Our People

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

Sara Stieg - Nest AcupunctureSara 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.

While she is no longer associated with PFC, 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). In addition to fertility and women’s health, Tiffinie treats sleep and digestive disorders, pain, and anxiety.

Tiffinie believes in the profound innate knowledge our bodies have to heal naturally, and that acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition and lifestyle changes are the tools we all can access to make that healing happen. Her approach to treatment is gentle, intuitive, supportive and integrative, with an understanding that a deeply relaxed body and mind can lead to optimal wellness for women and their partners.

In 2007, Tiffinie co-founded the Acupuncture Program at Pacific Fertility Center (PFC), a leading IVF clinic in San Francisco. While she is no longer associated with PFC, the acupuncture clinic treated thousands of patients, and and provided priceless clinical experience, which guides her treatment of patients undergoing IVF today.

In addition to her practice at Nest, you can find Tiffinie at her practice in Alameda, Good Witch Wellness & Apothecary. There you’ll find her treating patients, tinkering with essential oils and herbs, and developing her line of herbal and beauty items. Tiffinie also likes to spend her free time traveling with her husband and son, growing food and medicinal herbs in her family garden, and spending time with friends and family.

Stevie Ann DePaola, M.S. L.Ac.

Stevie Ann DePaola - Nest AcupunctureStevie received her Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. She is a California licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. She completed her clinical training at ACTCM’s Community Clinic, Auricular Clinic, and Haight Ashbury Free Clinic. She is a also a trained doula and completed an internship with Dr. Lifeng Lian in her esteemed fertility practice.

Stevie Ann has a special focus is in Women’s health, fertility and perinatal care. with a special focus on trauma informed care, and welcomes all bodies, genders, and identities in her work.

Stevie Ann is honored to work in collaboration with her patients to achieve their health goals. She believes that all bodies have the innate wisdom and power to restore themselves to well being. She also considers health to be a state best defined by each unique individual, and envisions every act of healing as an act of empowerment. Stevie Ann brings a deep commitment to community medicine to her practice.

Stevie Ann lives in San Francisco with her dog, cat and bees. She enjoys reading and surfing, and is always delighted by the beauty of the Bay Area!

Lia Rubinoff, Certified Nutrition Consultant

Lia Rubinoff - Nest AcupunctureLia is a Certified Nutrition Consultant who studied at Bauman College, and has a background in both herbalism and philosophy. She believes that food is our first medicine, and that our bodies are extraordinary healing entities, able to reach a state of good health once we provide the nutritional foods and physical treatments necessary to find our natural balance.

Intrinsically curious about consciousness and perception, Lia graduated cum laude with a BA in Philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She then continued on to achieve her MA in Philosophy at San Francisco State University. While investigating the mind and perceptual interactions, her studies focused on how our interactions within the world serve to shape both the world we know and us.

Feeling empowered to create mindfully, and seeing a clear need to restore well-being on this planet, her passion for healing was piqued. To help positively shift our culture’s relationship to our world, our communities, and ourselves, Lia began to pursue studies of natural medicine and a career with a mission of sustainability.

In 2012, Lia began her herbal studies at Ohlone College in Berkeley and simultaneously started working in organic food sales. She loved learning about the plants and enjoyed making medicines while also having the opportunity to support the growth of the organic movement by speaking directly with people about their food choices as well as their purchasing power.

After thousands of conversations with people about organic foods, Lia grew into a coach and managed salespeople. She even directed an organic food sales department. It was at this point that Lia decided to refocus her career towards cultivating the health of the individual and their relationship to foods and plant medicines, which had been her consistent passion throughout her work in the organic industry.

In 2016, Lia attended Bauman College to achieve her NC and has been working with clients to help them detox, improve their gut health, to balance blood sugar, and to find a healthy and nourishing balance within their own bodies so that they may flourish.

Deeply interested in the inner workings of the body and how we relate to the world from within it, Lia continues to build her knowledge and skill base. Beyond eating a clean, whole foods diet, her personal practice involves daily qigong and yoga, getting out into nature, and attending workshops surrounding meditation, martial arts, and healing techniques. She feels that these experiences aid in guiding her work with her clients.

Alison Winters, MS, L.Ac.

Alison received her master’s degree from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco in December 2008, a school at the forefront of education in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

After graduation, Alison traveled to China where she studied with Dr. Wang Ju-Yi, one of modern China’s most respected scholars, teachers and practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine. She is a Reiki Master of the Usui Shiki Ryoho tradition and has extensively traveled in Peru, climbing mountains and teaching English as a second language. She has trained to be a doula, having begun her studies at the non-profit, village-based organization Bumi Sehat Foundation in Bali. She specializes in fertility, pain management, pregnancy support and stress relief.