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Acupuncture in St. Petersburg, FL

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”, a licensed acupuncturist, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, herbalist, and superfoods advocate. When you are my patient, I can help you address stress, pain, and chronic diseases by utilizing a variety of treatments, 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 am committed to helping people get rid of pain, cut their unhealthy dependencies, adopt better lifestyle habits and live an optimally by using natural medicine.

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.  

Larissa Smith, AP, DOM

Dr. Larissa Smith, AP, DOM | St. Petersburg
Larissa Smith, AP, DOM

Our Services



Cupping Treatment


Chinese Herbs

Herbal Medicine



Micro-needling acupuncture treatment

Natural Anti-Aging

Gua Sha Treatment - Traditional Healing Technique

Gua Sha

Injection Therapy

Injection Therapy

Essential Oils

Homeopathic Remedy Protocols

family walking hand in hand

Needle-Free AcuLaser

Community Acupuncture

Community Style Acupuncture

The Mission of my practice, Golden Phoenix Acupuncture & Wellness

golden phoenix acupuncture in St. Petersburg | LogoGolden 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 wide variety of treatments beyond acupuncture!

I am committed to helping people look and feel their very best using natural medicine. I empower patients with the tools and knowledge they need to take care of themselves beyond clinic treatments to continue to be the best version of themselves and achieve optimal quality of life.

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.

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Golden Phoenix Acupuncture & Wellness
6161 Dr MLK Jr St N
Suite 100
St. Petersburg, FL 33703
9am - 4:30pm
9am - 4:30pm
9am - 4:30pm
9am - 4:30pm
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Appointments are recommended

Read Our Blog Posts:

Acupuncture & Cupping: The Basics

Cupping and acupuncture are the winning combination for dealing with chronic pain and muscle strains. Its popularity has grown in recent years, and you’ve probably seen professional athletes and celebrities with the telltale giant red welts all over their bodies. Here’s what you need to know if you are thinking about adding cupping to your acupuncture treatment. 

What Japanese Acupuncture Can Do for You

If acupuncture is new to you, you might not know that there are different forms of acupuncture. While Chinese acupuncture is a bit more mainstream here in the West, Japanese acupuncture is becoming renowned for its effectiveness. Traditional Japanese acupuncture (which includes Meridian Therapy) is defined as “an imbalance in qi and blood flowing in the meridians which

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Does Acupuncture Treat Heart Disease?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. And ethnicity doesn’t matter, as people of all racial and ethnic groups are impacted. With such serious statistics, many might wonder what treatment options are available. Did you know that acupuncture can help with

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