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.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Heavenly Stems Acupuncture has been on temporary hiatus for acupuncture sessions since March 2020, which meant saying goodbye to our office location of the last 10 years. Reopening date TBD.

UPDATE FROM MELISSA: I am currently looking at Alameda office spaces for reopening in 2022. Taking a brief pause from looking during the January omicron surge. On request, we are happy to provide zoom tele-medicine herbal consultations for existing patients. Not currently accepting new patients.

Upon reopening, full Covid precautions will be taken for as long as is recommended by infectious disease experts, including pre-screening for respiratory symptoms, use of HEPA air purifiers, increased time between patients for room cleaning. Melissa will use an N95 mask, and masks will be required for all patients. No exceptions. Melissa is fully vaccinated and boosted, and asks the same of her patients. We are thankful to the scientists and epidemiologists who have provided so much hard work and expertise to control the pandemic, and we will continue to follow their guidelines for safety.

All insurance networks and out-of-pocket fees will remain the same as before. 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)
  • 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.