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Natural, Holistic Healing for Body, Mind & Soul

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4201 Torrance Blvd. Unit 240
Torrance, CA 90503
(patient entrance on Earl Street)

Mon & Wed & Fri: 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm

Tues & Thurs: 10am-1pm & 2pm-5:30pm

Sat: 9am-1pm


Trinity Acupuncture is who we are

Trinity Acupuncture in Torrance strives to provide our patients the most effective care in treating a vast number of health conditions (see here), while recognizing each individual’s unique needs. Since every body is different, we customize each individual’s treatment to address specific concerns, while looking at your person as a whole. We have been serving the cities of Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, and Hermosa Beach, for over ten years. Whether you are just wondering about how acupuncture can help you or looking for a new clinician to equip you with the tools to experience true holistic healing, call us today at (310) 371-1777 to book an appointment.

Our Certified, Fully Licensed Providers

  • Christy Kim L.Ac., Ph.D., Dipl.OM.

    Trinity Acupuncture was founded by Christy Kim, L.Ac., Ph.D., Dipl.OM., in 2009. Christy Kim was a pre-med student at UCLA
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  • Stephanie Yong L.Ac., Dipl.OM.

    Stephanie Yong, L.Ac., received her Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from Yo San University, graduating with

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  • Kristina Elminoufi L.Ac., Ph.D.,

    Having experienced the effectiveness of holistic healing and TCM on her personal health journey, Kristina Elminoufi pursued a career

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  • Regina Park Pilates Instructor

    Regina Park joined the Trinity Team to offer one-on-one Pilates sessions, as we saw the increasingly crucial need for patients to have close 

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Our mission

Together, the team at Trinity passionately creates the most fitting and beneficial treatment plans for our patients even in the most complex cases. As medical practitioners and mothers of young children, we understand the necessity of not only physical balance in our bodies but also work-life and spiritual balance in our daily lives, and we are committed to helping our patients achieve both as well, through carefully curated treatment plans and personalized recommendations for self-care. We are dedicated to listening patiently to provide the most effective treatment for each patient, and as a team we consult one another and contribute to the healing energy of the office.

If you are in the South Bay, living or working in Gardena, Lomita, or Hermosa Beach, and you would like to learn more about acupuncture or any of the services we offer, and what we can do to help you achieve your health goals, do not hesitate to call today at (310) 371-1777.

Our facility

Conveniently located in Torrance with Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes, and Rolling Hills just minutes away, our facility is a reflection of our treatment philosophy to provide the best care possible. We only use state-of-the-art equipment and quality products in our treatment rooms, and our waiting room maintains a relaxing atmosphere for you to wind down before seeing a staff member. Additional COVID-19 measures include the use of medical-grade sanitation supplies used to clean all treatment rooms and their surfaces, increased time between patient appointments, and temperature checks and covid questionnaires for all patients. We are ensuring that all surfaces such as doorknobs and other high-touch, high-traffic areas are disinfected regularly, including our Pilates equipment. We also enforce masks/facial coverings for both staff and patients.

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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture Theory is a complex system of diagnosis and treatment that views the person as a whole. While the presenting symptoms of two patients may seem equal, the underlying causes for the manifesting symptoms may vary greatly between the individuals. A “one size fits all” system may put a band-aid on the symptoms temporarily, but in order to gain true healing and maintain wellness, a more comprehensive and holistic approach is needed. At Trinity Acupuncture in Torrance, we use Acupuncture and Traditional Eastern Medicine while taking into consideration the physical, mental, and emotional factors that contribute to a certain condition in order to diagnose and treat the body holistically.


Using meridians or “channels” that traverse the body, acupuncture points are used to regulate physiology – acupuncture needles will enter an acupuncture point to disperse energy where it is stagnant or bring energy to an area where there is a deficiency. As such, there is little concern for side-effects when performed correctly, as treatments work to harmonize imbalances in the body, strengthening weaknesses and improving functionality, while regulating excesses or stagnated energy.



Acupuncture has proven very effective for relief of acute injured and chronic pain relating to all joints and muscles in the body. Our musculoskeletal system is a dynamic entity and pain symptoms should not be observed and treated merely at the local area. Conditions need to be assessed holistically to locate the source of pain and devise a treatment plan that will not only relieve the pain but prevent recurrence and lead to longevity of the muscles for physical activity, whether for routine movement or athletic performance.

There are various causes for pain and symptoms vary from person to person. Some types of pain are solely muscle-related while others involve nerve pain that may or may not radiate to other areas from the back. In all of these cases, the muscles of the entire body must be assessed in order to treat and prevent pain effectively. While pain may present locally, muscle tension and structural and functional abnormalities of distal areas of the body will contribute to pain symptoms.

