Holistic, in essence, is the belief that all aspects of a person should be viewed as interrelated and complementary. To explain further, a holistic approach to life involves taking into account the mind, body and soul as well as their interactions with other people and the environment. Integrative medicine combines elements of conventional medicine with lifestyle changes that help people lead better lives. The Merakk line of luxurious self-care products offers an experience that is both holistic and integrative by combining ancient healing traditions with modern product research.
Dr. Rupam Khanna is a practicing dental physician, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and loving mother. As a dentist, she has more than two decades of experience and serves as a faculty member at the UCSF dental school. As a philanthropist, she has started a health and wellness non-profit organization called 180 Elevate - a platform where smart thinkers, great visionaries, and amazing teachers have the chance to inspire and be inspired.
Dr. Khanna's goal is to bring eastern and western cultures together by creating products inspired by ancient rituals and modern holistic approaches to wellness that have been practiced for generations. Merakk also offers products as a reflection of her love for integrative medicine and a holistic approach to well-being.
The main purpose of MERAKK is to elevate one’s overall well-being. By adding their products to everyday routines, MERAKK believes they can help clients practice self-care and feel elated. Rooted in ritualistic practices, these products are to be used daily and are meant to help people by changing their lifestyle one step at a time while also helping them accept themselves by boosting their self-esteem.
Dr. Rupam Khanna's honesty, integrity, and passion manifest in her personal business philosophy, which urges individuals to love themselves and share that love with the community.
Though it is a passion project for Dr. Khanna, the company also gives back a portion of proceeds to help noteworthy causes. Especially the UCSF Pediatric Pain and Palliative Integrative Medicine Center, which is dedicated to relieving pain and improving the quality of life for young hospitalized patients.