About Me

Hello!

 

My name is Gabriella Rivera and I'm a Doctor of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (DAOM),  Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac),  in Savannah, GA. 

 

I am a graduate from Five Branches University in California and nationally certified by NCCAOM and the Georgia Composite Medical Board.  I am also a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City and certified as a Holistic Health Counselor by the National Association of Drugless Practitioners. 

I have been working in the field of holistic medicine for over 20 years -supporting women with conditions such as fibromyalgia, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and mental health imbalances to name a few. 

Also, I've been an acupuncturist for the last 7 years and continue to learn and adapt cutting-edge nutritional and Functional Medicine knowledge with Acupuncture and TCM to better support you.  

Welcome! 

Gabriella

My Story and Real Education:

My personal health crisis started at the age of 3 when 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 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 differently other 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 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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