Yvette 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 Resolve – The National Infertility Association, Blossom Birth – Peninsula Pregnancy and Infant Education and Support Center, as well as AAOM – American Association of Oriental Medicine.