Heidi Hofelich, DACM, L.Ac, CMT, MSTOM

Acupuncture, Herbalist, and East Asian Medicine Specialist

Pain Management | Cupping| Advanced Clinical Nutrition | Aging Prevention Strategies | Battlefield Acupuncture

Dr. Hofelich’s Philosophy

Dr. Hofelich offers a true “East meets West” approach that brings into focus the physical, mental, and environmental influences on the body’s physiological and energetic systems. She focuses on the root causes of disease in Chinese Medicine including emotions, trauma, circadian rhythm, metabolism, diet, and environment while taking into account Western Medicine’s genetics, mold/chemical exposure, nutrition, hormone balance, and gut health.

What Makes Dr. Hofelich Different

In addition to a California State Board Licensed Acupuncturist, Dr. Hofelich holds a Doctorate of Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine, a Master’s of Science in Traditional East Asian Medicine, a diploma in Traditional East Asian Dermatology, and is also a Certified Massage Therapist.

Dr. Hofelich’s education included 4,000 hours of “hands on” clinical experience at Pacific college treatment centers In San Diego, The UCSD Cancer Center, Veteran’s Clinic, Acupuncturists Without Border’s San Diego Fire Relief, Rady’s Summer Medical Academy, The Global Clinic in the Dominican Republic, and mentorships at San Diego Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture and San Diego Cosmetic Acupuncture.

Modalities Utilized in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Her range of expertise on integrative modalities includes:

  • Pain management
  • Cupping
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Somatic Trauma Release
  • Reiki
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Dermatology
  • Chi Nei Tsang Abdominal Massage
  • Aging prevention strategies
  • Metabolism & Weight loss
  • Battlefield acupuncture
  • NADA protocol for anxiety, smoking cessation, stress, and PTSD
  • Pediatric Acupuncture & Family Medicine
  • The Elimination, Candida, Keto, Paleo, or Plant based diet plans.


Pacific College of Oriental Medicine · San Diego, CA  2015-2019

Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (DACM) 2019

Master of Science Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) 2018

Licensed Acupuncturist, Licensed Herbalist (L.Ac)

Licensed Massage Practitioner 2017

San Diego City College · San Diego, CA 2006-2014

Associates of Arts & Sciences: Liberal Arts

Academic Minors: Nutrition, Anthropology, Sustainable Agriculture

Professional Affiliations

California State Board Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac)

California State Board Licensed Herbalist (L.Ac)

Contact Us
Phone: 619-814-5500
Fax: 619-794-0260
3636 5th Avenue
San Diego CA, 92103

Office Hours
Mon-Thurs: 9am to 5pm
Friday: 9am to 2:00pm
Every 3rd Saturday of each month: 9am to 1pm