Bloom Acupuncture & Fertility

Bloom Acupuncture & Fertility Using integrative medicine to optimize your reproductive health.
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We got to welcome a new   this week! And my, oh my, is he stinkin CUTE 😍🩵💙!!! I just want to snuggle his sweet little ch...
02/27/2024

We got to welcome a new this week! And my, oh my, is he stinkin CUTE 😍🩵💙!!! I just want to snuggle his sweet little cheeks.

His mom conceived him early last summer after a few months of regular acupuncture and BBT monitoring with . She was also very consistent with her supplements and lifestyle recommendations.

Luckily I got to treat her throughout her entire pregnancy, even squeezing a treatment in the night before he was born!

Congratulations to the new parents and their family!! Enjoy these precious first days and weeks.
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02/15/2024

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Our clinic is dedicated to supporting and optimizing the reproductive health of our patients, as well as ensuring the li...
02/08/2024

Our clinic is dedicated to supporting and optimizing the reproductive health of our patients, as well as ensuring the lifelong health of their children. Because of this, we’re passionate about educating them on the dangers of chemicals like BPA .

Our comprehensive fertility treatment plans always include lifestyle recommendations to help our patients minimize exposure to harmful endocrine-disrupting and fertility-damaging toxins, like BPA.

While other parts of the world, including the European Union, are moving forward to ban the use of BPA in food contact materials (France has outright banned it), the FDA has not signaled any policy changes in the United States.

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Oh my gosh, you guys, I’m melting from her cuteness. This beautiful and sweet little   was born to one of my patients 6 ...
01/29/2024

Oh my gosh, you guys, I’m melting from her cuteness.

This beautiful and sweet little was born to one of my patients 6 months ago. Getting photos like these always brightens my day. Not only are the most adorable babies, but they’re also the happiest and sweetest.

This 👆🏼 is the fundamental reason I work in reproductive medicine. It’s a belief I feel in my bones.I used to say that I...
01/27/2024

This 👆🏼 is the fundamental reason I work in reproductive medicine. It’s a belief I feel in my bones.

I used to say that I believe every woman who wants to be a mother has a right to be a mother, but then I realized that lacks inclusivity, so I’d say every person who wants to be a parent should have that right. But when I read that “building a family is a basic human right” from an ASRM statement earlier this year, I got chills because THIS is the at the core of everything I do. I’m so passionate about this.

Everyone has the right to build their family. Period.

We love what we do. And we love our patients. .allison_bloomacu and I think we have pretty much the best job in the worl...
01/24/2024

We love what we do. And we love our patients. .allison_bloomacu and I think we have pretty much the best job in the world. And seeing all of the successes from last year is encouraging. But we hope next year we can celebrate even more pregnancies and births.

If you’re trying to conceive and you want to optimize your fertility, please give us a call or text. We’d love to support you, too.

“There was a 400 percent increase (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/23/well/family/egg-freezing-fertility.html) in the nu...
01/23/2024

“There was a 400 percent increase (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/23/well/family/egg-freezing-fertility.html) in the number of people freezing their eggs between 2012 and 2020 according to the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology.”

In the past couple years, we’ve started seeing more and more women come in to our clinic for help in optimizing their egg freezing cycles. I love supporting women who are taking steps to ensure their future family building.

As women, we’re often forced to put careers ahead of building our families, and then when we have the space in our life to think about motherhood, it can be more challenging due to age related fertility factors.

I have a huge soft spot in my heart for women who are going through the challenging egg retrieval and banking process for their future selves and future partners.

I can’t think of a better picture to wrap up our 2023 at Bloom😍🥰❤️! This gorgeous, happy girl was born in October to one...
12/31/2023

I can’t think of a better picture to wrap up our 2023 at Bloom😍🥰❤️!

This gorgeous, happy girl was born in October to one of our sweetest patients.

Her mama worked really hard to get her here. She took numerous supplements, did blood tests, tracked her cycles, took meds, did months and months of acupuncture, and shifted her diet and lifestyle. She was just about as compliant as could be.

In the end, her parents decided what they really needed was a little break from the stress of trying, and they took a long overseas trip together for some space, and that’s when she was conceived! It’s such a beautiful story. It gives me chills.

I got to support her mama throughout her pregnancy and help her to get to a place where she could have an unmedicated, natural birth.

Seeing this perfect baby is what makes the work we do all so meaningful and magical.

Congratulations to her lovely parents!! And Happy New Year to all my incredible patients and colleagues. I hope 2024 is another year of miracle babies!

(We will have our 2023 stats compiled soon.)

We are offering 10% off of our 5 and 10 Treatment Packages for the next 3 days. This translates into over $15 off of our...
11/29/2023

We are offering 10% off of our 5 and 10 Treatment Packages for the next 3 days. This translates into over $15 off of our individual treatment price.

