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Acupuncture in St. Petersburg, FL

Pain, chronic disease and stress get in the way of you living your best life possible. Golden Phoenix Acupuncture & Wellness uses natural, drug-free healing and gets to the root cause of your symptoms to provide real, lasting relief so that you can reclaim your health and happiness.

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. 

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 combined 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…and I absolutely love it!

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


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 acupuncture, herbal medicine, fire cupping, moxibustion, ear seeds, gua sha, injection therapy, homeopathic medicine, and more!

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 9th Street North
Suite 100
St. Petersburg, FL 33703
9am - 3:30pm
9am - 3:30pm
9am - 3:30pm
9am - 3:30pm
9am - 3:30pm
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Appointments are recommended

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