About Vladi Starkov
Our integrative health practice in Sonoma County specializes in fertility treatments, women’s health, pregnancy, family medicine, and emotional balancing using a variety of healing techniques such as acupuncture, Medical Qigong, and Mayan abdominal massage. We look forward to helping you heal and flourish!
Vladi Starkov is a Licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist, and natural health practitioner in Sonoma County who comes from a lineage of women healers in Bulgaria. From an early age she was fascinated by her grandmother’s stories about herbs, healing, and medicine. She always knew this was her calling, and in her teens became interested in Eastern philosophy, meditation and Yoga. While pursuing her BA at Boston University, a friend suggested she see an acupuncturist for a medical condition. She was instantly intrigued by the holistic way this treatment led to miraculous results and addressed the entire human being. This experience along with her first class in Chinese Medicine in college helped set her on a path of healing and study.
Vladi has been practicing as an acupuncturist for many years, successfully addressing a wide variety of health conditions. Vladi loves to help people who are ready to Flourish! She has helped people with diverse pain conditions, fertility trouble, pregnancy related complaints, emotional problems, PMS, skin and digestive issues and many others. She has had more than 5,500 hours of academic and clinical training in Chinese Medicine theory, Western Medicine, Acupuncture, Herbology, Medical Qigong, and Nutrition and is a graduate of the prestigious Five Branches University. Vladi, an expert Santa Rosa acupuncturist, holds extensive training in the areas of pain, women's health, fertility, Ayurveda and psycho-spiritual emotional balance.
Before founding Flourish Integrative Health in Santa Rosa, Vladi graduated from the renowned Doctorate Program at the International Institute of Medical Qigong, and earned DMQ status (Doctor of Medical Qigong). She has had the greatest honor to be a student of renowned Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson in his Taoist mysticism, Medical Qigong and TaiJi classes for five years. Vladi loves to integrate “the best of the East” and is currently pursuing deeper training in Ayurveda and enjoying both the similarities and differences from her previous training. She is also a Certified Massage Therapist, with specialties in Asian Bodywork, namely Shiatsu, Lotus Hands, and Ayurvedic massage.
She loves living in California, and enjoys hiking, dancing, singing in harmony, meditating, doing Yoga and Qigong, studying Buddhism, traveling internationally, and growing.