Stephanie Trzaska, DACM, L.Ac.
Stephanie grew up in New York, one of six children, to
hardworking parents. She was always drawn to Chinese Taoist
philosophy and from an early age had a great love of herbology
and also working with people.
After graduating high school, she pursued a bachelor’s degree in
drama studies and worked various aspects of theater for a few
years. This was not her true calling though, and eventually she
found her way to acupuncture school.
Stephanie was raised with values of being of service to others
and found an appropriate outlet for this in becoming an
acupuncturist. Having seen many people’s pain and suffering be eased with simple treatments, Stephanie was inspired to set up a community style clinic to reach as many people as possible.
Stephanie’s mission and purpose is to bring relief to her patients’ suffering from chronic pain, peripheral neuropathy, insomnia, stress, and allergies. She sees the body as having innate knowledge to heal itself and her goal is to help every single person she works with to reconnect with that inner healing wisdom. In this way, each patient can have less (or no) pain, and experience a life full of joy and purpose.
Stephanie loves to travel and had the great fortune to experience living in Asia for several years with her husband. When her daughter was born in Singapore, they decided to move to Colorado to be near family. Now she loves to travel around the region and explore the great West with her husband and daughter. She enjoys reading and you can always find her in the middle of a science fiction book or health books about nutrition and about the connection between gut health and allergies. In the warm months she works with her mother-in-law (who has a super green thumb) to cultivate medicinal herbs and flowers, which she crafts into remedies and flower essences.
Stephanie earned her Masters degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM)*, New York in 2005. While she was living in Asia, she took time to study at Yunnan Provincial Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital clinic in Kunming, China in 2011. In 2016 she furthered her degree and earned a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from PCOM, San Diego. Stephanie is a licensed acupuncturist in NY and CO and a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine from the NCCAOM, which is a national board certification in the use of acupuncture and Chinese herbs.
*It is a sad reality that the Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine schools derived from Eastern Asian countries and the governing agencies in the acupuncture industry have yet to update the language to non-derogatory terminology precedented by the Meng bill of 2016 eliminating the word "Oriental" from federal language. PCOM has since changed its name to Pacific College of Health and Science but the degree is still MSTOM. I'd like to apologize for the offense and hurtfulness of these terms. I am currently raising my voice , along with others in my industry, to have this offensive term changed.