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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 - 3:30pm
9am - 3:30pm
9am - 3:30pm
9am - 3:30pm
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Appointments are recommended

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Acupuncture for Treating Leaky Gut Syndrome

There are a variety of gastrointestinal and autoimmune diseases that can contribute to what is known as leaky gut syndrome. So, what exactly is leaky gut syndrome? It’s close to exactly what it sounds like. Each one of us has semi-permeable guts. What that means is the mucous lining of our intestines is designed to absorb water and nutrients

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The 12 Meridians of the Body Explained

The meridian system is a phrase that comes up often during acupuncture treatment. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that energy (also referred to as qi) flows throughout the body much like blood does. When this flow of energy becomes disrupted, symptoms and disease can occur. Acupuncture and other forms of Eastern medicine work to restore the flow of energy throughout

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LED Light Therapy & Acupuncture: A Perfect Pairing

Acupuncture is a proven treatment option when it comes to dealing with a host of health problems, from allergies to depression to chronic pain. Acupuncture is the key to restoring the body’s energy flow and achieving balance. Acupuncturists also may use herbal remedies, acupressure massage, and other modalities like LED light therapy to enhance their treatment and get improved

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