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).

Shel Di Montagna L.Ac.

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Shel Di Montagna is the founder and clinic director of Jade Rivers Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine in Santa Cruz, California.

She is a California Board Licensed Acupuncturist. She earned her Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine degree from Five Branches Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is also a certified structural yoga therapist, experienced community health educator and doctoral candidate researching the neurobiology of integrative medicine for pain management.

Led by an insatiable curiosity in awe of the natural sciences, she has garnered a rich alchemy of health resources earned from decades of collaboration with families, students, patients and professors.

It is her passion, privilege and purpose to liaise these resources back into the community in honor of their generous mentorship.

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.