Irina Logman completed her training in acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine in 2005 at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, the New York campus. Irina holds a professional doctorate in acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, and she is licensed in acupuncture in the States of New York and Florida, and Irina is also certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in acupuncture and herbal medicine.
Before entering the acupuncture and traditional Chinese medical school, Irina completed an undergraduate degree in health sciences at Hunter College, with the major of Medical Laboratory Sciences, where she studied immunology, physiology, microbiology, hematology, and pathology. Since lab findings are now at the core of the modern medical practice, Irina became knowledgeable in the latest medical diagnostic methods. Combined with Irina’s training in traditional Chinese medicine, her education prepared her to look at healing professions more holistically.
As a result of Irina’s well-rounded educational background, she rarely considers acupuncture and other modalities of traditional Chinese medicine as an alternative to western medicine. Instead, she firmly believes that the two medical approaches complement each other well, and in many instances, patients benefit more from integrations of these two different methods. Irina regularly takes continuing education courses in medical lab sciences, in order to stay up-to-date in the latest diagnostic methodology.
Irina wanted to bring the western and eastern methods together, so patients could benefit more from combined efforts when she opened the Advanced Holistic Center. She then surrounded herself with like-minded therapists, and together they provide high-quality, custom-tailored, comprehensive holistic treatments to their patients for various conditions and health issues for more than 16 years.
Raising two children and running the Advanced Holistic Center, Irina is well aware of the difficulties and complexities of having a career and a family, all the while using her knowledge of eastern and western medical methods to maintain her own optimal shape and state of health.
Irina’s Personal Journey
Irina’s mother was a family doctor in the Soviet Union, and Irina and her sister spent much time during their early years in the medical clinic where their mother worked. Maybe that exposure or maybe the sisters’ innate propensity or, perhaps, both served as contributing factors, but Irina and her sister entered the medical field straight after high school. Irina’s sister, Zhanna Logman, took a regular medical route and became a prominent surgeon. Irina, however, wanted something different.
By the end of her undergraduate studies, Irina began to notice the limited information that lab tests could provide, the multiple side effects that medications cause, and the crude invasiveness—not to mention the associated risks—of surgical procedures, all of which often are ineffective in the treatment of chronic conditions. At the same time, modern medicine saves many lives and often is invaluable, but Irina wanted something more elegant, something more holistic, and, perhaps, something more natural.
Her search of various medical approaches from all corners of the world brought her to traditional Chinese medicine, with its rich history and time-tested methods. As she learned more about traditional Chinese medicine’s comprehensive mind-and-body system of diagnosis and treatment, she became increasingly more certain that she wanted to learn it professionally.
She enrolled in the master’s in the traditional Chinese medicine program at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. While the material in the program was dense, and most practitioners feel well-prepared after they graduate and begin working, Irina felt that it wasn’t enough to truly understand the root causes of illnesses, and so she later decided to return to the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine for her doctorate, which she completed at the top of her class.
Even though Irina’s formal education ended, she never stops growing in various aspects of her life, particularly, in the professional aspect. Using her personal and professional experiences as well as those of her colleagues and patients, Irina’s Advanced Holistic Center keeps improving the quality of its diagnoses and treatments, and she managed to surround herself with like-minded experts in the medical field to broaden and deepen the possibilities for patients for higher success rates from the treatments received at the embodiment of Irina’s lofty aspirations—her Advanced Holistic Center.