Dr. Ratka Mira Popovic, DACM, CMT, RYT
Compassionate, knowledgeable, experienced.
I hold a Doctorate degree from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and have had a complementary medicine practice, Nectar Health, since 1991. I specialize in adult care and have given over 30,000 treatments.
I have taught lectures and workshops in my field of expertise, i.e. Shiatsu and foundations of Asian medicine, chair massage, cupping and gua sha, and mental health an integrative model. Some institutions I have taught in are the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine to the residents and doctors and at Commonweal, a retreat for chronically ill teenagers and their families. I have also been a professor in the Massage Therapy program at De Anza Colleges, Kinesiology Department.
My patients are diverse in lifestyle and profession, but I serve every patient, adult, geriatric or pediatric, with the same deep listening, honor, and respect.
I recognize that injuries often have their origins in a variety of sources: physical, psychological, or spiritual. I use a combination of massage, Chinese medicine modalities, breath-work, stretches, herbal medicine, and manual therapies to address the immediate needs of my patients, to create healing plans that bring relief to current pain and address root causes.
See my resume here.