Acupuncture and holistic support through conception, pregnancy and beyond.

 

 

I’m Heidi and I specialize in helping couples get pregnant and stay pregnant.

I’ve helped hundreds of couples in person at my clinic in San Diego and thousands of couples all over the world through my online fertility courses.

 
 
 

At my fertility clinic, my team and I specialize in supporting all roads to conception, including:

 
  • Natural Conception
  • Medicated Cycle
  • IUI Cycle
  • IVF/FET Cycle
  • In-Office Embryo Transfer Support
  • Donor Egg
  • Surrogacy Support
  • Miscarriage Recovery
  • Prenatal Treatment
  • Male Fertility 
 
 
 

"I firmly believe that seeing Heidi on a regular basis is why we were so successful with our IVF treatment."

Annmarie L, San Diego

 
 
 
 
 
 
"After about 3 months of acupuncture, I discovered I was pregnant. Heidi was wonderful to work with and I would recommend her to anyone."
- Melissa K, San Diego

Can We Help You?

 

You may be able to conceive more quickly (saving thousands of dollars, let alone heartache and time) with our help if one or more of the following applies to you:

 
 
  • Just coming off a hormonal birth control method
  • Haven’t conceived after trying for 6 months or longer
  • Irregular or no cycle
  • Male factor infertility
  • Unexplained infertility
  • Painful or otherwise problematic menstrual cycles
  • Anovulatory (not ovulating)
  • 35 or older
  • Decreased Ovarian Reserve
  • Poor egg quality
  • High FSH
  • Luteal Phase Defect
  • IVF/IUI/FET Treatment
  • Endometriosis
  • PCOS
  • Recurrent miscarriage
  • Fibroids
  • Stress-related hormone imbalance
 
 
 
 

“She is a great acupuncturist but what makes her stand out is the compassion and understanding that she has for women with difficulty conceiving.”

 - Mica A, San Diego

 
 

Embryo Transfer Support

Improve your chances of a successful embryo transfer with acupuncture treatments both before and after the transfer takes place. Around 30 minutes prior to your transfer your acupuncture treatment will help you relax, increase blood flow to your uterus, and support the reception of the embryo. Then after the transfer has taken place, a follow-up acupuncture  session will help return you to a more calm, relaxed state, support the growing embryo, and encourage your body’s energy to hold the embryo in place.

Please note this treatment follows a different pricing structure to our regular fertility acupuncture services. Call 619-518-6608 for more details.

 
 

Male Fertility Treatment

When a couple are struggling to get pregnant, male fertility is a contributing factor more than 50% of the time.

Research shows that the average man’s sperm count and sperm quality have decreased by more than 40% in the past half century due to sperm’s sensitivity to heat, environmental toxins, diet and stress, contributing to an increase in the number of couples experience infertility.

Lifestyle factors can have a negative impact on sperm counts. These factors include:

  • Eating an unhealthy diet

  • Drinking excessive alcohol

  • Using marijuana

  • Smoking cigarettes

  • Using hot tubs (as high temperatures decrease sperm count and quality)

  • Being overweight (BMI over 25)

And it’s not just women who experience a decline in fertility as they get older. New research is showing that men’s sperm quality begins to decline around the age of 45, which impacts the likelihood of a successful pregnancy and the health outcome of their child.

New research shows that acupuncture can significantly improve the quality and health of sperm. In a study published in Fertility and Sterility in 2005, researchers analyzed sperm samples from men with infertility of unknown cause before and after acupuncture treatments. They found that acupuncture was associated with fewer structural defects in sperm and an increase in the number of normal sperm.

Other studies have shown that regular acupuncture treatments significantly improve sperm counts and motility (the strength with which the sperm swim).

Please be reassured we never insert needles into your ‘private areas’ - no matter what health condition you are seeking help for. Juan (our male fertility acupuncturist) will explain where the needles will be placed, and you will remain in full control throughout. Many of the people we treat don’t even feel the needles go in at all.

