About TCA

Here at TCA, we believe high quality alternative healthcare should be accessible, affordable, comfortable and simple.  We are a small clinic that is patient focused rather than profit-driven.

Tempe Community Acupuncture is proud to be family owned and operated. We have several people that are involved in the behind the scenes part of clinic operations.  These are the smiling faces you will see at the clinic every day!

Our Staff

Heidi McHardy, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac., Acupunk

Heidi is the full time ‘Acupunk’, she has given over 35,000 treatments at TCA!  Heidi has a Master of Science degree in Acupuncture.  She studied at both the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture.  She is nationally board certified by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine and fully licensed in the state of Arizona.  She has also studied under several great mentors on a one on one basis for specialized training.  After a lifetime of moving around the country, Heidi decided to put roots down, make Arizona home, and get “Stuck in Tempe”.  Heidi utilizes a variety of gentle techniques that combine different systems in order to help restore health and alleviate pain.   When she is not busy doing acupuncture she can be found riding her bicycle, camping and exploring.

Saja Lynn, L.Ac., M.S.O.M., Substitute AcuPunk

Saja is a graduate of Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture (PIHMA). She began her path toward a career in acupuncture in 2004, when she had her first set of acupuncture treatments, and fell in love with the modality. Then, while in school at PIHMA, she learned about Community Acupuncture and felt she had finally found her place in the beautiful medicine she had been studying. She is amazed every day by how much acupuncture can help people. By being a Community Acupuncturist, she is able to see her skills benefit a greater number of people, which allows her heart to sing.

Saja helps out as a substitute AcuPunk when Heidi is out of town.


Amanda Lewis, Clinic Director

Amanda is the TCA greeter, receptionist, organizational mastermind, cashier, the list goes on and on.  She does a little bit of everything as clinic manager, from scheduling to inventory.  Her enthusiasm and skills keep TCA running super smoothly.  She is known for her optimism, love of Christmas music, and peppy spirit.