Healing Touch
Oriental Medicine

Rejuvenation Through Balance

Doctor supervised massage
Chinese herbal medicine

Dr. Mary Riggin , LAc
         Clinic Director
Oriental Medicine Specialist
Licensed Acupuncturist

Acupuncture Physician (FL)
Doctor of Acupuncture (RI)

Our expert team is here
to take care of you!
Dr. Mary Riggin, LAc, AP, DAc,
Dr. Kim Williams, LAc, AP, DOM


1831 N. Belcher Rd
Suite F-4
Clearwater FL 33765


(727) 669-6000

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Dr. Mary F. Bochihio Riggin
is national board certified, a Licensed Acupuncturist, Acupuncture Physician (FL) and Doctor of Acupuncture (RI.) She is in private practice in Clearwater, FL and specializes in allergy treatment, sluggish thyroid and endocrine imbalances, facial sculpting & rejuvenation, Oriental Bodywork and harmonic balancing. She is former Vice Chair of the Florida state board of acupuncture and was appointed to this gubernatorial position by Governor Lawton Chiles and Governor Jeb Bush. She has been featured on various TV and radio shows and fequently teaches classes on self acupressure. She is a published author and was featured in the book A Womans Guide to Vitamins, Minerals and Alternative Healing; writes and publishes educational newsletters and brochures and was elected to serve two consecutive terms as President of the Florida State Oriental Medical Association.



 Professional licensure, education and memberships

Current professional licenses held are from Florida as an Acupuncture Physician and Rhode Island as a Doctor of Acupuncture. National Board Certification in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the NCCAOM, certification in Facial Rejuvenation with acupuncture and herbs, BRT and NAET. Graduation from the 4 year program at the Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as a 2 year private internship with a Master TCM doctor from China. Undergraduate AAS degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from QCC in NYC. Professional memberships with AAOM. Positions held include President of FSOMA.

Dr. Riggin answers commonly asked questions

Is acupuncture painful? 

This depends on the point location and your sensitivity. The needles used in acupuncture are finer than a human hair and sometimes could produce very slight pinch. Most sensation is caused by the effect of the needle on your system. This can range from nothing to a sensation of heaviness or pressure. 

Does my insurance cover this? 

This depends upon your policy. Please keep in mind that health insurance was never designed to keep you healthy it was designed to cover expensive drugs and surgery. We require payment at the time of service. On request, we will provide the information you need to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. In the case of injuries sustained in an automobile accident, Florida law requires Auto PIP policies to pay for treatment. In this situation, we generally accept assignment once benefits are verified. 

How long does it take to work? 

Response rate is dependent upon the individual patient, the life-style and the condition being treated. Typically, symtoms dissappear anywhere from 3 to 15 treatments.  This puts you back to right where you were before you noticed the symtoms.  To maintain optimum health and energy, most conditions require attention for a longer period of time. 

What do you treat? 

Since the body's systems are being stimulated and balanced, a wide range of conditions can benefit from treatment. Any pain condition, including musculo-skeletal problems, neurological problems, injuries, women's health, face lifts, stress reduction, asthma, allergies, colds and flu, difficult cases, wellness and overall health enhancement are just a few of the conditions that can be helped.