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Dr. Trisha Bear

Strength and Passion, two common themes in my life, I get a crazy spark of interest then I run with it. As a teenager, I realized I was physically strong, so I bench pressed more than most of the guys.  I was from a small town in Michigan, I dreamed of joining the military and saving lives, so I joined the Coast Guard.  I had an exciting career of rescuing people and animals from the ocean and had the opportunity to be one of the first enlisted women to work at a Coast Guard tactical law enforcement team, the last type of unit to be integrated with females.  I travelled the world and drove high speed pursuit boats and chased drug runners. My strength and passion led me to be selected to represent my service in advertisements, a commercial and a documentary that was premiered at the Pentagon in front of prestigious government officials, including the Secretary of Homeland Security and Secretary of Defense. I competed in bench press and push up competitions for fun.  I dreamt of having a family one day and following my passion of helping people but with holistic medicine, so I was honorably discharged from active duty in 2005 after serving 8.5 years and joined the CG Reserves. 


Years of high-speed service left me with continuous back pain and lots of injuries.  I saw the miraculous effects of acupuncture relieving my pain and was excited to start a new journey which led me to school at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.  I studied there for 2 and a half years and started my family in the process.  I have an amazing husband and two beautiful children.  I took time off school to raise my babies but used my knowledge to utilize acupuncture to deliver both of my babies without drugs and intervention and raise them healthfully with acupuncture and herbs to tackle ailments. My littlest went to kindergarten and I went back to school to finish what I started.


I jumped back into school in 2016 and had the opportunity to intern at a Seniors clinic, UCSD Cancer Center, UCSD RIMAC sports clinic, North County Water and Sports Therapy, Beijing Acupuncture Hospital and Beijing International Training Center in China and MiraMar Acupuncture with my friend and mentor Shanti Wu where I will be practicing upon licensure. I graduated in 2019 with a Masters of Science and Traditional Oriental Medicine and Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. I continue to follow my passion for treating Orthopedic disorders in the most prestigious Sports Medicine Acupuncture program and am always researching advanced fascia release techniques. Come experience a healing session with me at MiraMar Acupuncture (upon licensure) where I’ll utilize my techniques of acupuncture/acupressure, cupping, gua sha, moxa, fascia stretching, muscle balancing and restorative techniques to bring complete strength, balance and harmony in your life.


Trisha Bear, DACM, MSTOM

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