WHY CHOOSE SAGE?
Sage Wellness Center is where healing meets relaxation. Whether you actively enjoy acupuncture or are a newcomer to Eastern Medicine, Sage is here to accommodate you. Our center has been providing Eastern medical services with a Western twist for over 20 years.
CELEBRATING 20 YEARS
We are happy to celebrate 20 years of providing top notch wellness care.
Whether you visit our San Mateo or Half Moon Bay location, you will experience a soothing shift in energy. Our centers were created to help your body regain its natural balance, therefore our atmosphere is always attuned to promote ease and comfort. While other acupuncturists offer simple, ten-minute sessions, our accredited staff goes above and beyond to meet both your medical and spiritual needs. Each visit to Sage is accompanied by a detailed initial intake, an acupuncture session, herbal recommendations, and diet/lifestyle suggestions. More than just a service provider, Sage is your guide to total body synchrony and prolonged wellness. Immerse yourself in the comfort of traditional Eastern Medicine today with Sage.
Praise for Sage Wellness CenteR
Over its 20-year run, Sage has been the subject of praise in numerous publications, news articles, websites, and TV shows.
Sage has been listed as a multi-year finalist in the Bay Area A-List CityVoter’s Best Acupuncture Practices Guide.
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The Sage Wellness Team
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.
“The entire team at Sage is amazing and anyone would be lucky to be under their care!”
YVETTE DELLANINI WARD, L.AC., M.S., FABORM
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.
JENNY PERZICHILLI L.AC., M.S., FABORM
Jenny 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 men’s 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 postnatal 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, M.S.
Dr. Stephanie Smith L.Ac. graduated with her Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, CA in 2009. Afterward, 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 she try acupuncture. During 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.
SACHIKO SHIROTA L.Ac., M.S.
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 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 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 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 and experienced yoga practitioner, who also enjoys cycling, climbing, bouldering and crossfit. She has a strong belief in nourishing the mind and body with the right nutrition and maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.