River North Location:
306 W Hubbard st.
Chicago, IL, 60610

    Larisa Turin, M.D. (Moscow, Russia), Internal Medicine Physician

    Doctor of Oriental Medicine (Mongolia)

    Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (U.S.)

    Licensed Acupuncturist (U.S.)

    Diplomat of Herbology (U.S.)

    Diplomat in Cosmetology and Anti-Aging (Russia)

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

    45 Years of Experience


Chicago Acupuncture™ is one of the top Acupuncture clinics in Chicago. Larisa Turin, the founder of Chicago Acupuncture™, has 45 years of experience in Oriental and Western Medicine. Whether it’s a chronic disease, migraines, infertility, pain, menopause, immune disorders, or any other condition you might have, Larisa will make sure that you get the personalized treatment you deserve so you can join the hundred’s of other patients that she has successfully treated.

The foundation of her success is the unique combination of experience and education as both a physician and an oriental medicine practitioner. She merges the best aspects of western medicine (diagnosis, physiology, and disease etiology) with those of Chinese medicine (treatment of the root of the disease instead of just the symptoms, restoring overall body balance without the side effects of medications). Larisa specializes in the treatment of chronic and complex conditions, as well as anti-aging and longevity medicine.

Larisa’s knowledge of anatomy as well as many years of experience allows her to perform safe and painless acupuncture.

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. (www.studyabroadedu.com).

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. Larisa’s 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 Physician
First Moscow Medical Academy, Moscow, 1977-1984

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

Diplomat in Cosmetology and Anti-Aging
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 (Chicago)

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  Emergency Medical Technician


  • 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