Our Acupuncture Practitioners

Our licensed acupuncturists are committed to helping you achieve optimal health and wellbeing.

At Merriam Park Acupuncture, we:

  • take time to understand you as a person
  • provide natural remedies to treat your mind, body and spirit
  • inspire, support and challenge you to make safe, effective life changes
  • help you cultivate personal power to feel your best
Dawn Pivec

Dawn Pivec

MAc, MA, LAc

Dawn Pivec, Acupuncturist

Dawn started her career as an alcohol, drug addiction and mental health counselor. She worked for seven years treating men, women, and youth at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Pride Institute, and the Lino Lakes Correctional Facility. During that time, she also took a year-long backpacking trip through various parts of the world.

Dawn yearned for a holistic medicine approach that incorporates natural healing by encompassing the mind, body, and spirit. After completing her own healing journey, she decided that acupuncture was the best fit for her goal of healing others to achieve optimal health. The next step was pursuing a second master’s degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine.

Before owning Merriam Park Acupuncture, Dawn practiced acupuncture at Salvation Army, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, Fairview Hospital, Bloomington Natural Care Center, Pathways Health Crisis Resource Center, and Fertile Ground Natural Care.

Dawn specializes in women’s health including infertility, digestive issues, emotional challenges, and complex health conditions “that no one can figure out.”

When she’s not enmeshed in the endlessly awe-inspiring study of Traditional Chinese Medicine, you’ll find Dawn in the woods searching for mushrooms or wild food, listening to the birds and water, or identifying flowers, trees, and insects.

Ingrid Bloom

Ingrid Bloom

MSOM, DiplAc, LAc

Ingrid Bloom, Acupuncturist

Ingrid has a long-time passion for Eastern medicine and energy healing arts. She began her formal studies over 20 years ago with a shiatsu massage certification. She became licensed in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in 2004. She uses a gentle technique of acupuncture needling and is sensitive to the energy flows in our body-mind system.

Ingrid is experienced in treating a wide range of pain, injury and disease manifestations. She has an extensive background in psychology and uses acupuncture to help people with mental health and addiction issues. She can help reduce the effects of stress and aging on our bodies and minds. She offers acupuncture for health and facial rejuvenation to help support inner and outer radiance.

Ingrid practices mindful meditation and qi-gong exercises and finds these to be invaluable tools for healing and re-vitalization. In her spare time, she enjoys nature and outdoor activities including hiking, biking and canoeing. When at home she enjoys playing piano, making herbal tea infusions or walking her beloved lab-shepherd.

Kim Doyle

Kim Doyle

BA, MSOM, DiplAc, LAc

Kim Doyle, Acupuncturist

Kim’s approach to integrative medicine supports the whole self: mind, body, and spirit. Through her training and her own personal journey, she has seen how Traditional Chinese Medicine can give people a new lease on health and life.

Although she enjoys treating all conditions, Kim has special interest in oncology support, neuropathy, sciatica, back and spinal pain, trauma, Bell’s Palsy, stroke recovery, emotional imbalances such as anxiety and depression, insomnia, menopausal issues, joint replacement issues and pain management.

She has experience practicing in traditional clinics, hospital in-patient, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in-patient and out-patient, as well as community style clinics.

Prior to becoming a health professional, she was a computer programer in the corporate world. Kim also spent more than a decade working overseas as a humanitarian aid worker in Afghanistan and Pakistan. These life experiences helped her see first-hand how stress and trauma affect health.

Kim is passionate about social justice issues and committed to her faith community. She finds pleasure and refreshment in almost anything outdoors: hanging in a hammock, biking, kayaking, camping, and walking her Goldendoodle dog, to name a few. In addition, yoga and meditation practices help her navigate her own life.