Adria A., Lead Practitioner
Dr. Adria, DAOM LAc, is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine with specialization in pain management. In addition to acute and chronic pain, Adria also has extensive clinical experience with women's health, mental health, digestive issues, allergies and sleep disturbances. She has been in private practice since 2008 in Alameda, where her clinic is a teaching site for fourth year Stanford medical students. She is the founder of Acupuncture On The Job, which brings onsite wellness programs to workplaces throughout the Bay Area.
Marc W., Natural Health Practitioner
Marc has worked in the natural products industry for over 10 years and is committed to the highest level of customer service. Marc comes to Pharmaca with an in-depth understanding of the natural wellness industry, and takes a holistic approach when consulting with his customers in order to best meet their individual needs.
Rosalia M., Herbalist
Rosalia has more than 20 years experience in the wellness field. She has experience in live blood analysis, as well as training in cell biology from Johns Hopkins. She trained in Harmonic Resolution Therapy and has a BSW, MPH and MCP from UC - Berkeley, a Master Herbalist degree from Trinity College of Health and a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. She is a Traditional Naturopath. Her areas of interest are maternal and pediatric health, neurological and pathogen-driven imbalances, and peak performance.
Janet N., M.S., L.Ac., Acupuncturist, Cosmetologist
Janet holds licenses in Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Cosmetology. A veteran of the health and beauty industry, she specializes in age-management medicine, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture and functional medicine. She is a contributing author of a physician’s dermatology textbook.
Tami A., Wellness Counselor
Tami has more than 10 years experience in the nutrition and supplement industry. She is also a bodyworker specializing in her own brand of nurturing somatic therapy. She is passionate about enzymes, adrenal support herbs and immune support supplements. On her own time she loves eating chocolate, walking with her husband and reading novels as well as books about human brain chemistry and function.
Kathleen L., I.E., C.A., Esthetician
Kathleen comes to Pharmaca with 20 years of experience as a holistic esthetician with certifications in aromatherapy and facial acupressure. Kathleen became a California licensed esthetician after attending the Lu Ross School of Cosmetology. She then received her aromatherapy certification from the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy, and took numerous post-graduate classes from the International Dermal Institute. Kathleen owned her own holistic skin care business for 12 years and has also taught post-graduate classes on aromatherapy, reflexology and facial acupressure to estheticians.
Rudisha M., Esthetician
Rudisha is a licensed Esthetican and make up artist. She has experience in skin care and makeup artistry. She enjoys making people feel good and look good.
Pharmaca is the natural vitamin store Oakland trusts for top notch health and wellness products. The Oakland Pharmaca carries a large selection of unique natural vitamins, supplements, herbs, homeopathics and OTC medicines that are difficult to find in ordinary health stores. Pharmaca is a wellness store that also carries a high-quality line of beauty products. Pharmaca’s team of of herbalists, wellness counselors, health practitioners and licensed health professionals are eager to assist with all of your questions and concerns. Stop in and take advantage of one of many in-store events, or to consult with their qualified staff with any health or wellness concerns. Pharmaca Oakland is located on College Avenue between Miles Avenue and Birch Court in the Rockridge neighborhood. Check out our in-store events or our makeup, brow and facial waxing services, available daily. Stop in today!