About Theresa

Theresa Rizzo, A.P, Dipl. O.M.

Theresa Rizzo-Ovia Gaineville Acupuncture Physician

  • Acupuncture Physician
  • Diplomat in Oriental Medicine
  • Toyohari Practitioner
  • Certified Herbologist

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. She focuses her advanced studies in nutrition, advanced Acupuncture techniques; including but not limited to Japanese meridian therapy and Taoist styles of Acupuncture, Herbal medicine, Women’s healthcare and Pain management. She is a co-founder of Gainesville Community Acupuntcure.