Lindsay Trottier

Doctor of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

5222 Balboa Ave Ste 21
San Diego, CA 92117


Credentials + experience

Licensed Acupuncturist, 

California Acupuncture Board

Doctorate of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

M.S. Traditional Oriental Medicine,

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies:

Political Science, Geography & Spanish

San Diego State University

Acupuncture & Herbology Internships,

  • Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Clinic
  • Rady Children's Hospital
  • UCSD Rimac Student Athlete Clinic
  • San Diego Cancer Research Institute
  • Balance Method Acupuncture                       w/ Dr. Richard Tan & Eileen Han
  • Internship at AcuSport

About essential health acupuncture

In 2015, Dr. Lindsay Trottier joined Dr. Eileen Han in her practice as an apprentice and treating practitioner at Eileen Han Acupuncture. In the years since, the practice has grown and evolved into Essential Health Acupuncture and now includes several other Balance Method trained acupuncturists who collectively care for the patients within the clinic with Dr. Trottier assuming the position of Clinic Manager.

About Dr. Lindsay Trottier

Lindsay Trottier, DACM L.Ac. is a board-certified acupuncturist and doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine practicing in San Diego, CA.

Dr. Trottier first entered the profession of health and wellness as a certified personal trainer and then as a receptionist in an acupuncture clinic. Upon completing her undergraduate studies, she was inspired to begin her training in acupuncture and herbal medicine. In 2015, Dr. Trottier began an apprenticeship with Eileen Han to extend her knowledge of the Balance Method acupuncture made famous by Dr. Richard Tan.

Dr. Trottier has experience helping patients of all ages with sports injuries, chronic pain syndromes, digestive complaints, women’s health issues, pre- and post-natal care, cancer-treatment side effects, mental-emotional health, and people with developmental and acquired disabilities. Her training includes working with NCAA athletes at the UCSD RIMAC center in accordance with athletic trainers, supporting patients undergoing treatment for various cancers at the UCSD Cancer Center in Encinitas, and caring for children admitted to the Helen Bernardy Center for Medically Fragile Children.