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Integrative Health & Acupuncture Testimonials

Learn why we’re one of the best resources for acupuncture in Santa Rosa, CA, emotional balancing, and Integrative Health for women and men in Sonoma County. When seeking a trained and experienced acupuncturist in Santa Rosa, CA, explore the many offerings at Flourish Integrative Health and let us help you become well again.

Anxiety:

iStock_000024891357SmallVladi has been amazing in helping me through my life journey. I initially came to Vladi for anxiety and she was an amazing acupuncturist and spiritual guide. I never got just an acupuncture treatment, I always got a new way to look at life and the struggles that come with it. I opened up a lot and discovered myself. Through all of this I was also trying to get pregnant. We saw so many doctors and specialists and nothing was happening. I worked closely with Vladi and got treatments and did everything she taught me. After nearly 2 years I got pregnant! I now realize that I hadn’t been ready before that. Vladi was integral in guiding me and helping me prepare for motherhood and any challenges that life may bring. I cannot say enough about Vladi. She always is very warm and caring. I look forward to my time with her and what new things about myself I will discover from it!

KM

Fertility:

DCI simply adore Vladi !! I have been seeing Vladi for 6 months now.  Vladi has been helping me through a very difficult time emotionally and physically.  I see Vladi for fertility treatments and although I look forward to the acupuncture, I most look forward to talking with her and seeing her. I always feel very comfortable and safe while I am receiving my treatments.  Vladi takes time to connect one on one and is generally, sincerely invested in your journey, which ever it may be. Vladi definitely makes this process easier, as I always leave with a smile! I think of her as an angel! After years at Kaiser and multiple miscarriages, Vladi had blood tests ran and found something that may have caused the losses, something that was overseen through Kaiser.  I then got on the necessary medications to help my body get ready for pregnancy. She has completely redirected my path and I will be forever thankful for her.  After only 1 month and a half, I just received news that I am pregnant !!!!!! I owe this all to Vladi.  Her healing, knowledge and recommendations have without a doubt gotten me where I am today !!!! Thank you Vladi !!!!! You are truly an angel!

 

MM

Sleepless nights, mountains of laundry, toys a strewn. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

The road that lead me to my 5 month old Russell was long and arduous. After trying to conceive on our own for a year, my husband and I decided to see a Fertility Specialist.

On the first appointment, she suggested adding acupuncture to our plan of care. Vladi became an irreplaceable asset in my arsenal against Polycistic Ovarian Syndrome. She led me to path in understanding my body, how to make lifestyle changes (PCOS Diet and increased activity), and monitoring my ovulation. This along with tailor made acupuncture and herbal remedies assisted in normalizing my irregular cycle. What brought the most tangible improvement was her Qi Gong sessions. As anyone can imagine, monthly negative pregnancy tests can take a toll. Vladi was able to redirect stagnant energy and made my journey a bit more bearable. I looked forward to each appointment, seeing them as a soothing visit with a dear friend.

RM

MM

I started going to Vladi for Acupuncture treatment when I was given a very disheartening infertility diagnosis and referred to an acupuncturist for treatment. I wasn’t sure if I would ever get the chance to become a mother, and was pretty depressed. I knew very little about acupuncture at the time, and wasn’t sure how it would help me with my fertility issues. Finding Vladi was a godsend! She not only helped me overcome my fertility issues, but also gave me hope, excellent advice and encouragement throughout the whole process.

I will always remember what Vladi kept repeating to me during my struggles, which was ‘it only takes one!’ What’s even more amazing is that I only had one healthy egg that was implanted, which in the IVF world means that you have a very low chance of success. But Vladi was right, it only did take just one!! I am happy to say that after going to treatment and doing IVF, I became pregnant and am now the mother of a beautiful, healthy son. When I shared the great news of my pregnancy with Vladi, I was able to repeat to her what she had been telling me all along, that she was right and it really did ‘Only take one!’ Vladi is very warm, open and really listens to your issues, and always has a positive attitude. You can tell she really wants to help you and is very knowledgeable. I’m so glad I found Vladi and would recommend her to anyone who is struggling with issues.

KD

Finding Vladi was a gigantic blessing, a turning point in my process of healing and taking good care of myself. She is an amazing healer and facilitator of personal awareness and wholeness. Her professionalism is matched by her compassion and deep knowing. She is always learning and expanding herself and that comes through in her treatments.

Working with Vladi, I found myself on a journey of self-discovery physically, emotionally and spiritually. She is so patient and present with me, she takes great care of me and always urges me to move forward and find my truth. My physical body is a very happy body under her regular care.

