Yvette Dellanini Ward, founder of Sage Wellness Center, began her work in Holistic Health Care and Mind-Body Medicine in 1991. She worked as a massage therapist and esthetician as she continued her studies at San Francisco State University receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Holistic Health Studies (1995). Her interest and passion for natural health care led her to the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco where she received her Master of Science degree in 2000. Yvette then went on to become licensed by the State Board of California, as well as the National Certification Commission (NCCAOM), in both 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 blending Eastern and Western Medicine from the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM). In 2020 Yvette will continue to expand her education with a Doctoral degree in the area of Integrative Medicine, at Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, California.
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 Women’s 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, writing and teaching of Chinese Medicine. Over the years Yvette has established good working relationships 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.