Dr. Tirtha Mendake provides integrative treatments to patients from throughout San Francisco from her practice, Avaya Wellness Center, located in the SoMa neighborhood. She provides a combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, chiropractic, and nutritional wellness consultations. She treats a variety of conditions including GERD, whiplash, headaches, insomnia, and bloating. Patients benefit from her holistic approach to achieve their health and wellbeing.
Dr. Mendake grew up in India, where she was exposed to traditional healing methods from an early age. These experiences directed her training, leading her to study in the fields of conventional medicine, acupuncture, yoga, herbs and traditional Chinese medicine. Dr. Mendake completed her medical training at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College in Indore, India and practiced there before emigrating to the United States. She obtained a Doctor of Chiropractic from Life Chiropractic College West in the San Francisco Bay area in 2001. In 2009, she went back to school for a Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where she also studied herbology. Dr. Mendake holds certifications from the California Acupuncture Board and National Board of Chiropractic examiner. She is also a licensed acupuncturist and a yoga alliance certified instructor.
At her office, Avaya Wellness Center in the SoMa area of San Francisco, Dr. Mendake offers a wide range of therapies to help people heal. Her specialties include integrative management of musculoskeletal pain presentations, primary health care, digestive disorders and chronic diseases. Her unique background and training allow her to bring a broad range of therapeutic options to each case and to tailor care to the individual patient. Her therapeutic recommendations could include anything from Acupuncture to yoga to the use of herbs or nutritional supplements. She also has a strong commitment to both patient and professional education, and regularly conducts patient education lectures and professional seminars on integrated pain management.