We will work to provide a treatment plan that strengthens weaker muscle groups while simultaneously relaxing muscles that are tight and overworking. The best results are seen when treated in combination with our Pilates program, as we try to see the muscles in action while in movement to prevent further or new injuries from happening as patients recover or try to regain strength and mobility.

Commonly seen pain conditions:

  • neck and shoulder pain
  • low back pain or sciatica
  • hip pain
  • sports injuries such as ankle or knee pain from impact, golfer’s or tennis elbow, etc.


No matter what your concerns, we are here to help you navigate your health journey, as acupuncture and traditional eastern medicine allow for us to see how hormonal imbalances and even age and different stages of life (miscarriage, pregnancy, and childbirth) affect overall health in a myriad of sometimes confusing ways. We will work with you to identify deficiencies and treat your body to correct any presenting symptoms, or achieve the health goals you have in mind.

Commonly seen women’s health conditions:

  • irregular or painful menstruation
  • acne and other skin conditions
  • menopause and related symptoms such as insomnia, hot flashes, mood swings, depression or anxiety
  • infertility (see here for ways in which acupuncture can help)
  • IVF/IUI support to help increase responsiveness of ovaries and help increase chances of success (see here and here)
  • managing side effects or hormones or drugs and processing physical and emotional changes, including stress and anxiety, of IVF


For women whose goal is to have a healthy pregnancy and baby, we are able to offer treatments to ensure that your pregnancy and postpartum recovery are as smooth as possible. Treatment plans include easing painful and uncomfortable conditions that become apparent with pregnancy, and extend to aiding the body to prepare for labor.

Commonly seen prenatal conditions:

  • morning sickness
  • fatigue
  • anxiety/depression
  • aches and pains common with pregnancy (carpal tunnel, back pain, headaches, sinusitis)

During postpartum treatments, we place the most value in encouraging mind and body health for the mother to be in the optimal condition to bond with her baby, especially during the oftentimes stressful newborn stages. Our treatment plan will work toward balancing hormones in the body as your body recovers and you physically and emotionally adjust to your new role. Our aim is to help you “reset” your mind and “restore” your body.

Commonly seen postpartum conditions:

  • anxiety/stress/depression
  • Postpartum Depression or Postpartum Anxiety
  • mental or physical exhaustion

The World Health Organization (WHO) lists a number of additional conditions that have been shown to respond well to acupuncture treatments:

  • high and low blood pressure
  • chemotherapy-induced nausea or vomiting
  • digestive and other gastrointestinal conditions
  • autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis
  • respiratory issues such as asthma and circulatory issues
  • stress relief and sore muscles

Acupuncture is a safe and effective modality to use alone or in conjunction with other treatments to maximize treatment efficacy and facilitate healing by assisting your body’s self-healing mechanisms and correcting biochemical imbalances.  



    Dry needling is an acupuncture technique used specifically for musculoskeletal issues. Our muscles exist in layers and they “slide” against each other 

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    Pilates is a method of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s. These exercises emphasize proper postural alignment, core strength, and  

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    Cupping has been used in Traditional Eastern Medicine since the third century B.C. Traditionally, cupping involves using an open flame with a

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    Traditional Eastern Medicine has a history of herbal formulas that date back to more than 3000 years. Herbal formulas are composed of different parts of 

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Your treatments at Trinity Acupuncture do not exist only within the walls of our treatment rooms. Our providers are passionate about patient education and equipping you to feel hopeful and empowered to obtain and maintain success in your journey to wellness.   For example, did you know that just like our bodies, our food has energies too? “Eat your greens” may sound like good advice but that advice could be made better by understanding energies of foods. Some vegetables are considered “cold” while others are considered “warm.”  If you are someone who has a proclivity toward cold patterns and if many of your current symptoms result from a cold system, it would be much more beneficial for you to include more warm vegetables, fruits, meats, spices, and drinks in your diet. And it’s not always about what you eat, but also how you eat, too. At Trinity, we will not only give you guidelines to follow in order to achieve and maintain your health goals, but also provide educational insight into why and how you can best succeed.

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Begin Healing Today

Our team at Trinity understands that changes in habits are an important step in establishing healthy patterns, which will lead to increased overall health. During our sessions, we treat you with the most effective, proven techniques, and equip you to make daily decisions that will reinforce the treatments we administer.

We at Trinity want you to retain your treatment effects. We want to see real, lasting change in your health and quality of life. The patients we serve in Torrance and the surrounding cities of Gardena, Lomita, Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach commit to taking an active role in their health by learning about what treatments they receive and will always find supportive listeners in our providers. We walk with you through your healing process and provide practical recommendations that you can implement in your daily life. Get started TODAY by calling (310) 371-1777 for a consultation with one of our caring, compassionate, expert practitioners.