"Heidi is the most amazing acupuncturist and healer I have ever been to! Her treatments are extremely effective and she has the knowledge to treat a vast array of ailments. All the mutual patients we have shared in the past are astonished with her results."
Dr. Gayle Fischer, DPT, MPT
"Heidi was highly recommended to me from my Surgeon. I’ve tried acupuncture in the past which was unsuccessful, therefore, initially I was reluctant to make an appointment. While in excruciating pain and desperate for relief, I contacted Heidi. Within 4 visits my pain level subsided significantly. Her treatment plan was unique to my specific pain. Heidi has a gift to heal with her knowledge of acupuncture. Heidi is kind, compassionate and truly listened to my concerns. She is a true professional in her field."
"I just wanted to let you know that my back has been 100% since seeing you. It's completely amazing to me that you got me back tip-top in just two sessions! You have an amazing talent/skill/gift (whatever you want to call it). Also, thank you for being such a great listener and offering me such good advice, which I truly value, and has helped me immensely. You really are an amazing person, and if there's anyone, anywhere, that I'd say has discovered their true calling - it is without question you."
“I have suffered from anxiety disorder for most of my life and have sought various treatments without much success. However, the acupuncture I receive from Heidi successfully treats my anxiety and has changed my life. The treatments are more therapeutic and calming than taking medications for anxiety. Acupuncture with Heidi has been the most effective and long term solution for treating my disorder. I fully recommend Heidi, and in fact bring my whole family to see her for all our health issues.”
"I decided to meet with Heidi for a consultation (even though I was very skeptical about acupuncture) but as a new mom I was desperate for some help. Within a few minutes of meeting with Heidi I felt such a sense of peace and comfort from her gentle & caring disposition. I was due to have wrist surgery the following week so I decided to jump on board right away and give acupuncture try. It is such a relaxing atmosphere and I felt instant relief. I even cancelled my surgery and I'm happy to report that I have yet to have any issues 3 months later. Not only has Heidi helped me with my wrist, but she has helped with anxiety and stress, and magically cured a cold. I feel like a million bucks every time I see her and I definitely believe she is absolutely gifted in her practice! I am an acupuncture pusher now! She has changed my life!"
"I decided to try acupuncture after 2 years of run arounds with my dr, a chiropractor, and an ortho from a dislocated rib and muscle spasms and inflammation that lingered.. i was refered to heidi and was blown away at her knowledge and professionalism.. she was very attentive and answered all my questions, showed me exercises to do at home, taught me how to use correct posture, and had suggestions about inflammation ruducing diets, ALL before she starting the acupuncture part of the visit.. so far ive had a lot of relief, and woke up feeling a lot better.. im very excited to start the process of healing my back and seeing heidi once week"
“Each treatment I receive from Heidi is a gift. She not only has a great understanding of the modality, she also uses her gentle intuition to customize each session. She gives me her undivided attention each time, and I always feel very taken care of.”
"I was suffering from pain in my left shoulder which would travel down into my left bicep when I went for my daily walk. I didn’t want to take pain meds, I wasn’t able to stretch the pain out and massage couldn’t relieve it. My husband said he had heard that acupuncture was an option for relieving pain, so I googled acupuncture in Charleston. A list of licensed practitioners came up and I looked for the one with the most experience. Heidi Alexander had three times more experience than anyone else on the list, so I emailed her that very night. By the next morning, Heidi had replied to my email. We made arrangements to talk on the phone about my concerns and, after a short conversation, she thought she could help. She fit me in that same afternoon. My muscles were so tight that Heidi could hardly get the needles in, but she is an experienced professional and she persevered! She worked on me for two hours and by the time I left, I felt noticeable relief. After two more sessions, my shoulder pain was gone!! That was over nine months ago, and I have not had a recurrence of that pain. All that pain relief at a very reasonable cost!!"
“Heidi, I just wanted to tell you again how grateful I am for all you have done for me. I truly believe that I would not be where I am today without your help! I have learned so much from you . . . listening to my body more, stress relieving techniques, and so much more! I think what you do is wonderful and you have a gift and I am so glad you shared it with me. Thanks again for everything! : )”
“A major, big ginormous thank you for all that you have done for Cheri, Alex, and Me. You have done more than you know and we are so grateful for you and all that you have done! From helping calm stressful days to fixing knees…You are an angel.”
“This was unlike any other acupuncture treatment I've had. I feel amazingly better. I can move without pain. You are an acusurgeon!”
“My experience with Heidi has been fantastic since my first visit! She spent a good 30 minutes with me beforehand identifying problem areas to work on. She went through diet, exercise, medications, overall health and well-being and explained what acupuncture could do for all them. Heidi is very patient and explains what she is doing every step of the way. I have noticed a huge difference in the level of anxiety I experience on a daily basis. I no longer am taking any sleeping medications at night and I haven't had a panic attack since I started with her! My PMS has decreased significantly and I just FEEL better overall.”
