The awakened heart of compassion is the elixir of medicines ~ Levine.

Our Therapists


Elaine Ataba

Sage Acupuncture

Elaine Ataba MSTOM, L.Ac., LMT, Herbalist Elaine grew up in Maryland & graduated from St. John’s College with a BA in Philosophy & Comparative Literature. After moving to California, she studied Pre-Vet at UCSD & worked as an Orthopedic & Emergency Vet Technician at the VSH in Rancho Santa Fe. Her orthopedic training required working with a physical therapist & this led to an interest in massage. In 2000 she graduated from the International School of Bodywork & took over the One Stop Body Shop, now known as Sage Acupuncture. In 2008 she graduated from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine with an M.S. in Traditional Oriental Medicine. Elaine incorporates herbal medicine, massage, breathing techniques, & nutritional counseling into her acupuncture practice. Elaine lives in Bird Rock with her husband & her precious children Sage & Brook.

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