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.

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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).

Iris Martin L.Ac.

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Iris is a California State Board Licensed Acupuncturist. She earned her Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches Institute. She earned a Bachelor in Psychology and Sociology as well as a Master in Educational Leadership through Concordia University in Portland, Oregon. Iris also is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher. 

Iris' passion is to help others. She worked for nearly a decade in social services specializing in behavioral therapy for emotionally disturbed and special needs children.  She became a certified yoga teacher, taking additional trainings on pre/post natal yoga and injury healing and prevention. These areas of interest stayed with her throughout her study of Chinese Medicine

Iris now is excited to tie it all together by helping the community of patients at Light & Joy, focusing on reproductive health and sports medicine. 

Karen Mittelstadt L.Ac. LMT

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Karen is a California Board Licensed Acupuncturist and a National Licensed Massage Therapist. She earned her Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University. She has over 19 years of experience in advanced massage therapy and manual techniques. Because of her training and knowledge of the Chinese Meridian Systems, she is able to integrate Chinese Medicine and Massage which offers her patients an enormous advantage to healing.

She is a great listener with intuitive qualities that guide her passion  with women in life transition and helping to relieve chronic pain.

She loves being fit and spending time outdoors by taking advantage of what our beautiful north coast has to offer, her main passions are hiking, running, surfing, and mountain biking. 

Marjorie Moehrke

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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.

Norri Caplan

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Norri joined us in 2016 as an Office Assistant. She is an integral part of the front desk experience. She is the voice on the phone, the person who sets the schedule and keeps track of your paperwork. Her many years experience working in customer service offer our clinic her vast knowledge of how to make the customer feel supported.

She is the mother of four grown kids that she adores. She has a bunny named Daisy and a pit bull named Bodhi.