to find the root cause of what ails a person. She uses acupuncture, functional medicine lab testing, nutritional supplements, herbal remedies, bodywork, and dietary and lifestyle recommendations that are carefully chosen to be personal to you and your story.