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About Us

Deb Valentin Sage Wellness

Deb Valentin, M.S., L.Ac

Founder

Deb Valentin is the founder of Sage Wellness. With over 13 years in clinical practice, she is dedicated, intuitive, and compassionate in helping others in their quest for health. Deb brings an extensive knowledge and skill set in multiple modalities to provide whole body healthcare rooted in Eastern medicine, while working side by side with Western doctors and practices.

She is a licensed acupuncturist with a Masters in Health Science and Traditional Chinese Medicine, as well as a Chinese Herbalist who tailors treatment to target immediate goals, while listening and fully understanding symptoms — when and why they show up — that nourish the whole body. Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, and Lifestyle Support help rebalance the body, supporting the natural healing effect to take place.

After starting the first wellness curriculum for an international school in Dubai, Deb decided to bring her global experience to New York City where she is highly respected as a leading integrative healthcare expert on family planning, enhancing fertility, and women’s wellness. She has been a frequent speaker in Washington D.C., New York, and Dubai, as well as a contributor for Rave Sq. magazine and Dannon Facebook. She also served on the Board of Resolve, a non-profit organization that supports the advocacy of infertility.

Deb is also highly sought after for, not only, utilizing both Eastern and Western medicines to empower her patients, but for her incredible commitment and intuition as a trusted partner, guide, and constant support for her patient’s optimal and lasting health journey.

I became a practitioner because of my own health journey into alternative treatments due to a bad back injury that left me with one solution: surgery and not ever being active again. At 24 years old, an athlete and outdoors person, this was not going to be my future. I began my quest in alternative treatments for my own health. That is when I found the powerful effects of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Acupuncture not only healed my back, it helped my stomach and left me always feeling peaceful. My partnership with my practitioner was he was involved in my overall health care, answered questions. My father is a doctor and has been a big influence in the way I practice. Putting in good care and intention and build a good relationship with my patients to serve their whole health. I am honored to be a part of patients’ health and support them in their journey to health and transformation.

— Deb
Stephanie Martin Sage Wellness

Stephanie Martin

M.S., L.Ac

Stephanie is licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in California and New York state. Her areas of specialty include women’s health, fertility, pregnancy and sports medicine.

She is passionate about women’s health and supporting both men and women facing fertility challenges. She enjoys working with her patients to tailor treatment strategies specifically for their needs, whether they are looking to pursue Chinese Medicine as a sole therapy, or in conjunction with Western Therapies. Her unique treatment approach blends her skills as an empathic listener with her extensive training in Traditional Chinese Medicine and a strong foundation in modern medicine. Her treatments are customized to bring each individual into their natural state of balance and vitality by incorporating a variety integrative treatment methods, including acupuncture, Tui Na massage, cupping, moxibustion, nutritional counseling and herbal medicine.

Stephanie holds a Masters of Science from the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, California and a Bachelor’s in Communication from the University of Arizona. She is certified in Holistic Sports Medicine through the Dan Tian School of Wellness in San Francisco. Stephanie is in the process of becoming a fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM).

My passion for all things health and healing started at a very young age, probably in my mother’s kitchen, where food was medicine and a warm cup of herbal tea was the perfect sleep aide. It was my own struggle with hormonal imbalances and painful periods that eventually brought me to Traditional Chinese Medicine and I was both amazed and inspired by this truly holistic system of medicine. I dove in deep. Today, as a practitioner, my goal is to fully support and empower the individuals I work with on their paths towards optimal health.

— Stephanie
Sage Wellness Office Manger

Michelle Axelrod

Sage Wellness Office Manager

Michelle is our amazing office manager. Originally from Canada, she now resides in New York. Michelle runs our office smoothly and most importantly handles our patients with care and compassion.  You will see Michelle at the front desk where she will warmly greet you and will answer any questions that you may have. We are lucky to have her!

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Our mission from the beginning was to help others. We believe in combining our love for medicine with really excellent patient care. Every patient, no matter what.