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Our Team

Within Sage Wellness Center we have several acupuncturists who can team to share a case or to take cases as their own. This provides greater flexibility with your scheduling and allows us to offer services 6 days a week, including evenings and weekends.

Yvette Dellanini Ward, L.Ac., M.S.,
A.B.O.R.M Fellow
tel. 650.343.7899
Tuesday 10:30am-5pm
Wednesday 10:30am-5pm (at the Half Moon Bay office)
Thursday 12-7pm
Click here to see Yvette’s Bio

Jenny Perzichilli L.Ac., MSTCM FABORM
A.B.O.R.M. Fellow
tel. 650-343-7899
Monday 12pm-8pm
Tuesday 3:30pm-8pm
Wed 3:30pm-8pm
Saturday 10pm-3pm (dates vary/on rotation)
Click here to see Jenny’s Bio

Stephanie Smith, LAc
tel. 650-343-7899
Hours by appointment at the Half Moon Bay office
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Sai Jurawanichkul, MS, LAc
tel. 650-343-7899
Wednesdays 10:30-3pm
Thursday 9am-12pm
Friday 1pm-7pm
Saturday 10am-3pm (dates vary/on rotation)
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Jennifer Dong, LAc
tel. 650-343-7899
Hours by appointment at the Half Moon Bay and San Mateo office
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Lisa Cockerill
Massage Therapist
tel. 650-343-7899
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Office Manager and Medical Billing
tel. 650.343.7899
Click here to see Priscilla’s Bio

Yvette Dellanini Ward, L.Ac., M.S., FABORM

YvetteYvette Dellanini Ward founder of Sage Wellness Center, began her work in Holistic Health Care and Mind-Body Medicine in 1991. She continued her studies at San Francisco State University where she received her Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Holistic Health Studies in 1995. Her interest and passion for natural health care lead her to the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco where she received her Masters of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2000. Yvette then went on and became licensed by both the State Board of California, as well as the National Certification Commission (NCCAOM), in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. Although already a fertility specialist for many years, in 2007 Yvette became one of the first acupuncturists to receive a specialty license in Reproductive Oriental Medicine from the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM).

Yvette is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and primary health care physician. Her clinical treatments focus on providing comprehensive services – blending Western science and Chinese medicine to form a holistic approach to health. Yvette’s specialty is in Womens Health care, with extensive training and experience in issues concerning fertility, pregnancy support, postnatal care, menopause and gynecological imbalances. In addition she also has a rich background treating chronic and acute pain, stress reduction and emotional disorders.

Yvette has had the opportunity to study Fertility Acupuncture extensively with such masters as Randine Lewis – Author of The Infertility Cure, Lifang Liang – Author of Acupuncture and IVF, Miki Shima – Founder of Japanese Acupuncture Foundation and Giovanni Macciocia – world renown for his research, writings and teaching of Chinese Medicine. Over the years Yvette has established good working relationship with many of the local medical centers, physicians and fertility centers. She has spent time observing at local fertility centers and embryology labs. Yvette has hosted many workshops and classes in the education of Chinese Medicine, Natural Hormone Balancing and Stress Reduction. Yvette is a professional member of ResolveThe National Infertility Association, Blossom BirthPeninsula Pregnancy and Infant Education and Support Center, as well as AAOMAmerican Association of Oriental Medicine.

Jenny Perzichilli

jennyJenny is a California State and National Board Licensed Acupuncturist. Jenny is proudly a fellow of an elite group of fertility experts worldwide ABORM (Acupuncture Board of Reproductive Medicine). With her focus primarily in Obstetrics/Gynecology and mens reproductive health care, she is also well seasoned in treating a full spectrum of health concerns such as mental/emotional wellbeing, digestive conditions, and musculoskeletal disorders.

Jenny offers support to maintain a healthy pregnancy, treat post-natal conditions, and she enjoys pediatric work as well. She is one of the few practitioners in the area offering fertility abdominal massage known as Chi Nei Tsang. Through her specialized diagnostic methods she can offer individualized nutritional counseling and customized herbal formulas.