To get the maximum benefit from acupuncture, we recommend men get a minimum course of treatment for three months. But improvements in sperm quality and quantity can occur rapidly making even a one-off acupuncture treatment beneficial.

Male fertility acupuncture treatments are suitable whether you are trying to conceive naturally or using assisted reproductive technology (ART) including intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures. If you are using ART, your acupuncture treatment can be started at any time during the cycle.

Details on how to get in touch with us, or book an appointment are at the bottom of the page.

 
 

Through Pregnancy And Beyond

We’re here to help you conceive, experience and healthy pregnancy and make a vibrant postpartum recovery. Whether you’ve got a particular symptom you want help with, or you’d like to include acupuncture as part of your regular self-care, we’d love to meet you. Acupuncture is completely safe throughout pregnancy and after the birth, and is a proven way of managing unpleasant symptoms, and promoting an overall feeling of well-being.

 
 
“My pregnancy was awesome from beginning to end. I had minimal symptoms, my baby flourished, and I felt energized even towards the end….Words cannot express how much it meant to feel safe and secure in the hands of Heidi.”

- D.W. San Diego.
 
 
 

POSTPARTUM SUPPORT

 

Once you’re holding your precious baby in your arms, you may forget to take care of yourself (we’ve all been there). But maintaining your well being is even more important now that your family has grown. Acupuncture can help you recover physically and emotionally from pregnancy and birth (whether you had a vaginal delivery or a C-section). We can also help improve your chances of breastfeeding successfully by using acupuncture to boost lactation.

Getting started:

Your first appointment takes 1 1/2 - 2 hours and includes the your health history review, the acupuncture treatment, lifestyle/dietary/supplement and herbal recommendations. The cost is $199. (The cost of herbs, if appropriate for your case, is not included).

*If you and your partner make an appointment for an initial consultation, we charge only $299 altogether for both initial consultations (a savings of $99). 

Follow up treatments take about 1 hour and are $85 or you can buy a pre-paid package of 8 treatments which makes them $75 each. You can pay in 1 installment of $600 or two installments of $300. Packages may be shared between couples.

 
 
 
 
"I continued with the treatments throughout my whole pregnancy - at the beginning to help prevent miscarriage, later on in dealing with all of those pregnancy related symptoms and side effects, and now in preparing my body for labor and delivery. I feel that acupuncture, the expertise, the advice and support we got, made ALL the difference for us being able to have a child!"
- A+M, San Diego
 
 
 
 
 

Or We Can Come To You

We understand that it’s not always possible for you to come to us, and there are times when an acupuncture treatment is best carried out in your own home.

Juan and Sandra, are both skilled acupuncture practitioners, and are credentialed with the local Reproductive Endocrinologists’ offices to deliver this service.

We offer house calls for embryo transfer support, prenatal and postpartum care.

Housecalls are $199 for an one hour appointment (we may make an additional charge for longer distances - please check when you book. We will always tell you in advance if the price is more than $199).

 

LET’S SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT

 

Whether you want to book and treatment at the clinic, request a housecall, or discuss which option is right for you - calling the clinic is your next step. Call now at 619-518-6608 or book online to make your appointment

 

Insurance Information

Sandra McKay, L.Ac. is an in-network provider for Anthem Blue Shield and Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, Blue Cross of California and United Healthcare. If you have a PPO plan with one of these companies, please verify your benefits.

Juan is an in-network provider for Landmark, Blue Shield of California,  Triwest and Optum.

***Please be aware that your initial visit fee may not be covered by your insurance and will be required at the time of service. If your insurance covers it, you will be reimbursed the difference.***

Submit your insurance info on this link and we will verify if you have out-of-network acupuncture coverage with 2-3 business days.

Heidi Brockmyre, L.Ac. is not an in-network provider. However, if you have out-of-network acupuncture coverage, payment at the time of service is required, but we provide you with a special insurance receipt that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement according to your benefits.

We have locations in Point Loma (Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays with Sandra and Heidi) and La Mesa (Saturdays with Juan):