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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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Sachi Shirota
Chinese Medicine Practitioner
tel. 650-343-7899
Hours by appointment at the Half Moon Bay office
Click here to see Sachi’s Bio

Lydia-Carlie Tilus M.T.
Massage Therapist
tel. 650-343-7899
Hours by appointment at the Half Moon Bay office
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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.

Sachi Shirota

Sachi is a focused, compassionate and professional practitioner who takes patients’ trust very seriously. She is extremely disciplined in employing every tool available to diagnose patients by inquiring about their diet, lifestyle, family history and the symptoms, in addition to observation, tongue diagnosis, pulse taking and palpation. She believes in looking at people as a whole, not just a combination of symptoms that are presented at the moment.

Having been in a fast-paced and demanding corporate world for over a decade, she has experienced stress first-hand. She knows what it can do to your physical and mental health and what it takes to juggle work-family-life balance, especially when the children require lot of time and attention. She has been there and she has done that.

Sachi decided to become a Chinese Medicine practitioner after having an awe-inspiring experience with her own body when she received an acupuncture treatment for the first time. She also has a first-hand experience in overcoming infertility with acupuncture and herbal medicine. She has always wanted to share her experiences with other women struggling with infertility.

She is a marathon runner, experienced yoga practitioner, who also enjoys cycling, climbing, bouldering and cross-fit. She has a strong belief in nourishing mind & body with right nutrition and maintaining healthy and active lifestyle.

Lydia-Carlie Tilus M.T.

My education as a bodyworker began at a young age with a rich exposure to my Haitian heritage. My Haitian born and raised grandparents integrated the Haitian Healing Arts into my everyday life. In recent years, it became apparent to me that these traditions were important lessons and teachings that have foster my passion for helping others and all aspects of healing.

In addition, I have nearly 1400 hours of in-depth training in Human Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology, Kinesiology, Body Systems, Eastern & Western Bodywork, and Myofascial Pain & Dysfunction through the National Holistic Institute, a Federally Accredited College of Massage Therapy. I have a deep passion for learning and completed my training at the National Holistic Institute with Honors.

In Spring 2014, I became certified in Pre- & Perinatal Massage Therapy. I’m excited to further my education and integrative approach by pursuing my Masters in Nursing and becoming a Certified Nurse Midwife & Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.