“You are an angel. I can't tell you how much I respect you and appreciate you. Thank God you told me to hurry and get into urgent care. You were right, it was cellulitis. Even the doctor was impressed and said that you are quite a diagnostician! Thank you so much.”
“In March I went skiing and had an accident. I tore my ACL, MCL and meniscus. I was in a lot of pain and had a lot of swelling. I decided to do some acupuncture on my knee before my surgery which was 8 weeks away. On the first appointment my swelling went down dramatically. By the third appointment it was down 80% and most of my pain was gone. After I went for surgery the swelling came back so I decided to keep doing my acupuncture and P.T. together in order to get better ASAP. My physical therapist was impressed on how the swelling was going away and also on knee motion. I am doing great. I can honestly say that it did work for me.”
Heidi was very knowledgeable, professional, and yet sympathetic to my pain. After 6 treatments, I went from no mobility and a lot of pain in my shoulders and neck, to being almost pain free with nearly normal rotation of my neck. I am so very pleased at this outcome. I was feeling as if I would be incapacitated for the rest of my life. I have recommended Heidi to several of my friends and family. Thank you, Heidi, for enabling me to get back to my normal activities again!”
“I feel great and empowered. The sciatica is gone. I feel very happy. You've made a big difference in my life.”
“This was one of the most profound experiences I've ever had. Since our session last week, this is the first time in my life I've felt bliss. I don't feel anger inside for the first time in many years.”
"Ms. Heidi Alexander is by far the best partitioner as an Acupuncturist. As an individual she is very compassionate with empathy for people, never judgemental. She is constantly learning, taking classes, attending seminars to improve her techniques to help her patients. My rating for her would be “Outstanding “... she is a wonderful listener and with her expertise comes up with the solution to your problem. Heidi is always very professional and makes you feel totally comfortable in your surroundings...She helps with digestion, inflammation, arthritis, knee and shoulder issues, allergies, sinuses, smoking, sleeping and the list goes on."
"I just wanted to let you know that since my last visit my neck has been amazing! It hasn't felt this good in... well, as long as I can remember. And my back too! It's all feeling really, really, good!
“I was reluctant and a skeptic, but I can honestly say that I am now a true believer in acupuncture and more specifically Heidi's expertise. I highly recommend Heidi.”
"I want to express my deepest gratitude for all of your help using acupuncture with my many physical and emotional issues. I am amazed and impressed with the level of experience and knowledge of the body that you possess. I am especially grateful for the relief in pain in upper back, lower back and right hip. I went through a tough time emotionally recently and the stress relief and emotional healing were amazing. You did acupuncture for pain, PTSD, energy balancing, menopause, and high blood pressure, which all worked very well. From day one, I was amazed at how you are able to work in such a holistic fashion. You always know when I do not get enough sleep or if I am not eating well, which helps me to stay on track. In addition to your intuitive sense of where to place the needles, you are always very conscious of making sure I am comfortable during the treatment. Thank you again for all your help with these issues."
"I have been seeing Heidi for treatment for several months and just adore her! I began working with her while I was pregnant and she was an integral part of my care during that time. I have been seeing her post baby for continued care as I was so happy with her leading up to delivery. Heidi listens to your needs and treats accordingly. Her care isn’t general or “standard,” she takes the time to find out what you need and how she can help. I came to her from another acupuncturist who I knew for years so I had the natural apprehension of switching to a new practitioner, but I was quickly put to ease. I recommend anyone I know to Heidi. Charleston is lucky to have such a great practitioner."
"Heidi is one of the most skilled acupuncture practitioners I've ever been to. I was suffering from a lingering upper respiratory infection that wasn't responding to holistic or traditional treatments. She improved my symptoms, my energy and got me back in the game. She is smart, kind and practical. You will love her!"
“I have shared with many people what a good person you are and how committed you are as a caregiver. You are very special and I have the utmost respect for you. Thank you for the gift of your careful attention and professionalism. You made a difference in my life.”
“You are such a wonderful healer. You were the only one who saw 'me' when I was suffering so horribly when I couldn't sleep. I will forever be grateful for your understanding and care of my energy.”
“Heidi, We just wanted to thank you for all you did during our IVF transfer. We are eight weeks pregnant and feel that the acupuncture we received from you contributed greatly to our success. We can't thank you enough!”
G.S. & T.S.
I decided to try acupuncture after a traumatic loss which was mentally and physically debilitating. My chest was tight with anxiety and my mind was all over the place. I felt paralyzed in all forms. It was hard to find calmness or relief from my reality, my back ached, my chest was tight, I had no motivation, and I couldn't take a deep breath. Heidi has listened to my every word, concern, and physical and mental aches. She finds a way to bring ease to your body while opening channels to feel a deeper, less constricted breath. The tightness I held in my upper back decreased the moment she added the needles in. By the end of the appointment my chest had found a physical release that my mind couldn't give it. This was so important to me. It wasn't as tight because she was able to relieve the tension and pressure that had built up. That night I slept well and the next day I found myself full of energy without as much back pain. She found a way to calm my nervous system by stimulating areas in my ear which brought my bodies systems into a more harmonious place.
