About Us Each of our licensed practitioner has a focus of practice to help you with your health conditions. We welcome both western and eastern medicine. In our experience the integration of both complement each other.
Yoevita Wrensch L.Ac.
Yoevita is the owner and founder of Light & Joy Acupuncture. She is a California Board Licensed Acupuncturist and Nationally Certified Acupuncturist. She earned her Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine degree from Five Branches Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
My passion is family health, especially in resolving chronic pain and helping to harmonize and prepare the body for pregnancy for both men and women.
In addition to expertise in acupuncture and herbal medicine, Yoevita is particularly interested in women’s health including hormonal balance, facial rejuvenation, and massage (Shiatsu, Tui Na and Chi Nei Tsang).
Marina On Ph.D. L.Ac.
Dr. Marina On, Ph.D. L.Ac. has a unique background in biological science, western medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). She was originally trained as a biomedical research scientist. She completed her undergraduate studies in molecular biology at MIT and graduate studies in medical sciences/ immunology at Harvard. While a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford, she developed a special interest in TCM after witnessing its effectiveness on improving the health and prolonging the life of her family members who suffered from end-stage metastatic cancers; thus began her pursuit of a new vocation in TCM.
Through her studies in both conventional and alternative medicine, Dr. On realized that each system has its merits and limitations. Neither is perfect. While mainstream medical therapies have distinct advantages over traditional healing modalities for certain conditions, the opposite holds true for others. By integrating her extensive knowledge in biomedicine to her expertise in TCM, Dr. On aims to provide a more comprehensive health care in her practice. Her central goal is to combine the strengths of both modern and traditional medicine to help patients achieve optimal health.
Dr. On is fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Shanghai-nese.
Marj is our Office Manager and she is the first friendly face you meet when you visit our office. Our office runs well because of her. She is a team player and always recognizes what it takes to have a great customer service because she has been a patient many times. She has work in the service industry for 30+ years. She serves customers with a smile.
Marj’s passion is music, good food and spending time with her family and close friends. She is an avid supporter of the NKF Kidney walk each year. A non profit near and dear to her heart as she had a kidney transplant many years ago.
Natalya joins us full time at the front desk with a wealth of knowledge about insurance and running a front office. She came to us from a larger office and is thriving in our small family practice.
She has 2 amazing kids that are her world. She loves being with her family and going on vacations. Camping and hanging out by the water are her happy places.
Fun fact: she is a big WWE fan – you may catch her at a live event.
Other things to know about her: she has a kitten named Cotton, she loves Reese’s Peanut Butter cups, and always has gorgeous long nails- just ask her to show you!