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January Wellness Promo: Shirodhara

Shirodhara, this month’s self care promo is both grounding and luxurious. Shiro in Sanskrit means head, and Dhara means flow. Shirodhara is the pouring of a luxurious stream of warm infused oil over the forehead.

Most people deeply relax and fall asleep during their session.

Wishing a Happy Winter!

January Self-Care!

  • Shirodhara
  • Collagen Eye Treatment

Book this month’s promo right here!

What are the benefits of Shirodhara?
▪ Reduces headaches, fatigue, stress, anxiety, and irritability
▪ Leaves your hair soft and silky
▪ Regulates the endocrine system
▪ Softens facial lines and refreshes your complexion
▪ Improves sleep
▪ Engages your parasympathetic nervous system, providing deep relaxation and mental clarity
▪ Enhances other therapies, such as yoga, acupuncture, massage and meditation

Promo includes one Shirodhara session + Collagen eye treatment.

Offer Ends 1.31.20

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Tips for Winter Blues


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10 Tips for Winter Blues

We’ve all been there before. Struggling to get out of bed, feeling lethargic and unmotivated. Here are some tips I’ve recommended to my patients over the years.

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  1. Create movement. Run. Dance. Treadmill. Walk up and down the stairs in your building. Even some light stretching or yoga at home will help clear out stagnation in your system. The physical and emotional body are interwoven. You may have noticed when you are really upset or really happy how it effects how your body feels. The principle holds true for changing your mood or mindset by moving your body.
  2. Go outside. Being outside in nature will lift your mood even if its yucky out. Look upward toward the sky and roll your shoulders back to a comfortable posture, rolling your hands/ thumbs outward. You’ll change the alignment of your body to a more open relaxed state-a much needed reprieve from the hunched forward texting pose.
  3. Eat well. Choosing leafy greens will provide nutrients and also cleanse stagnation. The bitterness of the greens improves digestion and will provide clean nutrition without a heavy feeling.
  4. Listen to vigorous uplifting music. Feel free to move or jump while listening. Avoid dismal sounding music.
  5. Treat yourself. Self care is crucial. This includes getting extra sleep if you need it.
  6. Brighten up your environment. Make sure you have adequate lighting at home and work, especially when the days are shorter. While natural sunlight is better, any light will stimulate your brain’s photoreceptors. If you are lying in bed, trying to find the motivation to get up, you can place your cell phone over your forehead/eyebrows (third eye center/Ajna chakra) and use that forbidden blue light that keeps us awake at night to help wake us up in the morning.
  7. Have a glass of water. An Ayurvedic hack to help someone feel better is to give them a glass of water. This works well whether its irritability or depression. We are all a little dehydrated and its easy to forget to drink water in the colder months. Water helps us recenter. You may also add just a pinch of sea salt to your water to help with electrolyte balance. Check with your physician first if you were told to avoid salt for any reason.
  8. Help others. Taking a moment to focus on something outside yourself will lighten your mood. Hold open doors for others, smile (see tip #9 if this bugs you), let people in during heavy traffic, send a note to someone.
  9. Smile. This is contraversial for some as being told to smile and be nice isn’t always in your best interest. In this case though, I am suggesting you smile for yourself first. There is a neurological connection between your facial expression and your mood. Smiling makes you feel and look better too.
  10. Come in for a tune-up. Acupuncture can lift your mood and boost your metabolism.


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11 Anxiety Tips

As we transition into the Fall and Winter season, I am reminded of how many people suffer from anxiety. Whether its from social pressures or the natural darker weather months, here are my top 11 anxiety tips:

Anxiety can be treated with acupuncture.
You Don’t Need To Suffer From Anxiety. Image ©  lassedesignen 

  1. Take a time-out.  This little hack shouldn’t be limited to kids.  Stepping back from a stressful situation or person will give you some perspective and allow you to think and respond more clearly.
  2. Set boundaries.  This goes for your time commitments, activities, friendships, work and health.   Establishing boundaries is a form of self-respect and self-care.
  3. Eat nutritional meals on schedule with your body’s needs.  Keep healthy snacks like nuts and avocados around for a quick fuel source when you’re under pressure. 
  4. Limit stimulants such as alcohol and caffeine, which can aggravate anxiety. 
  5. Get proper sleep. Most people are sleep deprived. Try a calming Valerian or chamomile tea a few hours before bedtime.  Melatonin supplements can be helpful if you start with a lose dose and increase as needed.  Always ask your healthcare provider first about supplements and interactions with your current medications and health conditions.
  6. Take a warm bath.  Water can be very grounding for most people.
  7. Exercise.  Find a type of movement that is fun. Dance, walk, yoga, even walking around the block or up the stairs at work will help you rebalance.
  8. Take deep breaths.  Focus on exhaling out longer than you inhale.  This will help calm and reset your nervous system.
  9. Do the best you can and be kind to yourself.
  10. Go outside. Even If the weather is gloomy, the fresh air will help rebalance your mood and move out stagnant energy.
  11. Get Acupuncture. In a recent study, acupuncture outperformed drug for anxiety treatment.
Acupuncture helps ease anxiety
Acupuncture helps ease anxiety. Image © Antonio Guillem 

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L&I Covers Acupuncture

Injured At Work? Acupuncture Can Return You To Your Job Faster.

The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) will now cover up to 10 acupuncture treatments in WA State for back pain related to a work injury.

The criteria for coverage is that the pain must be a lumbar/low back pain work related injury. All you need to do is file a claim with your supervisor or HR department, and see your doctor for an acupuncture referral for L&I benefits.

I am a registered provider for Acupuncture L&I benefits. Please bring in your claim number and I will take care of the billing for you.