Coming to Vladi for fertility issues – primarily – as a mom to be of “advanced maternal age”, Vladi approached my fertility/age issues with total openness and honesty. I feel that her work with me has made a tremendous difference in my ability to conceive, and although I have not yet conceived, I feel like I am off to a much better, healthier, and more juicy start! Her knowledge and enthusiasm for working with fertility is beautiful. She is truly dedicated to the process of women – moms to be – becoming the healthy, full vessel prepared for healthy conception and pregnancy, delivery and post-partum. Vladi is a gift to any woman’s – or couple’s – journey with fertility.

MW

Vladi and God’s grace made the impossible possible for me. To be told I had less than a 5% chance to have a baby to having a 1.5 year old in my arms today has been an absolutely long, sometimes disheartening but mostly rewarding journey. I owe a lot to Vladi who not only treated my body but my mind – she held my hand almost literally and helped me across the finish line. She has amazing spiritual depth and clarity; all of which is needed when she does energy work. I thank you Vladi for being a part of my life.

SP

Vladi has been amazing in helping me through my life journey. I initially came to Vladi for anxiety and she was an amazing acupuncturist and spiritual guide. I never got just an acupuncture treatment, I always got a new way to look at life and the struggles that come with it. I opened up a lot and discovered myself. Through all of this I was also trying to get pregnant. We saw so many doctors and specialists and nothing was happening. I worked closely with Vladi and got treatments and did everything she taught me. After nearly 2 years I got pregnant! I now realize that I hadn’t been ready before that. Vladi was integral in guiding me and helping me prepare for motherhood and any challenges that life may bring. I cannot say enough about Vladi. She always is very warm and caring. I look forward to my time with her and what new things about myself I will discover from it!

KM

Health:

WeighVladi Starkov is an exceptional healer. She has the ability to hold such loving, compassionate space that I feel safe to open, relax and completely let go in her care. I find that she is tuned in to the subtleties of the emotional, energetic, and physical bodies and how they inter-relate, which I appreciate immensely. I have had pain in my back for years and I’ve found that Vladi’s healing touch brings me more relief than most. Vladi has given me acupuncture, massage, herbal recommendations, Medical Qi Gong and various exercises to practice for my well-being, all of which have improved the quality of my life. I completely trust her and breadth of knowledge that she draws from in her sessions. I always leave her sessions feeling transformed and renewed!

HH

I was fortunate to have Vladi recommended to me in the beginning of her final year as an intern at 5 Branches. Once I became her patient, I sought appointments exclusively with Vladi. She is one of the most engaging practitioners I have had the pleasure of working with. As someone who travels excessively for my work, I would arrive to each appointment stressed and feeling entirely depleted. After that precious hour, I would leave each session with Vladi in a state of bliss, inner peace, and feeling well rested.

Vladi is a natural intuitive healer with a warm, nurturing personality that quickly put me at ease. Through her unique practitioner style my health and general state of well-being were improving dramatically. She listened deeply, on many levels, to what my body was telling her, so that she could help heal me; combining a magical combination of Medical Qigong, acupuncture, meditation, massage and hands on healing so that she would always achieve maximum results.

Vladi’s unique style has the ability to heal the body and soothe the soul.

DR

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI have been seeing Vladi since the beginning of this year. I am a diabetic who has been suffering from neuropathy in my hands and feet. I was told by my doctor that there was nothing that could be done except to regulate the pain. The bottoms of my feet were totally numb and I had an intense burning pain. I was also very unsteady on my feet, a total lack of balance. That is when I was referred to Vladi. She did an evaluation of me and she left no stone unturned. She asked many questions not only about my feet but my whole lifestyle. I thought many things were not connected but now I see how they tie together. She was totally professional and has a gift of healing! She would explain my treatments and they started working from the first treatment. She helped me understand that I needed to not only take care of my feet but of my whole self. Now after two months I have almost no burning pain, my feet have feelings in them again. Also my balance is back to normal! I would recommend her to anyone who has any health issue she says she can help. In fact I have sent some of my own family to her, which I think is the highest praise of all!

Vladi is an incredible healer!! She has helped to take away my pain that doctors said could not be helped !!

PB

Life Improvement:

JU

With an abundance of service, knowledge, compassion,  and care,  I am very blessed to have found Vladi as I continue to move thru some rather heavy past embedded trauma. MAJOR shifts are occurring on all levels of my being and I very grateful to Vladi for assisting me in the big transition in my life.  I recommend Vladi to anyone… seriously anyone for any type of healing.  She has the tools to heal, clear, and teach.

