Dr. Laritta Paolini

Laritta Paolini, MD (Russia), MBA, D.Ac., Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM), Adjunct Faculty (MUIH)

Laritta Paolini is a National Board Certified Acupuncturist (NCCAOM) licensed to practice in Virginia. She has a Medical Doctor/Biophysicist degree from the Russian State Medical University and Doctorate Degree in Acupuncture from the Maryland University of Integrative Health (former Tai Sophia Institute). She specializes in immunological disorders, allergies, asthma as well as support for cancer treatment, mental health and infertility. She is fluent in the English, Russian, and Kyrgyz languages. She is a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Currently Laritta Paolini practices Acupuncture out of her Vienna, VA office. In addition to her Acupuncture practice, she is an instructor in the Biosciences Department at the Maryland University of Integrative Health (former Tai Sophia Institute) and a former Senior Research Associate at the International Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Immunology, Georgetown University Medical Center.

Elizabeth Ernst

Elizabeth Ernst

Elizabeth has been practicing massage for 30 years . She is a graduate of Mueller College of Holistic Studies in San Diego, California. She received her certification from the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) in 1992. Elizabeth specializes in healing, intuitive bodywork and hydrotherapies. She strives to "create a healing space" in her massage therapy practice. In addition to practicing at Umai Wellness Center, she is an instructor at Northern Virginia School Of Therapeutic Massage in Falls Church.