Health & Radiance From The Inside Out
Welcome to Golden Phoenix Acupuncture & Wellness in St. Petersburg
Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. I’m Larissa, “Dr. Lara”, licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and Traditional Chinese Medicine nerd. When you are my patient, I can help you address stress, pain, and chronic diseases by utilizing a variety of modalities, treating the root cause of your health issues, and empowering you with the tools needed to maintain your health. You deserve to live the best life possible!
I know what it’s like to see a close family member suffer from a painful injury and then become trapped in opioid dependency….this eventually led to his untimely death. I never want to see anyone else go through this terrible experience! My special interest is in liberating people from drug dependency, eliminating pain, and restoring quality of life.
And of course, being the Taurus that I am, I have an innate appreciation for beauty…which I why I have incorporated natural facial rejuvenation into my service offering.
My attraction to natural medicine has been lifelong and beginning in the 3rd grade, I developed a strong appreciation for Japanese & Asian cultures. These two interests of mine merged when I enrolled in acupuncture school at East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, Florida.
Every day I get to help people to get out of pain, cut their dependencies, adopt better lifestyle habits and live an optimal life…I love what I do!
Larissa Smith, AP, DOM
Homeopathic Remedy Protocols
Community Style Acupuncture
The Mission of my practice, Golden Phoenix Acupuncture & Wellness
Golden Phoenix Acupuncture & Wellness is a hybrid clinic founded by Larissa Smith, AP, DOM. It serves the community by offering sliding scale community-style acupuncture, as well as private one-on-one sessions. Natural, drug-free healing is attainable by using a variety of therapies, not just acupuncture!
The phoenix is a universally known symbol of immortality, rebirth, and a new beginning. This legendary bird lives in paradise and is associated with the golden sun. It is beautiful, powerful, highly intelligent, and cannot be out-witted. The tears of the phoenix are known to have the ability to heal any wound or illness. Giving people the opportunity to heal and come back better than before in mind, body, and spirit is the mission of my practice. It is my belief that when Eastern and Western medicine work together harmoniously, patients can benefit the most from their healthcare rather than being given “band-aids” to manage their sickcare.