Larissa Vados

Larissa Vados, PhD, LAc

Acupuncturist

Specialties and Services

Health Networks

  • HealthEast

Languages I Speak

  • English

Care Philosophy

I utilize acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine to treat my patients from a holistic viewpoint, taking into account the whole person. I enjoy working with my Western medicine colleagues to integrate Western and Eastern philosophies of care and treatment. The combination of acupuncture and Western medicine can be a powerful tool to help patients when standard care is not enough, or is causing unwanted side effects.  I am passionate about treating patients with a safe, effective and drug-free alternative in order to improve quality of life, reduce symptoms, prevent disease and optimize health and wellness.

I specialize in treating all types of pain, both acute and chronic, stress/anxiety, digestive disorders and post-stroke recovery along with other neurological conditions.


Care and Clinical Interests

  • Chronic Pain
  • Injury Rehabilitation
  • Stroke Rehabilitation

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, MN

Other Education

  • Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin, China

Board Certifications

  • NCCAOM Diplomat of Acupuncture
  • Minnesota Medical Board Licensed Acupuncturist