Welcome to Heavenly Stems Acupuncture! Melissa Margolis L.Ac. MSTCM is a licensed acupuncturist in practice 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 thus far during the pandemic, which meant saying goodbye to our office location of the last 10 years.

NEW UPDATE FROM MELISSA: I have begun searching for a new office location on the island of Alameda to resume practicing in person. Location and Opening Date TBD, estimated sometime in early summer of 2021. I look forward to reconnecting with my community and providing quality care for your health needs!

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 a KN95 mask, and face coverings will be required for all patients. No exceptions. Melissa is fully vaccinated. 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.