Meet Our Team
Vladi Starkov, Licensed Acupuncturist, DMQ, FABORM, CMT, Founder
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. She loves to help people who are ready to Flourish! Vladi is committed to facilitating and supporting her clients in their radical transformation. She has helped people with diverse pain conditions, fertility trouble, her 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.
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Contact her directly at Vladi@FlourishIntegrativeHealth.com
Dr. Jen Riegle, Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Jen Riegle is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, with a degree from Bastyr University, a leading institution in natural medical care and research. She carries advanced certification and training in women’s health, infertility, biofeedback, and traditional medicine practices. Dr. Jen is passionate about medicine and connecting with each of her patients. She combines her knowledge and skills as a diagnostician in the western and traditional medicine worlds, with an deep compassion and intuition, to provide a comprehensive treatment plan for physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing for her patients.
Dr. Jen often orients as a doctor and in life to the concept of balance. Balance is not something that we permanently achieve in life, because absolute balance is perfection. It is, however, something we work towards while finding joy and peace where we are, as much as is possible. Dr. Jen works with her patients, moving toward this balance using physical medicine, biofeedback and meditation, hydrotherapy, supplemental and herbal medicine, spiritual practices, and conventional approaches such as labs, medications, and various conventional tests.
When not with patients, you’ll likely find Jen spending time with her friends and family, dancing, playing outside, cooking, traveling, and spending time on retreat with her spiritual mentors. Make an appointment or drop in for a class with Dr. Jen to discover how you can move forward in your health and well-being journey today!
To reach Dr. Jen directly, please visit her website.
Rose DeNicola, Certified Massage Therapist
Rose weaves together Eastern and Western techniques while listening to the body with a relaxing, intuitive, therapeutic touch. In this practice, she holds space for deepening connection and presence in the body.
Women’s health is at the center of Rose’s personal studies and massage practice. With a foundation in Swedish massage, she has specialized in modalities such as lymphatic, abdominal, and pregnancy massage. Her personal studies and ongoing training in yoga, meditation, herbalism, Qi-Gong, and nutrition have deepened her skills as a healer. Rose is also nourished by her love of traveling, cooking, backpacking, and dancing.
“I am thrilled to support women on their healing paths as part of the Flourish Integrative Health team, and I welcome you to practice receiving, listening to your body, and trusting the wisdom it offers you.” – Rose DeNicola
To reach Rose directly, please visit her website.
Back in the office May 2021!
Stephanie Albert, Licensed Acupuncturist
Stephanie Albert holds a doctorate in acupuncture and Chinese medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. With a long-time interest in health and wellness, her journey into Chinese medicine began when she learned about the strong bond that acupuncturists forge with their patients. She is grateful for the opportunity to get to know her patients in depth, and to use that knowledge to help them make sustainable changes in their lives. She has benefitted from practicing at the renowned Lotus Center in San Francisco, working closely with Dr. Jung Kim with a focus on Korean Saam acupuncture, and interning at the Haight-Ashbury clinic in San Francisco.Book
Stephanie is passionate about enabling patients to heal themselves with minimal intervention. With a particular interest in research and integrative medicine, she focuses on making evidence-based suggestions for her patients whenever possible. While she is happy to tackle any issue that brings a patient into the clinic, she has worked most in-depth with male and female fertility issues, stress and anxiety, insomnia, and pain.
A San Francisco native, Stephanie is a recent transplant to Sonoma County. She loves edible gardening, baking cookies, hiking amongst trees, and rocking colorful cowboy boots whenever possible.
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Contact her directly at Stephanie@FlourishIntegrativeHealth.com
Hannah Perlkin, Licensed Acupuncturist
Hannah Perlkin is a California licensed acupuncturist who earned her dual Masters/Doctorate of Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University.Hannah owes her very existence to Traditional Chinese Medicine, since it was instrumental in her conception. In gratitude to the central role it played in her family, Hannah dedicates her study and practice of Chinese medicine to all individuals and families seeking the tools to grow and flourish!
Hannah is particularly passionate about working with expanding families. This includes menstrual cycle regulation, fertility & pre-conception care, pregnancy, the post-partum period and working with babies and children. In ancient Chinese medical texts, there exists an idea that by honoring and supporting the gestating parent and babies, we can prevent illness and imbalance later in life. Hannah is constantly seeking to expand her toolbox to support the entire family in finding balance amidst the fluctuations. She has studied shonishin, a Japanese needle-free technique specifically for babies and young children, and is constantly seeking new knowledge and techniques to gently and effectively support people in the perinatal stage, babies and children.
When not with patients you might find Hannah with her head in a book, going for walks with her family, cooking and brewing medicines in the kitchen or rock climbing.
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Contact her directly at Hannah@FlourishIntegrativeHealth.com