Founder and acupuncturist
Deb Valentin, M.S., L.Ac
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.
Sara Scrivano D.C., L.Ac
Sara is a licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist and Doctor of Chiropractic in New York state. She is passionate about educating patients and empowering individuals to recognize the power they have over their own health. She practices from a space of care and empathy to provide tailored treatments for all individuals. While attending Binghamton University for her undergraduate education, she started to discover her purpose within holistic medicine.
Through her own personal journey of learning how to feel fulfilled and healthy she discovered her skills in helping others on their own road to health. Sara approaches wellness by applying the philosophies and tools of Traditional Chinese Medicine combined with functional and orthopedic medicine. She has a passion for women’s health and embodies a true care as well as good clinical skills to help her patients heal and achieve their health goals.
Sage Wellness Office Manager
Molly welcomes all our patients and manages all aspects of Sage Wellness office administrative needs and provides tremendous support to our staff and patients. Originally from Michigan, Molly currently resides in Brooklyn NY.
Her ongoing interest in healing, wellness, and finding balance is prompted by her creative work as a professional dancer and yoga instructor. She has a diverse history of administrative experience, and is thrilled to be in an environment as nourishing and impactful as Sage Wellness.
Sage Wellness Administrative Assistant
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Articles & Case Studies
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, generalized anxiety involves a disharmony in certain organs in the body that throw our mental system out of whack. There is usually not one single organ that is disrupted but can be a complex array of different organs that cause pathology resulting in anxiety symptoms. The organs that are involved with anxiety in Chinese Medicine are the heart, liver, spleen, lungs and kidneys.
Acupuncture has become a mainstream treatment for stress management because it is safe and effective. Depending on the symptoms and what the patient is manifesting, acupuncture helps to reduce sympathetic nervous system activity as well as reduces cortisol levels.
In IBS, the digestive system is not functioning efficiently and therefore gas, bloating, cramping, constipation, diarrhea or both appear. In Chinese Medicine, there are differences in symptoms that constitute different treatment protocols. Therefore, it is not under the umbrella of one diagnosis. Let’s look at the different diagnosis and treatments in Chinese Medicine for IBS.