About TCA


Tempe Community Acupuncture is proud to be family owned.  Here at TCA, we believe high quality healthcare should be accessible, affordable, comfortable and simple.


We are community activists who work to support good health.  We go against convention, we are patient focused not profit-driven.  You won’t hear us throwing our titles around.  You won’t see us wearing lab coats.  We are proficient practitioners who look like, dress like, and act like our patients.  Community acupuncture is not a spa treatment that only the wealthy are able to afford.  It is not a luxury, it is health care.  We are committed to providing affordable alternatives in health care.  We are not acupuncturists, we are acupunks…

and proud of it!

Our Staff

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

Heidi is the full time ‘Acupunk’.  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 hiking, exploring, and hanging out with foster dogs.


Amanda Lewis, Clinic Manager

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.

Cynthia Nelson, Front Desk Sub

Cynthia is TCA’s Front Desk sub.  Cynthia has been a TCA acupuncture regular for a little over 3 years now. She is currently attending Arizona School of Nursing and plans to get her BSN.  Her goals include working in a hospital setting and becoming a travelling nurse. Her favorite activities, when not drowning herself in her studies, include spending time with her granddaughter, doing mind puzzles and listening to a variety of music like:  oldies, country, classic rock and top 40.