Meet Our Practitioner
Tina is a Licensed and California Board Certified Acupuncturist in Encino, Ca
About Tina B Tsan, LAc, CLT
Tina Tsan is a licensed and California board certified acupuncturist practicing in Los Angeles, Ca. She obtained her master’s degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine from the College of Eastern Medicine at Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCUHS) in 2015. She has an extensive clinical background in the field of orthopedic pain management with an emphasis on pre-operative and postoperative pain. Tina is committed to providing integrative, natural treatment options for pain relief through the application of acupuncture, therapeutic soft tissue/ deep tissue massage techniques, cupping therapy, and electro-physiotherapy. By providing individualized care, with customized treatment plans, Tina has helped her patients live a pain-free life without a dependence on opioids. Her approach towards patient care centers on delivering gentle needling techniques with a strong compassionate touch. Among those who have benefited from the pain-relieving effects of acupuncture ranges from the weekend warrior to professional athletes at sports rehab facilities and private training studios.
In addition to her acupuncture knowledge, Tina brings an impressive background as a massage therapist with over 12 years of hands on experience. Certified as a Lymphedema Therapist through the Academy of Lymphatic Studies, Tina is trained in the Vodder techniques of manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) and the additional components of Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) which involves: manual lymphatic drainage, skin care, bandaging, therapeutic exercises and compression garments.
To further her assistance to others, Tina pursued a clinical doctorate degree in acupuncture and Chinese medicine (DAOM) at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) with a specialty focus in women’s health. Her capstone research is on using acupuncture to promote fluid metabolism for lymphatic diseases. Tina is an advocate for integrative medicine and is dedicated to advancing health care through evidence-based practices. Clinically, Tina integrates classical acupuncture techniques with modern medicine and research. She enjoys collaborating with specialists in the field of lymphology to provide the highest quality of care to patients suffering from lymphatic diseases. She joins The Roxbury Institute as the director of MLD therapy where she assists patients in the speedy recovery after lipedema liposuction surgery. Her unique background as a dual licensed acupuncturist and certified lymphedema therapist brings a high level of expertise in the field of pain management and reduction of swelling after surgery.
Professionally Tina is a member of the California State Oriental Medical Association (CSOMA) and the American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA), the largest networks of strong, vibrant, professional medical practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). She is also a member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP), a leading massage therapy association in the United States. With an active membership in the National Lymphedema Network (NLN), Tina is dedicated to supporting the network’s endeavors to educate, advocate for, and improve the live of people living with or at risk for developing lymphedema. Lastly, Tina is also part of the American Vein & Lymphatic Society (AVLS), the largest professional association dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of venous and lymphatic diseases in the United States.
"As I am recovering from breast cancer treatment, I have neuropathy and a lymphedema. Tina was able to treat both with massage and acupuncture in my home.
She brought everything she needed to make this feel as relaxing as any experience in a spa, plus she cleaned it all up before she left.
Tina's techniques were effective and very helpful, she is strong, calm, and professional and I felt better in the days following."
"I recently had surgery and I called up Tina because my selling is absolutely insane and was extremely slow. I don't know why surgeons don't recommend this more because after one session with her I literally dropped 3 pounds of fluid weight.
One of the best things about her is she comes to the house and is very conscious about how your body is healing. I can't even put into words how grateful I am that I came across her. I highly recommend the lymphatic drainage massage for swelling after surgery."
"Ms Tina an amazing LMT. I needed a MMO lymphatic massage. She came to my home which is great after a major surgery. She truly has healing hands and immediately made me feel at ease, as I was extremely nervous for the massage to be painful. To my surprise no pain at all just relief."