We want to help our patients to invest in their own self care during this holiday season. It may also be a great way for some patients to spend their FSA/HSA funds before the end of the year.
We are only offering this to our current patients. If you’re interested, please text us at 619-324-3666 or email [email protected].

Gratitude is a superpower 💪🏼💥!It’s a great time of year to reflect on all of the blessings we have in our lives. In my e...
11/22/2023

Gratitude is a superpower 💪🏼💥!

It’s a great time of year to reflect on all of the blessings we have in our lives. In my experience, gratitude cures just about everything. It is the rose tinted lens that brightens the darkest of days.

This Thanksgiving, wewant to express gratitude for all of our incredible patients. We truly have the kindness, sweetest, most lovely patients around, and working with you all makes this job we do so, so meaningful.

xo,
Tamara & Dr Allison

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Some quick tips if you’re planning on doing a frozen embryo transfer soon. It’s amazing how impactful some of the simple...
10/29/2023

Some quick tips if you’re planning on doing a frozen embryo transfer soon. It’s amazing how impactful some of the simplest actions can be.

-Hydration keeps blood flowing, supports lining, and eliminates waste products.

-Rest and sleep is invaluable to our nervous system and our body’s ability to adapt and repair.

-Warm feet supports a warm uterus. A warm uterus is essential for implantation.

-Re: supplements. Everyone is different and everyone has their own unique health profile, but basic supplements that benefit most FET patient are methylated folate, Vitamin D, and Vitamin E.

-Acupuncture 2x/week prior to FET and once per week following is a good general treatment guideline.

Another one of my incredible mamas welcomed her little miracle   this week 💙! I seriously believe my patients have the m...
10/25/2023

Another one of my incredible mamas welcomed her little miracle this week 💙!

I seriously believe my patients have the most beautiful babies. I can’t get over how precious every single one is. This sweet boy is perfect 😍.

I worked with his mom on and off for over 4 years, and seeing her as a mom makes me so joyful.

Most recently I worked with her right before he was conceived, and I got to support her through her entire pregnancy until he decided to make his debut about a month early!

I’m wishing her and her husband a huge congratulations 🎊🎉 on the arrival of their son and their journey into parenthood.


This is one of the most common questions I get whenever I tell someone I’m a  . It’s also one of the first questions I h...
10/17/2023

This is one of the most common questions I get whenever I tell someone I’m a . It’s also one of the first questions I hear from new patients.



Today we honor the babies lost in miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, ectopic pregnancy, termination for medical reasons, and...
10/15/2023

Today we honor the babies lost in miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, ectopic pregnancy, termination for medical reasons, and as precious newborns.

People around the world are invited to light a candle or candles at 7pm local time in memory of the baby or babies they have lost to create a .

Photos of these candles 🕯️ on social media create a wave of light that spreads across the globe.

Our hearts grieve with our dear patients and all the parents who should be holding their children in their arms. We honor your babies 💕, but we also honor you and your courage and strength ❤️.


If you’re finding it difficult to conceive or you suspect there could be an issue once you do start TTC, there are some ...
10/12/2023

If you’re finding it difficult to conceive or you suspect there could be an issue once you do start TTC, there are some basic tests that can rule out certain conditions or identify other challenges that may need addressing before you’re able to have a successful pregnancy.

These tests are not an exhaustive list. Some patients may have specific health conditions that warrant more blood work or other imaging, but this list is a great starting point.

Fun fact: Acupuncturists are considered primary care physicians in California and can order these tests for you (except an HSG). If you’re thinking about TTC or have already started and need some support, then a fertility acupuncturist may be a great option!

(A recent quote from my patient at Bloom Acupuncture & Fertility.) This is a series I’ve wanted to do for awhile. I’m ca...
10/09/2023

(A recent quote from my patient at Bloom Acupuncture & Fertility.)

This is a series I’ve wanted to do for awhile. I’m calling it, “What the Present Me Wishes It Could Tell the Past Me While I Was Trying to Conceive”.

I asked patients who were once struggling with fear and hopelessness around their fertility, but who are now either pregnant or have had their baby, what advice they would tell the past version of themself. I love the things I’m hearing, and I am excited to share the encouragement and hope with anyone who may need it right now.

This advice came from a current patient who is entering her 3rd trimester with a very healthy baby that was conceived naturally.

This patient is in the medical field and placed a lot of stock in lab values and statistics. The month before she conceived her baby, her FSH was 19 and her AMH was .5. By most standard measures, her best option looked like IVF. She felt defeated and depressed. But…..those lab’s didn’t mean much of anything in her case.

I like running labs. I think labs are useful. But they are only a piece of the puzzle. Numbers are just numbers. You and your fertility are so much more than a couple of numbers.

