About Desiree

Desiree Merulli, L.Ac., EAMP, RYT, has practiced acupuncture in Seattle, WA for over 22 years.

Desiree Merulli has practiced acupuncture in Seattle, WA for over 22 years.

Desiree Merulli, L.Ac, EAMP, RYT

Founder, Acupuncturist, Yoga Teacher

Treatment Philosophy

Welcome to my practice.  I love my work! My clinic is boutique-style, focusing on each patient individually. I offer a suite of eastern medical, wellness and esthetic services, in addition to acupuncture.  (Many don’t even involve needles).

I have 22+ years clinical experience in pain management, injury recovery, stress reduction, microneedling, and cosmetic acupuncture procedures. I offer gentle, effective, procedures in a soothing environment, focused on patient comfort. Your questions about your health, treatment options, and costs are always welcome.

Fire cupping, tuning forks, gua sha, B12 Injections, electro acupuncture, and nourishing upgrades are available to enhance your treatment, leaving you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. I look forward to meeting you!

Areas Of Expertise

Pain Management

  • Sports injuries
  • Neuropathy & Nerve pain
  • Back, Neck, Shoulder, Knee, Ankle, Hand, Foot, Sciatica, Tendonitis, Arthritis, Hip, & Jaw Pain.
  • TMJ
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Post Surgical Healing
  • Car Accident Injury Recovery/PIP
  • L&I Back Pain Acupuncture program

Microneedling & Cosmetic Acupuncture

  • Facial Rejuvenation & Cosmetic Acupuncture Specialist
  • Microneedling
  • Nano Infusion
  • Microcurrent
  • Bio-Natural Cosmetic Injections
  • LED Therapy
  • Facial Gua sha
  • Scar reduction
  • Healthy Skin Balancing
  • Acne Treatment & Acne Scar Reduction
  • Hair Regrowth

Emotional Wellness & Lifestyle Balance

  • Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Emotional balancing
  • Wellness & Preventative Medicine
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Insomnia & Sleep Issues
  • Healthy Weight & body Composition Program
  • B12 Injections

Services Offered

  • Acupuncture
  • Electro-Acupuncture
  • Cosmetic Acupuncture
  • Microneedling
  • Point Injection Therapy
  • Fire Cupping
  • Microcurrent
  • Gua Sha
  • LED Therapy
  • B12 Injections

For a complete list of services and current pricing, please see my online booking platform, or contact me directly.

Professional Associations

  • Washington Acupuncture & Eastern Medicine Association-Board of Directors 2012-2015
  • Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) 2015-current.


  • Advanced Point Injection Therapy Deep Dive, FHC Continuing Education Seminars; 2023
  • MDerm 202: Microneedling For Hair Loss, Acumicro; 5/22/2022
  • Microneedling Certification, Acumicro; 2/11/2020
  • Advanced Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy, FHC Continuing Education Seminars; 2019
  • Functional Nutrition For The TCM Practitioner, FHC Continuing Education Seminars; 2019
  • Craniosacral 1, Seattle Manual Therapy; 2019
  • Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy Certification, FHC Continuing Education Seminars; 2018
  • Thai Yoga Massage, Soaring Crane; 2016
  • Next Level Teacher Training, Urban Yoga Spa; 2015
  • Tibetan Shirodhara, Diamond Way Ayurveda; 2015
  • Yoga Instructor Certification, Urban Yoga Spa; 2015
  • Neck, Head, Jaw & Intraoral Treatment Certification Endorsement; 2011
  • Qi Gong 5 Needle Scalp Acupuncture for Cancer/Tumor; 2011
  • Qi Gong Exercise and Qi Gong Needling methods; 2011
  • Meizen Cosmetic Acupuncture; 2009
  • Advanced Constitutional Facial Renewal Acupuncture; 2007
  • Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture Certification; 2002
  • Masters of Acupuncture, Northwest Institute of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine; 2001
  • Reiki Level I certified; 1998
  • Touch for Health I certified; 1998
  • Massage Practitioner Certificate, Bellevue Massage School; 1998
  • B.S. Portland State University, Zoology, Physiology and General Science; 1994

Licenses & Certifications

  • NCCAOM National Board Certified Acupuncturist; 2001
  • L.Ac., EAMP Licensed Acupuncturist, East Asian Medicine Practitioner WA state; 2001
  • LMP Licensed Massage Therapist WA State; 1998-2020
  • Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT 200 Yoga Alliance; 2015

Desiree holds national board certification by the NCCAOM, and is licensed by the state of Washington for Acupuncture & Eastern Medicine. She holds certification in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, Advanced Acupoint Injection Therapy, Microneedling, Reiki, and is a Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher.

Easy Online Booking is available.

I love my job. I love my work.

Paige Northrop
Paige Northrop
Fantastic, I’ve been going here for years and her acupuncture and cupping has saved my life and helped me eliminate pain. Highly recommend she is very talented and professional.
Merulli Acupuncture & Wellness
Based on 6 Reviews
sheila g.
sheila g.
2023-08-13 10:46:23
I had my first session of a Microcurrent facial, and it was a great experience. The salon is small, charming, and lovely. The treatment was soothing and...
Amy F.
Amy F.
2021-06-17 11:10:33
I have been coming to Desiree for a couple years, off and on. I initially came to her with neck, shoulder and some back pain due to stress. I had...
Victoria A.
Victoria A.
2014-07-08 17:36:34
I had an acupuncture session with Desiree today, and I absolutely loved it! Her website offered the convenience of booking online, so I was able to do it...
Cynthia L.
Cynthia L.
2014-03-22 22:20:37
Desiree Merulli could tell me that my parakeet died, a la 'Dumb and Dumber' and I would have responded calmly and coolly. She could tell me that fire ants...

Desiree Merulli has practiced acupuncture in Seattle, WA for over 20 years.