JU

WeighVladi Starkov is an exceptional healer. She has the ability to hold such loving, compassionate space that I feel safe to open, relax and completely let go in her care. I find that she is tuned in to the subtleties of the emotional, energetic, and physical bodies and how they inter-relate, which I appreciate immensely. I have had pain in my back for years and I’ve found that Vladi’s healing touch brings me more relief than most. Vladi has given me acupuncture, massage, herbal recommendations, Medical Qi Gong and various exercises to practice for my well-being, all of which have improved the quality of my life. I completely trust her and breadth of knowledge that she draws from in her sessions. I always leave her sessions feeling transformed and renewed!

HH

The clearest way to put in words how I feel about meeting and working with you is that I feel really loved by you!

LV

I was fortunate to have Vladi recommended to me in the beginning of her final year as an intern at 5 Branches. Once I became her patient, I sought appointments exclusively with Vladi. She is one of the most engaging practitioners I have had the pleasure of working with. As someone who travels excessively for my work, I would arrive to each appointment stressed and feeling entirely depleted. After that precious hour, I would leave each session with Vladi in a state of bliss, inner peace, and feeling well rested.

Vladi is a natural intuitive healer with a warm, nurturing personality that quickly put me at ease. Through her unique practitioner style my health and general state of well-being were improving dramatically. She listened deeply, on many levels, to what my body was telling her, so that she could help heal me; combining a magical combination of Medical Qigong, acupuncture, meditation, massage and hands on healing so that she would always achieve maximum results.

Vladi’s unique style has the ability to heal the body and soothe the soul.

DR

My husband and I both loved working with Vladi who was our acupuncturist. Her presence alone promotes and jumpstarts the healing experience. Soothing energy, skilled touch, compassion, good listening and investigating the less apparent aspects of health issues are all a part of her protocol. Vladi really took the time to inquire about our inner world as well as treat our outer symptoms. I would highly recommend her as an acupuncturist or body worker. She’s the real thing!

JC

AC

I began seeing Vladi for massage and ended up with a health care partner! For the past two years I have experienced deep healing as a patient of Vladi’s whether receiving acupuncture, massage or energy healing work. Most recently I called upon Vladi during a time of crisis and was impressed with her compassionate and prompt response. Her depth of knowledge and refined skills were essential to guiding me back to balance. I am a grateful patient!

MS

Vladi is surreal.

Our work was intense, gentle and effective.

I know intensity and gentleness seem an unlikely pair, but being that most physical ailments are psychological in origin, my body needed only the most gentle prodding, while intense release occurred within the deep meditative state I slipped easily into as a result of Vladi’s masterful technique. I am deeply impressed and very grateful for her.

Her existence not only offers us help as well as assurance that body/mind alignment is very real and must be treated as one system, but also that the ancient healing crafts – ones that take such diligence and dedication to master – are in fact very effective and very, very real in their power to heal and to transform.

KT

iStock_000023860196SmallI am forever grateful for the experience of working with Vladi! For me it’s been life-changing in the most beneficial and unexpected ways. Words can’t really describe the empowering nature of my sessions with her, and the radical changes for the better in my entire outlook on life. Thanks!

WR

I came in very nervous and apprehensive at first and now I love going to my appointments! These women create a calm place for treatment and have helped me through both physical and emotional ailments. Vladi is easy to talk to and really cares about helping you. I am always amazed at how much she has to offer. I never leave an appointment with Vladi without a new exercise, herb, or thought process to try. My life has improved on every level because of the care and treatment that I have received.

KM

Vladi has helped me so much in the past few months. She is more than just an acupuncturist; she is like a life coach and therapist too. She always knows what to send you home with, whether it is the right herbs, the right physical exercise or the right emotional exercise for the week. Vladi has helped me transform my life in so many different ways.

MH

Pain:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI have been seeing Vladi since the beginning of this year. I am a diabetic who has been suffering from neuropathy in my hands and feet. I was told by my doctor that there was nothing that could be done except to regulate the pain. The bottoms of my feet were totally numb and I had an intense burning pain. I was also very unsteady on my feet, a total lack of balance. That is when I was referred to Vladi. She did an evaluation of me and she left no stone unturned. She asked many questions not only about my feet but my whole lifestyle. I thought many things were not connected but now I see how they tie together. She was totally professional and has a gift of healing! She would explain my treatments and they started working from the first treatment. She helped me understand that I needed to not only take care of my feet but of my whole self. Now after two months I have almost no burning pain, my feet have feelings in them again. Also my balance is back to normal! I would recommend her to anyone who has any health issue she says she can help. In fact I have sent some of my own family to her, which I think is the highest praise of all!

