Our People 2017-07-27T17:17:42+00:00

Our People

Sara Stieg, M.S., L.Ac., FABORM

Sara is a licensed acupuncturist who specializes in women’s health, fertility and pregnancy support. From the start of her practice in 2006, her focus has been on reproductive medicine. Sara is guided by the principles of integrative medicine, often collaborating with doctors and other health care practitioners to maintain continuity of care.

Passionate about helping couples achieve their goal of becoming parents, it brings her great joy to be part of this personal and meaningful journey. The foundation of her nurturing and supportive approach is a commitment to keeping her patients informed so they can be active participants in achieving optimal health.

Sara was first introduced to acupuncture as a student at the UC Santa Cruz where she earned a Bachelors degree in psychology. After experiencing great success using Chinese medicine to treat her own health issues, she continued her graduate studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine so that she could share its benefits with others.

Sara completed a Masters of Science degree from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. She has also received advanced postgraduate training in the fields of gynecology, reproductive medicine, pregnancy and pediatric acupuncture.

In 2007, Sara co-founded the Acupuncture Program at Pacific Fertility Center (PFC), a leading Assisted Reproductive Therapy Clinic in San Francisco. The focus of the Acupuncture program was to provide onsite treatments to women on the day of their embryo transfer and well as support them before and after their cycle. Sara continues to provide fertility acupuncture to patients that are undergoing assisted reproductive therapies at clinics in the San Francisco Bay area.

Sara has been a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (FABORM) since 2009. ABORM certification demonstrates the highest competency and advanced knowledge in the field of both Western and Oriental Reproductive Medicine.

Sara lives in West Marin and keeps her own balance by spending time with her husband and their three kids, hiking, practicing yoga and enjoying travel whenever possible.

Tiffinie McEntire Tang, L.Ac., MS TCM,

Tiffinie is a women’s wellness specialist, licensed acupuncturist and herbalist who specializes in fertility, women’s health, pregnancy and postpartum support. She earned a Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM).

During her clinical internships at the San Francisco Women’s Community Clinic, California Pacific Medical Center’s In-Patient Rehabilitation Center and the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic, she was introduced to the integration of Chinese medicine and both western gynecology and orthopedics, which has informed her methodology ever since.

In addition to her private practice with Nest, Tiffinie co-founded the Acupuncture Program at San Francisco’s Pacific Fertility Center (PFC) in 2007, where she and her co-team supported patients undergoing Assisted Reproductive Therapies (ART) for over 6 years. The practice at PFC was one of the first on-site acupuncture clinics in an IVF clinic the U.S., and it continues to serve it’s community using the model that Tiffinie & Sara created in 2007.

A passionate advocate of holistic health care since first receiving acupuncture and studying Asian philosophy on her own for more than thirty years, Tiffinie completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature with a minor in Holistic Health at San Francisco State University. She then pursued a brief career in medical journalism before devoting herself to her true passion, Chinese medicine. Her extensive background in Chinese philosophy and Buddhism allows her to share the benefits of mindfulness and simple meditation techniques with her patients to deepen their healing process.

She maintains her knowledge of eastern and western reproductive medicine by sharing information with colleagues and taking extensive courses taught by great masters in her field. In addition, Tiffinie has participated in developing on-going research to bridge the gap between the East and West. Overall, she encourages her patients to keep learning, too, to optimize their own healing experiences and lives.

Tiffinie has recently expanded to the East Bay as Alameda as Good Witch Wellness & Apothecary (Nests sister practice). You can find her there treating patients, tinkering with herbs, and preparing to launch her line of herbal apothecary bitters and tonics. Tiffinie also likes to spend her free time exploring the wonders of California with her husband and son, growing food and medicinal herbs in her family garden, connecting with community, and rebooting with walks along the beach.

Shirliey Fung, M.S., L.Ac.

Shirliey Fung - Nest AcupunctureShirliey Fung is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of California. She is NCCAOM board-certified in Oriental Medicine and Chinese herbal therapy and certified in Maya Abdominal Massage from the Arvigo Institute. She graduated in 2006 from the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine in Washington State with a Master’s in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina. She is a former Fulbright Fellow to Taiwan.

Shirliey worked for nearly ten years as a journalist before her own health issues lead her to try acupuncture and herbs. She had such a profound healing experience with this effective medicine that she changed careers. She feels blessed and honored to be able to share this wonderful medicine with others.

Shirliey’s practice focuses on women’s health and fertility. Her personalized treatments help women and men achieve their fertility goals through acupuncture, herbs, Maya Abdominal Massage, diet, and lifestyle support. Shirliey’s goal is to assist each patient with his or her individual fertility journey, supporting both emotional and physical health along the way.

Shirliey, her husband, and her two dogs recently moved to the Bay Area from Seattle. She enjoys yoga, bicycling, walking the dogs cooking, and reading and writing.

