Larissa Vados, PhD, LAc

Larissa Vados, PhD, LAc

Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist at MN Integrative Health Studio

Larissa Vados, PhD, LAc

Larissa is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Minnesota and is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

Specialties: Stroke sequelae treatment and other neurological disorders, pain (acute and chronic), stress management, insomnia, allergies, auto-immune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. In her Pilates practice she enjoys working with injured populations looking for rehabilitation, seasoned athletes looking to improve athletic performance and everyone in between!

In 2012 she graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University with a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree, and in 2015 completed her PhD in Acupuncture, Tuina and Moxibustion at Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Tianjin, China. Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the First Teaching Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine specialize in the treatment of neurological diseases. Taking advantage of this expertise, her main focus of study was treatment for stroke rehabilitation. She designed and carried out a randomized control trial in the First Teaching Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine looking at the use of both acupuncture and physical therapy in the treatment of acute and sub-acute ischemic stroke.

Larissa has several years experience working with a hospital-based inpatient interdisciplinary acute care pain management team, and an outpatient based chronic pain center. Larissa and her colleagues work together to treat some of the most difficult pain management cases in the hospital system from both Eastern and Western perspectives. She enjoys working every day to promote the use of effective and evidence-based integrative treatments such as acupuncture within the allopathic medical system.

In addition to her acupuncture and Chinese medicine training, Larissa is a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in both Mat and Reformer, having completed over 310 hours of training at Minnesota’s STOTT Certification Center in 2009.

You can book the following appointments with Larissa: Private acupuncture, private TCM acupuncture, cupping, Pilates training.

MORE about Minnesota Integrative Health Studio

Clinic offers Chinese Medicine Treatments, Community and private acupuncture, Infrared Sauna, Gua Sha, Reiki and more.

Team Also Includes:

  • Said Isayed, TCMD
  • Larissa Vados, PhD, LAc
  • Ashley Steffensen, LAc

  • Birgit Kraus, Qigong and Energy Work Practitioner

  • Betsy Ranum MA, RN, NBC-HWC

  • Tylyn O'Brien, CMT

  • Eli Pedersen, BCTMB



Business Highlights

Business Highlights
Minority Owned & Operated, Child Friendly, Offers Sliding Scale Fees
Languages Spoken
English, Arabic, Mandarin Chinese.

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