Dr. Ratka Mira Popovic, DACM, CMT, RYT
I have been a Healer and Educator for thirty years.
I bring an experts knowledge and a kind open heart to every session.
When I am not working, I am often out with my dogs exploring nature.
Compassionate, knowledgeable, experienced.
I hold a Doctorate degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. I have had a complementary medicine and massage practice, in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, since 1991. I have taught as a professor, lecturer and workshop facilitator, and within institutions, i.e. De Anza College’s Massage Therapy Program, University of California, San Francisco, University of California, Berkeley, and Commonweal.
My patients come from diverse, personal and professional backgrounds, and whether we work together in my private practice or in a clinical setting, my patients experience a safe environment which provides relaxation and healing. I recognize that injuries often have their origins in a variety of sources: physical, psychological, or spiritual. My concern is the overall healthcare of my patients, and I use a whole-person diagnostic approach to identify total health solutions.
I am deeply influenced by my extensive formal studies and fieldwork. In turn, I combine various modalities and techniques: Daoism, Chinese medicine, herbal medicine, massage, breath-work, manual and meridian therapy, yoga, qi gong, shamanism, and sacred feminine, to address the immediate needs of my patients. I create healing plans that bring relief to current pain and address root causes.