Welcome to Heavenly Stems Acupuncture! Melissa Margolis L.Ac. MSTCM is a licensed acupuncturist who has been practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionally since 2005. Offerings include acupuncture, Chinese herbal formulas, and holistic nutrition.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Heavenly Stems Acupuncture is on hiatus for acupuncture sessions during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are saying goodbye to our old office, which has been our home for over 10 years, and will reopen in early 2021 in a new, more private location in Alameda, Location and Opening Date TBD.

We look forward to serving our community in person in the near future! Serving Alameda since 2008.


Melissa’s technique is gentle and nurturing, aimed at creating a comfortable and relaxing experience for her patients. She is experienced with many sensitive and first-time acupuncture patients. Treatments are highly personalized and include education and lifestyle tips to empower patients to improve their own health.


Specialties include:

  • Pain relief (neck pain & stiffness, back pain, hip pain, frozen shoulder, sciatica, knee pain, tennis elbow, jaw pain, carpal tunnel, tendonitis,¬†¬†plantar fascitis, fibromyalgia, muscle cramps)
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Insomnia
  • Stress reduction
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness, vertigo
  • Digestive problems (nausea, bloating, gastritis, GERD, IBS, Crohn’s disease)
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Women’s health (menstrual cramps, irregular periods, fibroids, PCOS, fertility issues, pregnancy support, menopause support)
  • Emotional balancing (depression, anxiety, mood swings)

Heavenly Stems Acupuncture accepts many insurance providers.