Time and again, we see our patients who come in 2x/week get pregnant sooner than patients who come in 2-4x per month. We...
10/08/2023

Time and again, we see our patients who come in 2x/week get pregnant sooner than patients who come in 2-4x per month. We see this same pattern in our patients doing egg retrievals. Our IVF patients who come in 2x/week in the months leading up to a retrieval cycle tend to get more high quality embryos.

This isn’t the case every time, but there is a strong correlation.

Just like going to the gym more leads to stronger muscles, more frequent acupuncture treatments lead to bigger shifts in the body.

Our fertility acupuncture treatments work on hormonal shifts, nervous system regulation, and endocrine function. Although our medicine is powerful, it is quite gentle, and the body seems to respond quicker when treatments are more frequent over time. There’s a cumulative effect.

If you have any questions about your particular case, please feel free to contact us [email protected].

A helpful guide to timing acupuncture with an egg retrieval and subsequent frozen embryo transfer.                      ...
10/05/2023

A helpful guide to timing acupuncture with an egg retrieval and subsequent frozen embryo transfer.

Got my lucky hot pink scrubs on today to support my dear patient during her frozen embryo transfer .I’m hoping there’s e...
10/04/2023

Got my lucky hot pink scrubs on today to support my dear patient during her frozen embryo transfer .

I’m hoping there’s extra magic in my needles today. I really want this one to work🤞🏼❤️. This patient is the epitome of an .

“What the Present Me Wishes It Could Tell the Past Me While I Was Trying to Conceive”.(Actual quotes from our own patien...
10/04/2023

“What the Present Me Wishes It Could Tell the Past Me While I Was Trying to Conceive”.

(Actual quotes from our own patients at Bloom Acupuncture & Fertility.)

I have started to ask my patients who did struggle in the beginning what they wish they could tell the past version of themself. I love the things I’m hearing, and I am excited to share the encouragement and hope with you all.

This was from a patient last week. She moved to twice weekly treatments, and that’s when she was able to conceive a viable pregnancy.

Dr. Allison and I consistently see higher pregnancy rates and/or higher grade embryos in patients that schedule treatments with us twice a week rather than once per week. Because acupuncture works subtly on the cells, glands, nervous system, and hormones, more frequent treatments lead to faster and more evident improvements. The effects of the acupuncture is cumulative, so the more often we see our patients, the bigger the changes we witness.

It’s not always feasible financially or schedule-wise, but when a patient can commit to 2x/week acupuncture, we can confidently say it will make a big difference.

I don’t have any hard data, but I’m pretty sure acupuncture babies are the CUTEST babies around 😍😍😍❤️!!! Darn, this litt...
10/02/2023

I don’t have any hard data, but I’m pretty sure acupuncture babies are the CUTEST babies around 😍😍😍❤️!!! Darn, this little guy is handsome!

So I’m late posting this photo, but one of our dear, dear patients welcomed this gorgeous baby boy this past summer. He’s about as perfect as can be.

I started seeing his mom several months before she conceived him, and I continued to see her every couple weeks throughout her entire pregnancy. She felt like the treatments kept her grounded and calm, plus the acupuncture alleviated many of the common pregnancy symptoms.

This baby is excellent proof that Eastern and Western medical models work synergistically to create miraculous little humans.

This is a series I’ve wanted to do for awhile. I’m titling it, “What the Present Me Wishes It Could Tell the Past Me Whi...
09/29/2023

This is a series I’ve wanted to do for awhile. I’m titling it, “What the Present Me Wishes It Could Tell the Past Me While I Was Trying to Conceive”.

(These are actual quotes from my own patients at Bloom Acupuncture & Fertility.)

Most of the time when I meet a new patient who is struggling with fertility issues, I want to tell them, “I am absolutely positive you will have your baby (or babies). I just wish the future You could tell the present You that everything is going to be okay and work out better than you could even dream.”

As a fertility acupuncturist, I am in a unique position to witness the arc of a women who is struggling and desperate to become a mother transform into the woman whose dreams have come true, holding a baby in her arms. It happens just about every time. I can’t tell you exactly how it will happen or how the baby will come to be, but I do know, 99 times out of 100, it will happen for her.

I have started to ask my patients who did struggle in the beginning what they wish they could tell the past version of themself. I love the things I’m hearing, and I am excited to share the encouragement and hope with you all.

Welcome to the world, little ones 💜💜.One of our patients just gave birth to these little miracles, and our hearts are ov...
09/23/2023

Welcome to the world, little ones 💜💜.

One of our patients just gave birth to these little miracles, and our hearts are overflowing. These girls are too sweet for words.

Their mom came to me after 2 failed embryo transfers. She started regular acupuncture along with high quality supplements. Over time her nervous system began regulating, and anxiety levels began to drop.

Her 3rd FET was much different, and she became pregnant!

