TLC INTEGRATIVE HEALTH - Empowering you to Optimal Health
Tricia L. Corcoran, L.Ac, Dipl. OM
Licensed Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbalist

Tricia is a nationally certified and california licensed acupuncturist, board certified herbalist, with a diplomate in Oriental Medicine.  She went to a four-year, full-time accredited school in California, graduated top of her class, and is Clean Needle Technique Certified.  In addition, she has a wide variety of experience working with many different types of people including the general public, senior citizens, children, and  collegiate athletes.  Her clinical experience includes the following:

General Public Clinic at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego
Senior Citizen's Clinic in downtown San Diego
Rady's Children's Hospital in San Diego
University of California San Diego RIMAC Sports Clinic
Certified in Facial Rejuvenation
                           Externship in Observation & Clinical Practice at the
                           University of Chengdu School of Traditional Chinese Medicine                             in Chengdu, China

Tricia's Background

How did I become interested in Chinese Medicine?

My professional life started after I graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering.   I was drawn to engineering because I loved the art of problem solving and working with people so I became a sales engineer in the electrical distribution industry.  After 8 years, and a dire need for change, I tried my hat in the software industry at BEA Systems right after the huge explosion of the dot.coms!   But soon, I realized that the lack of real interest in the product I was selling was draining me.  I decided I needed to find the career where my true passion lies.  This led me to medicine.

I have always been interested in medicine, with my parents both being in the medical field, but thought it was too late to start.   Then life's daily stresses started to affect my own health, especially my sleep and digestion.   I sought treatment through western medicine which helped temporarily but did not help in the long term.   I was tired of taking over the counter aids, so I decided to do some research on what I could do naturally to target the root of the problem.   I had heard of acupuncture before, but thought it was only used primarily for pain.   I had no idea that it worked for internal issues.  I started seeing an acupuncturist once per week, and within a month, I was on my way to feeling much better.  I started to sleep through the night, and discovered along with acupuncture and proper diet and nutrition, a myriad of problems started to disappear.  My digestion improved, my cycles became regulated, my energy increased and physically I even looked better.

Through my own experience,  I fell in love with traditional chinese medicine and found my true passion.  I took a scary leap, quit my job, and decided to go back to school for my masters.   It was the best decision I ever made!  I now like to call myself an engineer of the body!  

We all incur daily stress, however, stress can manifest in so many ways and affect each individual differently. The beauty of chinese medicine is that it is preventive medicine.   It helps keep your body in check so that small problems don't turn into bigger chronic ones later. If we don't find a healthy balance and learn how to take care of ourselves, these problems become eventually cause disease, "DIS-EASE". I think it's imperative to always be seeking the root cause of a disorder.  Otherwise, focusing on the symptom, you are essentially just masking the problem and putting a band-aide on it. 

As a traditional chinese medicine practitioner, I am extremely passionate about improving my patient's health on a daily basis.   Not only will I use acupuncture and chinese herbal medicine, but I will work with your primary care physicians to provide the best healthcare we can for you.  And lastly, I am committed to educating my patients with nutritional and lifestyle counseling, helping you to decipher through all the information we are inundated with, so you can make better choices for you in your daily life.  To me, knowledge on how to take care of yourself is empowerment! And empowerment drives you to optimal health. 

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