August 24, 2021
SDVoyager, which features entrepreneurs, artists, and freelancers local to San Diego, recently interviewed Dr. Namrata Chansarkar, DACM, about how she got her start in the field of acupuncture. Chansarkar graduated from Pacific College’s San Diego campus with her master’s and doctorate in acupuncture and went on to found the Matru Sparsh Acupuncture Health and Wellness Clinic, which offers acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, herbal consultation, nutritional consultation, and lifestyle recommendations in Encinitas, CA, in northern San Diego county.
“I named my clinic ‘Matru Sparsh,'”, says Chansarkar, “which in Sanskrit means ‘motherly touch’. When I was a student and I would touch to take the pulse or palpate acupuncture channels on my patients, they used to tell me that my touch reminds them of their mother’s gentleness. That was the biggest complement for me.”
This week is the 3rd anniversary of Chansarkar’s founding of the Matru Sparsh Clinic. Learn more about her education at Pacific College, internship experience at UCSD’s RIMAC clinic, and background in Indian classical dance: