Hello and welcome to South Valley Acupuncture!
I'd like to introduce myself and share my story of how I started working in this incredible field of holistic medicine. After graduating from The Ohio State University with B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering in 1992, I started suffering from a myriad of digestive complaints which led to anemia, fatigue, and further endocrine issues. I saw many doctors and was given conventional medicine to treat my symptoms but no one could tell me what was causing my problem.
I was determined to figure out the root cause. Finally, at wit's end, through a friend's advice I decided to try acupuncture to help regulate my digestion, sleep, and stress. The treatments, the use of Chinese herbal medicine and changes in my diet helped me immensely. I was amazed of how great I felt and through more and more research and testing, my acupuncturist and I had figured out I was suffering from Celiac Disease, an autoimmune disorder. It was in 2003, after 12 years of working in corporate America, that I decided to take a giant leap of faith and follow my passion to pursue a career in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine to help others.
After taking that leap of faith, I worked onboard a cruise ship treating thousands of patients from all over the world for 12 years. In 2020, I moved to Utah, and worked at a clinic providing both Chinese Medicine and Functional Medicine, incorporating the best of both worlds. I finally opened my own practice and couldn’t be more grateful I did. I am both empathetic and compassionate, and dedicated to bringing health and healing to my patients.
In health & wellness,
Making lasting changes to your lifestyle is difficult. We are all creatures of habit. I am passionate about helping people make that change: that compelling event in their lives that teaches them how to reach their full potential. Acupuncture is a catalyst; it creates movement and gives people the ability to make that change. With a combination of treatments, herbal medicine, nutritional guidelines, meditation, and movement, people can live their life to the fullest. It is my goal to work one-on-one with patients to pluck them out of their everyday stresses and into an environment where it is possible to implement this life change.
Acupuncture is over 3000 years old. Back in the day, we didn’t have X-rays or laboratory testing. Chinese doctors had to observe the body over and over. They started to look at the body in the same way that kings looked at their country. The kings thought, how do we get food and water out to our people? We need to build rivers and roads, and each city should have a function. Doctors started to look at the body in the same way. They thought, when we eat and drink, there has to be a way that gets food, water, and nutrition to every area of the body. So they developed system by palpating the body and found that when they stimulated one point on the body it aﬀected another point along what they call a meridian or channel. Each of these channels then correspond and aﬀect an organ. The entire system consists of over 400 points and 16 meridians. Free flow of energy or “Qi” and blood through a meridian or channel is healthy. If that energy or blood became stagnant, it could manifest as any imbalance in the body, things like pain, diarrhea, incontinence, headaches, etc. Acupuncture, the use of ultra thin needles in these points helps to stimulate the flow of Qi and blood though these channels. Today, studies have shown that a release of endorphins and serotonin happens in the brain when have a treatment of acupuncture. Just by placing a needle in your body, the brain will you react by sending blood circulation around it, thereby stimulating your body’s healing process. They didn’t know about these things 3000 years ago, but they saw that patient’s got better. It wouldn’t be around today if it didn’t work!
Provide clinic patients excellent care with acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and supplements focusing on the root cause of patient-specific health issues. Provide examination, testing, lab reviews to identify and remove causal agents of the patients using functional medicine. Provide wellness programs that include multiple modalities of therapy, health coaching, and nutritional therapy. Instill lifestyle changes in patients that will provide them with a clear understanding of how to maintain their health.
Onboard 15 cruise liners with 7 month contracts in length with Celebrity Cruises, Holland America, and Princess Cruise Lines
Sole proprietorship of TLC Integrative Health, an integrative medical practice that combines western and eastern medical traditions including implementing own herbal pharmacy, resulting in unique and complete patient care.
Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist with a passion for wellness education and helping individuals reach their full potential through nutrition and Chinese medicine.
I pride myself on helping my patients successfully obtain their wellness goals. Here are a few comments from the many positive outcomes I've been able to help my patients achieve.
Tricia’s grasp, knowledge and enthusiasm for her profession is outstanding! She should have a show in the Princess Theatre to help a broader audience. She is providing a path for people to understand the benefits and applications for both Western and Eastern medical practiced so that people can make informed decisions about their total health and well-being. She is a ROCK STAR in the world of education practical logic to address the root cause of issues not just symptoms.
I would recommend Tricia to anyone who is looking for an alternative to prescription or over-the-counter medicine. I prefer using age-old remedies like this and a conversation to cure what ails me. My sincerest thank you for having her expertise on the ship.
When passion and talent meet, one can expect amazing results. You represent this unique and rare set of qualities. Healing from the heart is your gift and I have been blessed to be a recipient.
Tricia was very helpful evaluating a treatment plan that involved herbs and acupuncture. Tricia aided me in improving my sleep during the trip and relieved muscle spasms in my neck that had persisted for a few months prior to the trip. By the end of my cruise, I felt we had taken steps that significantly improved my health and gave me a great start to ward maintaining a better sense of well-being after going home. Very much worth the investment.
I highly recommend for anyone to go for a consultation with Tricia. She is outstanding with what she does and she is a wonderful person. Thank you, thank, thank you, again.
Tricia is a valuable, personable, and knowledgeable employee and has helped me tremendously.
Tricia has given me five treatments. This service has greatly helped me. What a good acupuncturist she is. How lucky Celebrity is to have someone so good.
I would recommend Tricia’s open, personable communication style and her professional treatment to those seeking assistance in managing weight levels and sugar cravings!
I highly recommend a consultation with Tricia. Three treatments and no more fear of acupuncture. Not only did she help me with my phsitcal issues, but gave me inspiration to work on other areas such as diet and sleep habits.
Tricia, you are a treasure! I am going to continue acupuncture when I get home. Thank you!
Miracle worker! This woman knows her stuff! Highly recommend!