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Theresa Rizzo

Acupuncture Physician 

Theresa Rizzo, Acupuncture Physician 

About Theresa Rizzo

Theresa Rizzo, A.P., Dipl. O.M.(NCCAOM), received her Acupuncture degree from Dragon Rises College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2002. Along with her Florida license as an Acupuncture Physician (AP1674), she is national board certified in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. She has completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Health. She studied Mayan medicine in Belize with Rosita Arvigo, a traditional healer, ethnobotanist, and Doctor of Naprapathy. While in Belize, she spent time making herbal medicines as tinctures and salves. She also collected native plants for preservation and for HIV and Cancer research with the New York Botanical Garden.

Theresa has over 20 years experience as a nutritional Consultant. She worked in a community group setting working as an Acupuncturist to the Alachua County Drug Court program, treating addiction and has also worked along side Dr. Angeli Akey, and integrative western Medical doctor. for many years. She focuses her advanced studies in nutrition, herbal medicine, women's healthcare and fertility, pain management and advanced Acupuncture techniques; including but not limited to Japanese meridian therapy and Taoist styles. .

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Languages Spoken English

School Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine

Degree Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Treatment Techniques

Acupuncture Cupping Gua Sha Herbology Homeopathic Medicine Moxibustion NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) Nutritional Counseling Qi Gong

Areas of Expertise

Addiction Allergies Colds and Flu's Family Practice Gastrointestinal Disorders Headaches/Migraines Hypertension Immune Disorders Infertility Insomnia Internal Medicine Menstrual Disorders Musculoskeletal Disorders Nutrition Obstetrics & Gynecology Pain Management Psychological/Emotional Disorders Sports Medicine Stress/Anxiety Women's Health

Styles of Acupuncture

Auricular Acupuncture Balanced Method Acupuncture Japanese Style Acupuncture Korean Hand Acupuncture Traditional Chinese Acupuncture


The acupuncture office of Theresa Rizzo in Gainesville, FL is within driving distance from the following cities:

Micanopy La Crosse Evinston Waldo Archer Alachua Earleton Graham Cross Creek Jonesville Mc Intosh Hampton

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