Yvette Dellanini Ward, founder of Sage Wellness Center, began her work in Holistic Health Care and Mind-Body Medicine in 1991. She founded Sage Wellness Center in 2000. Yvette had no idea her passion for natural health would blossom into a thriving Integrative Wellness Center, supporting families of the Peninsula for over two decades. Yvette is honored to assist in the healing process and has dedicated herself to her life’s work, supporting those in need. Her commitment to advanced education, trainings and clinical experience has allowed her to become an expert in her field. Yvette is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and primary health care physician in California. Her clinical treatments focus on providing Western Science and Chinese Medicine, to form a holistic and integrative approach.
Yvette is currently continuing to expand her education with a Doctoral degree in TCM, with emphasis in Integrative Medicine, at Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, California. Yvette is a graduated of American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco where she received her Master of Science degree. She went on to became licensed by the State Board of California as an Acupuncturist, as well as the Nationally (NCCAOM), in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. In 2007 Yvette became one of the first acupuncturists to receive a specialty license blending Eastern and Western Reproductive Endocrinology Specialty (ABORM). Her undergraduate studies were in Psychology and Holistic Health at SFSU.
In Yvettes earlier years as an acupuncturist she traveled extensively to study with some of the greatest “Masters”. She had the opportunity to study Fertility Acupuncture with Randine Lewis – Author of The Infertility Cure, as well as Lifang Liang – Author of Acupuncture and IVF. She had the privilege to study with Miki Shima – Founder of Japanese Acupuncture Foundation, and the world renown Giovanni Macciocia – known for his research, writing and teaching of the Foundations of Chinese Medicine.
Over the years Yvette has established good working relationships with many 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. In her free time she loves spending time with her family, in nature or at the beach, hiking or gardening.