About Dr. Forati

Dr. Forati believes in fostering an environment where patients are heard.
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Dr. Forati brings 20+ years of education, teaching, and clinical experience in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture to her practice. Her career highlights include integrating her knowledge of Eastern Medicine, in Western Medicine clinics and hospital settings, to show the power of holistic healing. Now, she brings the world of Functional Medicine into her practice to complete her focus on disease prevention and health restoration.

In 2009, Dr. Forati co-founded Golden Leaf Acupuncture, Inc. in Berkeley, California, where her practice focuses on both pain management and complementary treatments to help patients find relief during cancer care. In 2014, Dr. Forati joined the faculty at Alameda County Health Services (Highland Hospital, University of California San Francisco Teaching affiliate) where she conducted research on Acupuncture in the intensive care unit, and subsequently co-authored and published “Acupuncture for Pain and Nausea in the ICU: A Feasibility Study in a Public Safety Net Hospital” in the The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.

In 2015, Dr. Forati was invited to work at Crossover Health, onsite at Meta, to establish Acupuncture care at their integrative clinic, working with medical and physical medicine providers. From 2016-2017, she taught “The Role of Chinese Medicine in Integrative Oncology” as an adjunct faculty member at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Following Crossover and her adjunct faculty role, she left to join Kaiser Permanente where she was able to continue her passion of working in the Oncology department administering Acupuncture treatments and working on research projects.

She continues today at her dual clinic providing Acupuncture and Functional Medicine in Berkeley California.


IFM Certified Practitioner (IFMCP) Institute of Functional Medicine

Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM), Bastyr University; emphasis on Integrative Oncology and Pain Management.

Master of Sciences in Chinese Medicine, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM).

Bachelor of Sciences in Botany, Pre-Med, U.C. Davis.

Adjunct Faculty of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at California Institute of Integral Studies.

Licensed Acupuncturist Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Campus.

Clinical training in Integrative Oncology, Teaching Hospital of Sichuan Chinese Medicine Institute, in Chengdu, and Shu Guang Hospital, in Shanghai, China.

Faculty at Alameda County Health Services (Highland Hospital, University of California San Francisco Teaching affiliate).


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Dr. Anahita Forati’s first love was acupuncture. For over 15 years, she has run the thriving, San Francisco based clinic, Golden Leaf Acupuncture.

Golden Leaf Acupuncture INC is committed to providing the best possible care. Our goal is to get you better quicker and to help you get back to living a life you love.Our providers are leading experts in the field of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and the field of Functional Medicine.

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