Vladi is an incredible healer!! She has helped to take away my pain that doctors said could not be helped !!

PB

Vladi is my hero! She has taken me out of pain, I sleep good and she keeps me calm

LH

life-improvementFor over 10 years I have been suffering from severe neck and shoulder pain that runs down my arms to my fingers causing numbness, tingling and weakness. I went to countless doctors. I was told to have surgery for carpal tunnel. Not knowing better I did. It took years to heal from it and even more years of depression from the several other doctors telling me: I was wrong; I should be fixed. Every time I looked for help I always ended up with a new pain pill and a recommendation for surgery. I was at loss and felt this is just going to be my life.

That’s when I was recommended to Vladi Starkov. It is hard for me to share my story, but the minute I met Vladi she made me feel comfortable and truly listened to me. She asked questions and was so intuitive she made it easy for me. She shared her thoughts and a treatment plan and for the first time in years I was hopeful because it all made sense. My pain wasn’t from my hands but from my neck. In the past I was only treating the side effects not the root of the pain.

I have been seeing Vladi for almost 6 months. I have no pain in my arms at all. No ringing in my ear. I sleep through the night without having to constantly move. I started at a pain level of 10! Now I am at a 4! I am a work in progress and look forward to every appointment with Vladi! Each session with her gives me a little bit of my life back.

CB

I suffer from back pain and it never ends till I see Vladi! She so sweet and listens and know just what treatment to perform! In my opinion she’s my savior! 

RP

Pregnancy and post-partum:

Sleepless nights, mountains of laundry, toys a strewn. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

The road that lead me to my 5 month old Russell was long and arduous. After trying to conceive on our own for a year, my husband and I decided to see a Fertility Specialist.

On the first appointment, she suggested adding acupuncture to our plan of care. Vladi became an irreplaceable asset in my arsenal against Polycistic Ovarian Syndrome. She led me to path in understanding my body, how to make lifestyle changes (PCOS Diet and increased activity), and monitoring my ovulation. This along with tailor made acupuncture and herbal remedies assisted in normalizing my irregular cycle. What brought the most tangible improvement was her Qi Gong sessions. As anyone can imagine, monthly negative pregnancy tests can take a toll. Vladi was able to redirect stagnant energy and made my journey a bit more bearable. I looked forward to each appointment, seeing them as a soothing visit with a dear friend.

RM

MM

I started going to Vladi for Acupuncture treatment when I was given a very disheartening infertility diagnosis and referred to an acupuncturist for treatment. I wasn’t sure if I would ever get the chance to become a mother, and was pretty depressed. I knew very little about acupuncture at the time, and wasn’t sure how it would help me with my fertility issues. Finding Vladi was a godsend! She not only helped me overcome my fertility issues, but also gave me hope, excellent advice and encouragement throughout the whole process.

I will always remember what Vladi kept repeating to me during my struggles, which was ‘it only takes one!’ What’s even more amazing is that I only had one healthy egg that was implanted, which in the IVF world means that you have a very low chance of success. But Vladi was right, it only did take just one!! I am happy to say that after going to treatment and doing IVF, I became pregnant and am now the mother of a beautiful, healthy son. When I shared the great news of my pregnancy with Vladi, I was able to repeat to her what she had been telling me all along, that she was right and it really did ‘Only take one!’ Vladi is very warm, open and really listens to your issues, and always has a positive attitude. You can tell she really wants to help you and is very knowledgeable. I’m so glad I found Vladi and would recommend her to anyone who is struggling with issues.

KD

Vladi has been amazing in helping me through my life journey. I initially came to Vladi for anxiety and she was an amazing acupuncturist and spiritual guide. I never got just an acupuncture treatment, I always got a new way to look at life and the struggles that come with it. I opened up a lot and discovered myself. Through all of this I was also trying to get pregnant. We saw so many doctors and specialists and nothing was happening. I worked closely with Vladi and got treatments and did everything she taught me. After nearly 2 years I got pregnant! I now realize that I hadn’t been ready before that. Vladi was integral in guiding me and helping me prepare for motherhood and any challenges that life may bring. I cannot say enough about Vladi. She always is very warm and caring. I look forward to my time with her and what new things about myself I will discover from it!

KM

I loved mama happy hour! I loved receiving acupuncture during my pregnancy as it was a great way to meet other ladies in the same stage as i was and we could exchange resources and offer support to each other, as well as a calm space to stop running around. Vladi’s hands felt like magic when my body was achy or tight and I have no doubt that it helped my labor be quicker than most, even during unexpected turns of delivery. Thanks Vladi!