Susannah Freeman, LAc

Susannah Freeman, LAc, MAcOM, Dipl. Ac NCCAOM

Education and Certification

Training and Licensure

Susannah began her training in natural medicine in her teens with the study of nutrition.  After receiving a Bachelor’s degree with Honors in Environmental Studies, she taught ecology in the National Parks.  She continued her study of nutrition, massage therapy, yoga and meditation.  In 1994, she completed her Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.  She has been a Nationally Certified and State Licensed Acupuncturist for 25 years, each year deepening her knowledge and experience with continuing education and clinical experience.

About Susannah

My story is an ordinary one. I see many of our patients experiencing different versions of it every day in our clinic. It is the story of a healthy childhood with enough food, education, medical care and opportunity, but a nagging sense of dis-ease. There was no reason for me to be feeling unwell. In spite of a healthy diet and lifestyle, I experienced years of pain and fatigue, living a full life, but wondering why it was so difficult. My doctors told me my lab tests looked great, that I was healthy. They were able to treat my specific illness and injury, but no one looked at the root cause of my symptoms. I kept asking, “if I am healthy, why do I not feel better?”

Eventually, I did find solutions and am so glad to have a tool kit for my health and wellbeing. It would be convenient to say it was “this” diet or “that” supplement that “cured” me. In reality it was a journey of body, mind and heart. The solutions lay in an integrative approach: visits with skilled professionals, extensive lab work, and persistent attention to my health with acupuncture, herbal medicine, diet changes, meditation and exercise.. Once I was able to identify and treat the root cause, my quality of life returned. Now, when I get sick and injured, I know how to regain my health and wellbeing. I enjoy a deep gratitude for this path and the opportunity to serve our community.

It is my great pleasure and honor to share these tools with you.

Breana McElgunn, ND

Medical Director
Great Turning consults with Dr. Breana McElgunn who is a licensed, family-practice physician in a private practice in Bozeman, Montana. Dr. McElgunn provides naturopathic medical services for the entire family: women, men, and children with a principle focus on women’s health issues. She also treats patients individuals with a variety of acute and chronic complaints providing physical, mental, emotional and preventative medicine.

Dr. McElgunn’s expertise and experience provide a valuable service with expanded additional knowledge to our acupuncture practice.

Her private practice is Gallatin Valley Natural Medicine.

Dawn C. Davaz, Health Coach

Training and Licensure

Dawn has a rich history in health and wellness. A graduate of Montana State University, Dawn achieved her Bachelor’s Degree in  Food and Nutrition with a concentration in Dietetics in May of 2020. After working in clinical settings as well as public food service, Dawn chose to continue her education in wellness with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She is currently enrolled in the Health Coach Training Program and expects to graduate in December of 2022.

For more information about Dawn and her approach to Health Coaching, visit her website.


Luna is our dog therapy, a hypoallergenic golden doodle. She takes her role as “greeter” seriously. If you prefer not to be greeted by a dog, please let us know.