Acupuncturist Trina Lion has provided pain relief for children and adults since 2005. She has a decade of clinical experience in Shanghai, China and has lectured in both corporate and academic settings on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Trina is the Eastern Meditation and Movement Specialist at the Retreat at Sheppard Pratt.

TCM is a form of mind-body medicine which includes dietary theory, relationship dynamics, and bodywork. Do you have headaches and stress? Back pain and exhaustion? Cosmetic concerns and indigestion? Whatever your combination, Trina teaches as she treats so you can understand your symptoms and make choices that support your health and well-being.


"I never felt better than I did when I was being treated by Trina. I felt like my body was working together instead of against itself. What I enjoyed most about the treatment is the way she explains everything that’s going on in your body; she doesn’t just treat the symptom. I really felt like I was in sync on a lot of levels." K.G., USA                                                       

After graduating from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in NYC, Trina moved to Shanghai, China to experience local, urban TCM. She interned at ShuGuang Hospital and Shanghai Humanity Hospital, was a TCM specialist in a foreign clinic, and taught Traditional Chinese Medicine (to foreigners) at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. During her 10 years in Shanghai, Trina lectured on TCM in locales including NYU in Shanghai, NFL China and L'Oréal China. She was the cover story on Shanghai Family magazine and a TCM specialist on the Shanghai TV show "Culture Matters."

Trina relocated to her native Baltimore in fall 2015, where she has been providing TCM treatments to children and adults in her signature caring style. She has lectured on TCM for local institutions including Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland Medical Center, and Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital. Trina was the first acupuncturist to be credentialed by the Department of Medicine at Mercy Medical Center and by the Sheppard Pratt Health System.


Trina has drawn health comics for the Shanghai University of TCM journal Chinese Medical Culture and writes on wellness for JMORE. When you wonder "can acupuncture help?" by all means, ask Trina!

Contact: trinaliontcm (at)

About Trina...

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