“I REALLY appreciate all of your help throughout my ENTIRE pregnancy process. I strongly believe that I wouldn't have these 2 little miracles in our lives if it hadn't been for you. You are absolutely amazing!!!!!!!”
“My labor only lasted 3 hours. It was easy compared to my first pregnancy. I told the nurse it was the acupuncture that made all the difference - and I'm convinced it was.”
“During my first pregnancy, I struggled with severe nausea. When I became pregnant a second time, I thought I would have to quit work because nausea returned in full force. With 2 acupuncture treatments a week for about a month, my symptoms reduced by 85-90%! Much to my delight, I was able to keep working. I'm now into my second trimester and feeling great.”
“Huge praises . . . baby is developing well! What a huge relief. Thank you Heidi for being such a big supporter in our pregnancy.”
"I have been seeing Heidi now for several months, for a complicated condition- which has shown improvements since my treatments. She is an excellent practitioner- she listens intently, is very insightful and kind. I highly recommend her."
“Thank you for helping us create our beautiful daughter. We appreciate the care you provided and look forward to working with you again to expand our family.”
“As someone who struggled with infertility for 3+ years, recurrent miscarriage and has a fear of needles, I was fairly uneasy when my fertility doctor mandated I start acupuncture at least 3 months before my In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedure. After procrastinating and procrastinating, I finally called Heidi. At my first appointment I found Heidi to be caring, professional and very knowledgeable. She spent a significant amount of time talking with me about my history with infertility and general health. Both Heidi and her office decor are calming and refreshing. The needles weren't bad either. Ultimately, I found each session to be very relaxing. After only 1 month of acupuncture, I got pregnant! No IVF necessary! I continued my once weekly appointments with Heidi through the end of my first trimester, as recommended. I am now 17 weeks and well on my way to having our baby boy in June.”
“I came to Heidi for breech presentation at 35 weeks. She was recommended by my husband's colleague whose wife had success turning her breech baby with Heidi. After just one treatment, my baby turned that night!”
“Heidi was recommended to me by my infertility doctor when I was trying to get pregnant with my second child. I admit I was somewhat hesitant, as I come from an insurance background. She helped me through two failed IUIs and one failed IVF attempt – until I was successful with the second attempt. The high doses of infertility drugs can be physical and mentally difficult to handle, and I would not have been able to manage the emotional and physical aspects of infertility treatment without Heidi. She combined mental health (without being too touchy feely) and nutrition (without being preachy), along with acupuncture. Since she works with all the big infertility offices in town, she knows all their processes and policies and can help you with the information overload. She becomes your biggest supporter! I continued with Heidi during my pregnancy. My OB/GYN was very pleased to hear that I was doing acupuncture during pregnancy, stating his practice “strongly encourages it.” Having gone through one pregnancy without Heidi and one pregnancy under Heidi’s care, I can say she made a big positive difference. Heidi helped ease the side effects of high doses of progesterone during my first and second trimesters. As my due date came and went, I was told by my doctor that the baby was not coming on its own and I was scheduled for an induction. Having had an induction with my first child, I absolutely wanted to avoid having another one. On the same day, in the afternoon, I went to Heidi for a session who used points to encourage labor. I left feeling good. During the next 24 hours there was a definite change in how I was feeling and the baby’s activity levels. The next night my water broke and I went into labor naturally. I have continued with Heidi after giving birth. After two plus years of infertility treatment and then a pregnancy she has helped me clear my system from the hormones and start helping me feel back to my old self again. I have recommended Heidi to a co-worker, next door neighbor and two friends – all going through infertility treatment. I would recommend her to anyone, as she truly made a huge difference in my life!”
"Heidi has been incredible in working out the issues I have been experiencing in my neck, back and shoulders...Heidi is very caring and gentle, and at the same time confident and precise. I was amazed after the first treatment at how much better I felt, and have continued to feel exponentially better every week as the treatments continue."
"I don't even know where to begin to try to thank you for always being there for me through some of the hardest times in my life, and also being there to share that beautiful genuine smile of yours in times of celebration! You are so much more than my favorite acupuncturist ever, you are a caring and wonderful soul that I am so very blessed I got to share some time with in this amazing universe. You will never know just how much you helped me navigate my life."
"Heidi gave me unbelievable compassion and patience. I cannot begin to describe the experience nor the gratitude I feel for Heidi's courage, knowledge, and compassion to help me in a way that no one else has ever done."
Thank you for everything over the past few years - as I had mentioned, you without a doubt were one of the few to see me in some of my darkest moments, and I really do believe our relationship was a very therapeutic outlet for me and I can't thank you enough. Without you, we wouldn't have been introduced to Creative Adoptions, and wouldn't have the best thing in the entire world - because of that, I'll think of you often!!
“Thank you so much for everything you've helped me with in my life!! If it weren't for you, I would still be a lost soul. You've given me guidance and strength. I will never forget you and your wonderful skills.”