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Larisa Turin

M.D. (Moscow)

Oriental Medicine Doctor (Mongolia)

Master of Science in Oriental Medicine

Licensed Acupuncturist

Certified Herbalist

Was Board Certified by the National Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2000

Larisa Turin received her Medical Doctor degree at the First Moscow Medical Academy. The I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy (MMA) is the oldest and the largest national medical higher educational institution. For more than 200 years the I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy, former I.M. Sechenov 1st Moscow Medical Institute has been playing a leading role in the development of medical science and training of medical and scientific personnel. According to the UNESCO international rating the Moscow Medical Academy takes the second place after Rene Descartes Academy of Medical Sciences. (

Larisa Turin completed a full course of Medical Studies at the First Moscow Medical academy, and went on to complete three years of residency. She then became a physician in one of the best hospitals in Moscow where she treated some of the most complicated cases from all of Russia.

Larisa received a unique opportunity to spend 5 years in the Far East, where she worked as a Medical Doctor. After graduation from the Mongolian State Institute of Traditional Medicine she became an Oriental Medicine Doctor.

While living in China and Mongolia, Larisa had a unique opportunity to learn ancient techniques and methods through her apprenticeships with local practitioners. Larisaís mentors shared with her their centuries old remedies and herbal formulas that are traditionally passed on only through the bond between master and student through years of long and challenging apprenticeship.

Shortly after coming to the US, Larisa enrolled in the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine (Chicago, IL) and received her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine.

Larisa was accredited by the National Certification Commission in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), the highest level of certification available. She is also licensed to practice acupuncture by the State of Illinois.


Medical Doctor, Internal Medicine

First Moscow Medical Academy, Moscow, 1977-1984

Oriental Medicine Doctor

           Mongolian State University of Oriental Medicine, Mongolia, 1990-1991.


           Institute of Anti-Aging, Kiev, January - December 1994

Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (Acupuncture and Herbs) 

Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, Chicago 1997-2000.

Licensed Acupuncturist 2000 

Diplomat in Acupuncture 2000

Diplomat in Chinese herbology 2000


May 2000 - Private Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Practice


August 1999 - June 2000 - Private Practice 

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (Wisconsin)

1994-1997 - Physician, Acupuncturist and Oriental Medicine            

Practitioner (Moscow)

1990-1994 - Physician, Acupuncturist and Oriental Medicine

Practitioner (Mongolia)

1984-1990 - Physician (Moscow)

1973-1977 - Ambulance Doctor Assistant 

Member of American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Member of American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine 



Larisa Turin is a member of the American Association of Oriental Medicine


"Iím a chiropractor physician and one of Larisaís patients. I came to Larisa having tried a number of acupuncturists, but she has the best combination of education experience. Larisa succeeded in dramatically improving my wellness and energy. Iím extremely glad that Iíve met her."

P.M. Ė Chiropractic Physician

"Iíve been reborn since I started treatments with Larisa. She ended my suffering that has lasted for over 20 years. Larisa has a Godís gift to heal. Thanks to her skills and experience, I can now look in the eye those numerous health practitioners who diagnosed me as incurable, and tell them they were wrong."

D.H. Ė Writer

Contact information and phone numbers are available for these patients.


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