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All the acupuncturists on the Sage team are either dual or triple licensed with The State Board of California and the National Certification Commission (NCCAOM).

Our ABORM specialty license is proof of our acupuncturists’ abilities to perfectly blend Eastern and Western protocols for fertility, and pre/post natal care. This is why so many doctors and fertility centers refer their patients to the Sage Wellness Center with confidence.

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“The entire team at Sage is amazing and anyone would be lucky to be under their care!”

– DD

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Acupuncturist, Herbalist, ABORM Fellow

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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.

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our team - sachiko shirota


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Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Japanese Acupuncture Specialist

Hours by appointment

Sachi is a California State Board Licensed Acupuncturist. She is a focused, compassionate and professional practitioner who takes patients’ trust very seriously. She employs every modality available to provide the optimal treatment for each patient. 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 a 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 first-hand experience in overcoming fertility challenges with acupuncture and herbal medicine. She has always wanted to share her experiences with other women struggling with infertility.

She is a marathon runner and experienced yoga practitioner, who also enjoys cycling, climbing and hiking. She has a strong belief in nourishing the mind and body with the right nutrition and maintaining an healthy and active lifestyle.

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Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Chinese Rehabilitation

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Lucia Foltanova Kajima is a Senior Level Acupuncturist and a doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine with over 15 years experience. Her practice philosophy is based on integrative care and working along with other medical professionals for the best patient outcome.

In her therapeutic approach, Dr. Kajima relies on her multi-disciplinary training and specific techniques for neurological conditions based on traditional Chinese and Japanese Medicine and evidence from modern research. Dr Lucia completed her doctorate studies with focus on women’s health and pain management at American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco and obtained her master’s degree from Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley.

Her primary treatment modality is acupuncture, including scalp acupuncture and electroacupuncture that are complemented by traditional Chinese rehabilitation called dao yin, acupressure, shiatsu, bodywork, moxa, herbal and herbal or supplement prescriptions, guidance in nutrition, exercise, self-care, and lifestyle choices.  She also trained in the acupuncture department specializing in pain management and neurological disorders in Zhengzhou and Guangzhou, China, and hospitals in the Bay Area such as UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine or California Pacific Medical Center Sutter Health – Davies Campus (In-patient Rehabilitation for stroke and traumatic brain injury, Out-patient Physical and Occupational Therapy).

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