Nikoo Saleh Kasmai is a California Board Certified acupuncturist and herbalist, and licensed to practice as a primary care provider. She obtained a 4-year Masters degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) in San Francisco. She holds a Bachelors degree in Anthropology from The College of Wooster, Ohio. Nikoo treated a variety of conditions while an intern at the ACTCM community clinic and the Auricular (Ear) Clinic in San Francisco. She also completed an International Certificate of Training in Acupuncture and Gynecology at Chengdu University of TCM in Chengdu, China. Following her licensure, she volunteered for 3 years at Charlotte Maxwell Complimentary Clinic, where she provided holistic care for underserved women with cancer. In 2013 Nikoo completed Birth Doula training at Natural Resources in San Francisco, which enhanced her skills to provide compassionate and informed care during pregnancy and labor. She is trained in obstetric acupuncture.
Nikoo is dedicated to the art of listening in her practice, and respects each individual as a unique being. She is a general practitioner, with experience treating a wide range of ailments including stress, emotional imbalances, and acute & chronic pain conditions. Her specialties include pregnancy and labor support, gynecological and urinary conditions such as chronic UTIs and painful bladder syndrome, and yeast and bacterial imbalances. She recognizes that complex illnesses often require a comprehensive approach and the willingness to problem solve. She is a registered provider with the Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) and the Interstitial Cystitis Network (ICN).
Nikoo was born in Shiraz, Iran, and grew up in New York and Tennessee. Her diverse background and experiences as an adolescent led her to an interest in the human condition. It was while working at a medical clinic in Tennessee that she became interested in medicine. She observed that our struggles with illness and pain, though challenging, have the potential to unite us in our shared experiences and align us with our truest selves. As a patient of acupuncture herself, she began to view Chinese medicine not only as a way to achieve individual health and happiness, but as a vehicle to establishing the balance and well being of our communities, on a social and environmental level. In her free time, Nikoo loves a lazy day with her family, exploring the East Bay outdoors with her dog Lobo, and going to Warriors games.