She continued treatment throughout her pregnancy to address various symptoms as they arose, and she gave birth to these healthy miracle girls last week.

We are so thrilled for her and her growing family! This is what makes all of the challenges along the journey so worth it.

This is a chart of a newly pregnant patient who tested (+) right as the temps started shooting up. Beta Hcg has been dou...
08/27/2023

This is a chart of a newly pregnant patient who tested (+) right as the temps started shooting up. Beta Hcg has been doubling steadily since, and and things look really strong. We’re so thrilled for our patient!

At Bloom Acupuncture & Fertility, we love the data that BBT charting provides. Trends or patterns we identify in your charts help to guide our treatment plans. We adjust herbs, supplements, and acupuncture protocols based upon what we see in your BBT.

This is one of our favorite fertility tools!

Seriously, people, don’t my patients make the cutest babies?! I almost can’t handle it. I just want to snuggle and kiss ...
08/15/2023

Seriously, people, don’t my patients make the cutest babies?! I almost can’t handle it. I just want to snuggle and kiss those smooshy cheeks! She’s absolutely perfect.

This is the result of yet another amazing success story. This baby’s incredible mom worked really hard to get here, and I am so excited for her and her husband as they journey into this miraculous parenthood adventure.

This has been a month of many little miracles ✨⚡️. Lots of acupuncture babies coming into the world.

Welcome to the world, precious girl 💕.A lot of my patients are having babies this summer, and seeing photos of these lit...
08/11/2023

Welcome to the world, precious girl 💕.

A lot of my patients are having babies this summer, and seeing photos of these little miracles brings me infinite joy.

This beautiful baby came to a Mama who spent a long time regulating a very irregular menstrual cycle with some challenging hormonal imbalances. But when my patient was finally ready to TTC, she quickly became pregnant with this perfect baby.

Preparing your body and your reproductive system prior to TTC supports healthier hormone balance and healthier eggs, which leads to healthier babies.

One of our lovely patients just welcomed a perfect baby boy on Monday! We couldn’t be happier for him and his 2 incredib...
07/13/2023

One of our lovely patients just welcomed a perfect baby boy on Monday! We couldn’t be happier for him and his 2 incredible moms. They worked really, really hard for him!

His mom started seeing me last year after an unsuccessful egg retrieval. She followed all of my recommendations and made many lifestyle and nutrition changes. She added in new supplements. And her second retrieval was significantly better.

She had a subsequent smooth FET, and this little dude was the incredible result!

She continued with acupuncture throughout her pregnancy, and despite some previous health issues, she had a flawless pregnancy.

I’m so proud of all of the dedication and hard work she put into bringing him into the world.

Congratulations to his 2 amazing mamas!!

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This patient has been coming in regularly for about 5 months. Her cycles were inconsistent prior to seeing me. I created...
07/09/2023

This patient has been coming in regularly for about 5 months. Her cycles were inconsistent prior to seeing me. I created a custom Bloom Wellness Plan for her including acupuncture, supplements, lab work, and nutritional guidance, and she’s now pregnant naturally!

I love the information collected from BBT charting. It really helps to guide my treatment strategy. Patients have found to be an easy and rather stress-free way of tracking temps. There are multiple ways of tracking, and patients need to find what works best for them. And sometimes not tracking at all is what is best for some people! If it’s stressful to do, don’t do it, but if the data helps you, then it’s a great way to see where your body is at in each phase.

Congratulations 🎊 to this patient!

✨❤️ Our patients love Dr. Allison ❤️✨Dr. Allison likes to take an integrative and holistic approach to fertility and wom...
07/08/2023

✨❤️ Our patients love Dr. Allison ❤️✨

Dr. Allison likes to take an integrative and holistic approach to fertility and women’s health by focusing on the gut-brain axis, hormonal balance, mitochondrial strength, and the mind-body connection. She is an avid believer in the power of natural medicines and the ways in which a meditative and calm mind state can achieve almost any desired health outcome.

Dr. Allison is seeing patients Sunday through Thursday each week.

Link to book is in the bio or at bloomacu.com.

For whoever needs to hear this today.
07/05/2023

For whoever needs to hear this today.

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2525 Camino Del Rio S #225
San Diego, CA
92108

Opening Hours

Monday 12pm - 8pm
Tuesday 12pm - 8pm
Wednesday 9am - 3pm
Thursday 9am - 3pm
Friday 8am - 1pm
Sunday 10am - 2pm

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+16193243666

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I believe in a compassionate, connected, patient-centered approach to healing. I offer acupuncture, functional medicine, herbal medicine, nutritional plans, and lifestyle recommendations to optimize my patients’ health. My specialty is women’s healthcare including reproductive medicine, fertility, and pregnancy care, as well as general health and wellness. I use my many years of experience in this field to guide each of my patients on their own unique healthcare journey.

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