Irina and Sergei Dyomin are both graduates of Moscow's First Institute of Medicine, Russia's top school of conventional medicine.
"We met on the first day of the first course and it was love at first sight," says Sergei. They shared a dream of becoming effective healers.
After graduation in 1978, they took a conscious decision to explore different paths and pool their discoveries. Sergei stayed on the track of Western medicine while Irina went Eastwards in her search.
She was walking down the street in Moscow when she spotted an institute of reflexology and went in. While working as a laboratory assistant there, she studied acupuncture and began treating patients with impressive results.