Jenny has volunteered with Acupuncturists Without Borders and does community acupuncture work. Jenny earned her Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University where she is currently pursuing her Doctorate.

Dr. Stephanie Smith L.Ac.

Dr. Stephanie Smith L.Ac. graduated with her Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, CA in 2009. And the she went on to get her Doctorate at Yo San University in Venice Beach CA, with a specialty in Healthy Aging and Longevity and graduated in 2016. Stephanie also specializes in Chronic Pain, Digestive Disorders, Headaches, Insomnia, Chinese Medicine Dermatology, Facial Acupuncture, Weight loss Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine as well as Western and Chinese nutrition and supplementation.

Acupuncture became Stephanie’s life’s work after she sustained a very serious injury to her back and was in excruciating pain. In search of ways to heal she consulted with her M.D. and asked what her options were. The doctor said the only things he could do for her were to prescribe pain medications or inject her with steroids in her spine. He said that due to the fact that she would be numb to what was really going on in her body that she could injure herself even worse by not knowing her own limitations. This was not a plausible solution for Stephanie, she wanted to be free from painkillers and find a natural way to heal, so the doctor suggested that she try acupuncture. On her very first appointment the acupuncturist inserted the needles and in 20 minutes later about 85% of her pain vanished for the next 48 hours. Stephanie was astounded. She kept up with her treatments until one day the pain completely went away. She then knew that her destiny was to learn about this powerful medicine and to help others on their own healing journey.

Stephanie can not imagine a more fulfilling profession and feels blessed every day to have the opportunity to assist her patients with relieving pain and restoring balance physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

Sai Jurawanichkul, MS, LAc

Sai is a Licensed Acupuncturist in California and New York, where she graduated as valedictorian from the preeminent Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She believes in living, teaching, and practicing wholistic medicine, which fosters a cooperative relationship among all facets of health such as physiology, emotion, spirit, nutrition, and lifestyle.

She helps her patients live a fulfilling life by overcoming obstacles (whether that be pain, physical or emotional disorders). She introduces diverse treatment plans and adapt those most suitable to provide effective, individualized treatments. She collaboratively works on approaches that best attune to her patients’ needs.

Sai is also a 1st degree black belt in Taekwondo, and enjoys cooking, reading, and traveling!

Jennifer Dong, LAc

Jennifer Dong is a California licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. She obtained her Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco and her undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to studying Chinese Medicine, Jennifer was a Research Associate in an Immunology laboratory.

She loves practicing Chinese Medicine because of its subtle yet effective way of encouraging the body’s own healing mechanism and bringing the mind to a place of peace. Chinese Medicine philosophy places a strong emphasis on prevention and lifestyle modification, while taking an individual’s specific constitution into account. She believes that health treatment plans should be tailor-made for every body and appreciates practicing a health system that focuses their treatment on the person instead of the disease.

Because of her background in science, Jennifer enjoys reading health news, medical literature, and following ongoing acupuncture and herbal medicine research. She also enjoys cooking and experimenting in the kitchen, and studying food cures from both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western perspectives.

Lisa Cockerill

Lisa graduated from the National Holistic Institute in 1996, and has over two decades of experience as a massage therapist. She specializes in Swedish, Shiatsu, and Deep Tissue. Lisa incorporates Hot Stone Massage in all of her treatments. Her massage style is deep without overdoing it, incorporating stretching as needed. Hot stones and stretching help muscles relax and allow the massage to flow. Lisa adapts her style to the needs of each individual client.


Priscila-1Priscilla is a key part of making Sage Wellness Center so special. Priscilla is dynamic in scheduling appointments for each patient’s convenience to the best of her ability. She is able to assist in insurance verification and billing when applicable. She has attended many advance medical billing and practice management seminars. She is a sweet person who in her free time loves outings with friends and time with her pup.