Amy Maloon, M.S., L.Ac.

Amy Maloon is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in the state of California who specializes in pain management, women’s health, and psycho-emotional wellbeing. Born of a natural homebirth in quaint mountain village, Amy feels a special connection with fertility and pregnancy. She is a trained birth doula and certified in Maya Abdominal Massage from the Arvigo Institute. She earned a
Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She also had the honor of partaking in a clinical internship in China at the Zhejiang Chinese Medical University.

Amy was first exposed to Traditional Chinese Medicine while completing her Bachelors in Dance at San Francisco State University. She took a general class on the subject and was fascinated by a new world that she never knew existed. Once she started receiving acupuncture treatments her knee pain aggravated by dance completely resolved. People began to notice her newly found fountain of youth as her hair and skin flourished. She took this as a calling and dedicated herself to the arduous but immensely rewarding career path.

Believing in a well-rounded practice, Amy uses a wide range of modalities to her treatments. She incorporates massage, reiki, mediation, yoga therapy, sound healing, herbal therapy, nutritional and home-care counseling to personalize each individual’s needs. Finding these to be powerful tools, she traveled specifically to Rishikesh, India “the birth place of yoga” to become a trained yoga teacher and reiki master.

With a passion for travel and a desire to educate the general public on Traditional Chinese Medicine, her most recent endeavor was working onboard Holland America Line cruise ship. She gave daily educational seminars and acupuncture treatments. She was able to see 24 counties within 7 months and helped relieve pain for hundreds of passengers. Coming back from traveling the world Amy still loves San Francisco the most. She has taken permanent residency as she continues to build her private practice. In her free time she host yoga retreats and runs an outdoor yoga company called Dirt Path Yoga.

Maya Musick, MS, L.Ac.

Maya Musick - Nest AcupunctureMaya is a board-certified acupuncturist and herbalist specializing in women’s health—supporting women during all stages of life including teenage years, family planning, pregnancy, postpartum and menopause.

Maya’s passion for medicine began at a young age. Her desire to specialize in women’s health was nurtured in her teens after being selected by the local hospital to shadow labor and delivery nurses. This unique experience allowed her the opportunity to witness the miracle of birth on a regular basis, each time leaving her in awe of life and the power of the human body.

As she began her academic study of health and healing Maya experienced a profound transformation of her own health with acupuncture and herbal medicine. She knew she had found her calling and dedicated herself to a four year Master of Science degree at the prestigious American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Maya continues to enhance her knowledge and skill set studying extensively with experts in the field of natural fertility enhancement, birthing, and mother care. She integrates her practice of Maya Abdominal Therapy into her treatments providing women with the profound benefits of hands on healing.

A cornerstone of Maya’s practice is her ability to enhance patient treatment
with education and insight on nutrition, stress reduction, and healthy exercise. Her personal interest in real food, meditation, and qigong, an ancient Chinese martial art, greatly enhances her skills in this area. She studied and worked on organic farms throughout North America and Europe, and continues a decade long formal study and practice of qigong and meditation.

Veronica Ang, L.Ac., Dipl Om, MS

Veronica is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist of over 10 years. Her specialities include: women’s health, fertility, pregnancy, post-partum recovery, children’s health, facial rejuvenation, seasonal wellness and food as medicine. She’s also a member of the Holistic Pediatric Alliance.

Veronica treats a wide range of women’s health issues including endometriosis, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, infertility, PMS, hormonal imbalance, irregular menstruation, post-partum recovery and menopause. In the treatment of children, Veronica utilizes a special type of “needle-less” Pediatric Acupuncture called Shonishin. It’s very gentle, effective and involves brushing, stroking and stimulation of various points and meridians to promote health. If necessary, acupuncture, with “actual” needles, can be used- if the child and parent are open.

She treats children from 3 months to adolescence and offers Seasonal Wellness Treatments for all, but believes they are of great importance especially for children, parents, grandparents and adults in frequent contact with children.

Furthermore, Veronica believes in the importance of using food as medicine and loves coming up with delicious ideas and recipes to help people become master health promoters in the kitchen. In the specialized anti-aging treatment of Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation, whole body wellness is taken into account in order to make people look more youthful and vibrant. Veronica believes that it’s not actually a cosmetic treatment, but rather a way of promoting “beauty” that results from true health. Fine lines, wrinkles, and skin issues can improve with regular treatment.

Veronica contributes to the Huffington Post and writes articles about TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and also writes a weekly blog about how to use food as medicine from a TCM perspective at www.thecupofwellness.com

Her personal story of how she was led to TCM involves childhood health problems which eventually became her “woman’s health” problem. Her previous health issues and personal wellness journey laid the foundation for a life long commitment to helping others with similar issues.

When not in clinic, Veronica is most likely spending time with her son and husband, gathering wild fruits and herbs, growing food or Chinese herbs, enjoying music, or writing.