Dr. Dawn Mamikunian L.Ac., DACM

My goal is to help my patients achieve optimum health and wellness through the use of traditional Chinese medicine. I will support you with acupuncture, nutrition advise, exercise, meditation, as well as mind & body awareness to heal yourself naturally. My background includes training not only in acupuncture, but also in a wide array of Chinese medicine modalities, ie: cupping, gua sha, Chinese herbs and electrical stimulation. I have a degree in biochemistry and photography from the University of California San Diego and then did my masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego.  I received a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. I am licensed by the state of New York and California and recognized by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

Over the years, I have seen the impressive results that acupuncture and Chinese medicine can have for all different types of conditions. This is why I am so grateful to be able to share the benefit of my extensive education with you and offer support. Your unique health care situation is of the utmost importance to me. I am happy to answer any questions regarding how acupuncture and Chinese medicine can benefit you. Together we can work toward achieving your health and wellness goals.


Alicia Knutson, L.Ac., MTOM

Alicia was born and raised in Minnesota.  She resided in Florida for 10 years and there she found her love for Chinese Medicine. Dealing with her own health struggles, she discovered a whole new way of healing through acupuncture and Chinese medicine.  She received her Master’s Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine at the prestigious Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. During her studies she developed a greater understanding to approach ones health through the lens of mind/body medicine.  Working with hundreds of patients throughout the years, Alicia’s deep respect for Chinese Medicine solidified and she like others, practice acupuncture not only for healing the physical body but also the emotional body. Alicia comes to Dawn’s Acupuncture with a rich understanding of mind/body healing, herbal medicine, Qi gong, tui na (Chinese massage), cupping and gua sha.  Five years ago, Alicia, her husband and her two boys moved to Rochester New York, to be closer to her husband’s family. 

Alicia accepts BlueCross BlueShield insurance as well as Motor Vehicle Accidents and Workers Compensation cases.

Jennifer C. Dabu, L.Ac., MTOM,

Jennifer C. Dabu, L.Ac., MTOM, Dipl. Ac. is a Licensed New York and California Board-Certified Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist. She is also a Nationally Board-Certified Diplomate in Acupuncture through the NCCAOM – National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Jennifer obtained her Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine and graduated Summa Cum Laude at Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, California in 2008. She interned at the Venice Family Chronic Pain Clinic serving homeless and low-income patients and also worked for Steiner Transocean Ltd. for 5 years where she treated patients around the world onboard Celebrity and Royal Caribbean cruise lines. Jennifer is currently pursuing her Doctorate degree through the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.

Jennifer is a Dr. Tan Balance Method and Master Tung Style acupuncture practitioner. In combination with Jennifer’s background in Electrical Engineering and massage therapy, she uses Traditional Chinese Medicine to help her patients on their road back to health. Jennifer began studying acupuncture after the unexpected passing of her best friend. The emotional stress and shock made her break out with severe cystic acne and caused her menstrual cycles to become irregular. During Jennifer’s first acupuncture treatment she only mentioned her skin issue and irregular periods. After her first treatment, she remembers sleeping through the night for the first time in over fifteen years! By the next day, her digestion became regular, her red complexion started to calm down, and the acne started to clear up. Her energy improved, her mood started to lighten up, and her period came in 30 days with no PMS. These improvements in her health convinced Jennifer to change careers and go back to school to study this incredible medicine so she could help others improve their health and start to feel good again too.

Jennifer takes all major insurances: BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, Cigna and MVP


Dr. Dawn Mamikunian L.Ac., DACM acupuncturist since 1995

Jennifer C. Dabu, L.Ac., MTOM

Dr. Dawn Mamikunian, L.Ac., DACM

Alicia Knutson, L.Ac., MTOM

Jennifer C. Dabu, L.Ac., MTOM