HOMETOWN: East Coast USA
SPORTS: Triathlon, Running, Mountain Biking
HOBBIES: Guitar, karaoke, trying out wineries and breweries and shooting guns.
FAVORITE FOODS: Steak and mashed potatoes, Dim Sum, coffee!
WHO YOU ADMIRE/FAVORITE MENTOR: Professional life: Arturo Valle and Ed Bezkor. Personal life: My grandma.
FUN FACT ABOUT YOU: My favorite season is football season! I love the Miami Dolphins and Syracuse Orange.
Trina Psenicnik is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbal Practitioner and is board certified by the California Acupuncture Board.
Trina grew up on the east coast and competed internationally in the sport of figure skating. Having always expressed an interest in medicine combined with her love of sports she one day hoped to become an orthopedic surgeon. She attended the University of San Diego where she earned a bachelors of Science in biological sciences and marine science. While following this path in school and at the end of her figure skating career, Trina endured several injuries which eventually required surgery and also suffered through a major illness. During this time she utilized acupuncture for the first time and realized that she could help people in a different way than she originally thought. She also loved the approach of treating the patient as a whole and not only facilitating healing but helping to prevent injury and illness as well.
This resulted in a complete change of direction and she entered a 4 year masters program for acupuncture and herbal medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego,CA. Trina graduated from PCOM with a Masters of Traditional Oriental Medicine in 2012. As part of her clinical hours and training she completed two internships with Rady’s Children's Hospital in San Diego practicing in both their Hematology/Oncology unit and chronic pain outpatient center. She also completed an internship at San Diego Hospice where she worked with both patients, family and staff.
Trina practices a style of acupuncture called Japanese Meridian Therapy. This style is very gentle yet powerful and focuses on treating the patient as a whole, even when treating specific issues. The needles are inserted in a shallow manner and other modalities such as gliding cupping and tuina, a type of Chinese massage, may also be incorporated into her treatments.
Her mission is to aid in both the prevention of injuries and illnesses as well as facilitate healing when they occur. Having always focused on pre-medicine Trina has a very thorough understanding of the human body, especially the muscoskeletal system and feels that this combined with the art and medicine of acupuncture results in a very effective manner of healing.