About Me

 

Hello!

My name is Gabriella Rivera and I'm a Doctor of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (DAOM), Holistic Health Counselor and Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (CFMP) in Savannah, GA. 

* Nationally Certified by NCCAOM
- Five Branches University, San Jose California
* Georgia Medical Composite Medical Board
* Certified by the American Association of Drugless       Practitioners. (AADP)
- Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City
* Certified as a Functional Medicine Practitioner (CFMP)
Functional Medicine University

  
I have been working in the field of holistic medicine for over 22 years -supporting women with conditions such as fibromyalgia, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and mental health imbalances to name a few. 
As a clinician, I combine Functional Medicine with Acupuncture, holistic nutrition and TCM to finally identify the root cause of your health concerns. 

My passion is in supporting you reclaim your health!


Welcome! 
Gabriella

My Personal Story

My personal health crisis started at the age of 3 when I was diagnosed with severe asthma. At the age of 5,  I was given my last rites with double pneumonia, and my family prepared for my passing.
 
With years of medications and antibiotics at such a young age, I was already showing signs of  a weakened immunity.  I became allergic to most foods and experienced stomach aches on a regular basis.  My moods were erratic and my energy levels were so low that I was rarely inspired to participate in sports for most of my early childhood and teenage years.  

At the age of 6 or 7, I overheard a conversation the doctor was having with my parents. He told them that they shouldn't let me cry as this would upset me and make my asthma worse.

Wow, was that a catalyzing conversation to overhear! It planted an important seed in my awareness.  
​My emotions were tied to my physical health.

As a teenager and young adult, I became interested in "big picture" ideas and I played with different food philosophies, as well as meditation and yoga.  I also loved to travel and was fascinated by how different people and cultures related to food and the world around them.  It would be years later until I really began to understand the vital role the energetics of nutrition play on our overall health and vitality.

Today, after over twenty years of practicing integrative medicine, it seems like I was destined to do what I do. ​  For me, it's not just about looking good on the outside. The role that food and holistic lifestyles play in every aspect of our lives is undeniable and truly transformative.

I believe that we are here to evolve in all aspects of our human experience and that we are meant to share that knowledge with others.

​It is my true honor to support you.

Are you ready?  

With Love,
Gabriella

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“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”

Thomas Edison

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