Welcome to Heavenly Stems Acupuncture! Melissa Margolis L.Ac. MSTCM is a licensed acupuncturist practicing since 2005. We offer an array of services including acupuncture, cupping, and herbal formulas.

Reopening January 2025.
New address!

2241 Central Ave. Suite H
Alameda, CA 94501

We are a Covid-safer business!

Masks (N95, KN95, KF94) required for all patients. Melissa wears an N95 mask at all times. The office is equipped with a medical grade HEPA filter. Focus is on creating a safer space for immune-compromised and at-risk patients, and for those who consider themselves Covid-cautious. Melissa is fully vaccinated and boosted.

In our initial reopening, we will only be able to accept insurance as an out-of-network provider, but this may change.

Thank you Alameda for your support all these years, since 2008! We love you!


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.


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)
  • 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.