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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

Consults by Appointment – See Wellness Concierge Page

Dr. Yvette Dellanini Ward DTCM, LAc., 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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Dr. Catherine Power




Hours by appointment

Dr. Catherine Power. D.Ac. is a California Licensed Acupuncturist and Nationally Certified. She is originally from Ireland and was an Elementary School Teacher there. She travelled extensively around the world which brought her to San Francisco where she started taking classes in Tai Chi and Massage with an Eastern Focus. She completed 1000 hours of Massage at the Acupressure Institute studying Shiatsu, Tui Na, Thai Massage and Deep Tissue Massage. She also studied Abdominal Massage with Giles Marin. Catherine took her passion for healing and went on to get her MSTCM from ACCHS OAKLAND, followed by her Doctorate of Acupuncture from Five Branches University in San Jose. Part of her Training brought her to China where was involved treating digestive issues, headaches, allergies, Bells Palsy, back pain and women’s health.

Catherine has throughout the Bay area in chiropractic offices, community style clinics and private offices. She has been practicing Medical Massage for 24 years and Acupuncture for 18 years. Catherine enjoys treating all conditions and excels in the treatment of Headaches, Digestion, Allergies, Bells Palsy, Insomnia, Shoulder Pain, Back Pain, Women’s Health, Anxiety, Stress and Fertility. She likes to combine all the skills she has to optimize the treatment. She meets clients where they are to help them get better and is willing to do what it takes for her patients to get well. Catherine likes to practice Yoga. Swim and Study Metaphysics and in her free time likes to walk in nature, read, listen to music, dance while she enjoys friends and travel.

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Andrea Shafir, LAc MA


LAc., MS, MA

Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Master Counselor

Hours by appointment

As a highly trained, seasoned medical practitioner, as well as a master counselor, Andrea can help you address your physical well-being and mental health, offering diagnosis, treatment, and effective coping mechanisms.

Andrea holds a BA in biology from Oberlin College, Masters Degree equivalent in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies.

A lifelong learner, Andrea’s cache of offerings draws from her advanced training in functional and integrative medicine, anti-aging protocols (A4M), women’s health and reproductive medicine, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Sports Medicine Acupuncture, Tai Qi and Qi Gong. She is a credentialed practitioner in California, giving her patients full access to healthcare using her expansive license, as well as her deep trove of knowledge and experience in naturopathic medicine and TCM.

Among other things, Andrea has worked as an assistant midwife for home and hospital births, provided care in the nation’s first integrative medicine public health facility, established a complementary medicine department at her community hospital, co-led a research study measuring the impact of acupuncture on quality of life for cancer patients, provided mental healthcare to underserved urban communities, and is trained as an EMT.

Andrea surfs, kayaks, and scuba dives, is/was/will be again an avid world traveler, a musician, and an aspiring photographer. Andrea is a polyglot currently studying German, Portuguese, and Swahili.

Andrea is committed to making the world a better place and is specifically devoted to environmental conservation, racial justice, LGBTQIA+ communities, and issues concerning the safety and well-being of women and children worldwide.

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