 

New Patient Forms

Suffering from back pain at office. Get Relief With Acupuncture.


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November VIP Wellness

B12 Improves Your Health

Your November VIP Wellness has arrived!

This treatment is perfect for the winter months and may also be added on to any service.

Wishing a Happy Autumn!

See you soon,
Desiree

November Self-Care!

This month I am featuring The Double Energy Boost: Enhance your energy, metabolism, and detoxification while improving your skin and mood.

Includes one B12 injection with one session of Celluma LED Light Therapy. Most people can benefit from a B12 injection, particularly those who live a busy life, are athletes, seniors, vegetarians, vegans, and those on medications or with digestive issues. The addition of LED therapy increases the production of collagen & elastin, increases blood circulation, decreases inflammation, brightening skin and mood

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LED THERAPY
B12 INJECTION


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October Wellness VIP Promo!

Its time to relax and restore yourself with this month’s VIP Package: Cosmetic Acupuncture + Aromatherapy Scalp Massage.

Lift & sculpt the face while revitalizing your body from within.

Promotes collagen production & reduces wrinkles & stress in the face.

Includes indulgent massage of the face + Luxuriant Scalp massage infused with organic essential oils.
Aromatherapy Scalp Massage
Cosmetic Acupuncture + Aromatherapy Scalp Massage $135 (Value $145)
Cosmetic Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation

Book your October VIP Wellness session right here

Package Includes Cosmetic Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation + Aromatherapy Scalp Massage.

Limited Time Offer: Purchase Between 10/1-10/31.

Not combinable with other offers or insurance.
Book Your VIP Wellness Session!

Check out this post for Cosmetic Acupuncture FAQ


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Easy Savory Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl

Savory Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl

Sometimes you just need a quick and easy breakfast with no drama. This is a shredded garnet yam pan-fried in avocado oil until soft. Topped with avocado of course. Sprinkled with Trader Joe’s Mushroom salt, Himalayan Sea Salt, Yellow Bird Jalapeno sauce and black cumin seeds (the smaller black dots) and black sesame seeds. Black cumin is anti-inflammatory, helps to lower LDL cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and lower blood glucose. It also happens to taste good.

Ingredients:

1 Yam shredded

1 Tablespoon Avocado Oil

Broccolini

1/2 Avocado

1/2 teaspoon Black Sesame Seeds

1/2 teaspoon Black Cumin Seeds

1 Teaspoon Trader Joe’s Mushroom Salt Powder

Yellow Bird Jalepeno Sauce or Sriracha to garnish

Method:

Peel and shred yam into long threads.

Pan fry yam shreds in avocado oil on medium heat stirring constantly until soft.

Toss in broccolini and cook until tender.

Sprinkle in mushroom salt.

Place in bowl and top with sesame and cumin seeds and serve with Sriracha and sea salt.

Fried eggs would also be great as a topping.

Enjoy!


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The Importance of B12 In Your Wellness Program

Your body needs B12 to ensure proper cell function and metabolism. For some individuals, B12 isn’t well absorbed through diet or in capsule form and injections can provide better absorption. After B12 injections, many patients feel a natural restoration of their energy.  This procedure, called Acu-Point Injection, places B12 into the most powerful acupuncture points so you get the added benefits of circulation through the meridian system along with activation of the acupuncture point.

Who Can Benefit?

Most people can benefit from a B12 injection, particularly those who live a busy life, are athletes, seniors, vegetarians, vegans, and those on medications or with digestive issues.

What Are The Benefits?

  • Boosts Energy & Reduces Fatigue
  • May Improve Your Mood
  • Decreases Anxiety & Depression
  • Improves Sleep
  • May Improve Heart Health By Decreasing Homocysteine Levels
  • Supports Healthy Hair, Skin & Nails
  • Improves Metabolism
  • Helps Anemia
  • Reduces PMS & Menopause Symptoms
  • Reduces & Clear Acne
  • Improves Mental Fogginess
  • More Efficient Workouts

Oral B12 Vs. Injection:  What’s the Difference In Benefits?

Many people have poor absorption of nutrients due to diet, medications, digestive issues and other health conditions. Injections can be absorbed more readily and can be given intramuscularly or subcutaneously.

How Long Does It Take?

B12 Injections are easy and take less than 15 minutes.  B12 is gently placed in acupuncture points on the lower leg while you are seated or resting your eyes for a moment on the table.  It’s an efficient way to boost your energy and health and easily fits into your day.  The recommended frequency will depend on your health goals. 

Your first injection includes an allergy test at no additional charge.  Please allow 30 minutes for your first injection.  Follow up injections take less than 5 minutes.

Does It Hurt?

I use a very tiny gauge needle and most of my patients barely feel the injection.

Book Your B12 Today!

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September Wellness Package!

You are invited to saunter into fall with the ultimate seasonal tune-up:

Acupuncture + 30 Minute massage

May your autumn be filled with peace and relaxation.

See you soon,

Desiree

Acupuncture + 30 Minute Massage Therapy $150 (Value $175)

Book your September wellness session right here

Acupuncture:
* Improves your mental focus & productivity.
* Reduces the effects of stress on your body.
* Calms your mind.
* Improves your sleep
* increases your energy

Package Includes Acupuncture Treatment + 30 Massage Therapy session.

Limited Time Offer: Purchase Online Between 9/3-9/30.

Not combinable with other offers or insurance.


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August Self Care Promo!

You are invited to take time for yourself at Merulli Acupuncture & Wellness.

This month I am featuring The Cosmetic Acupuncture + LED package.

Wishing a Happy Summer!

See you soon,

Desiree


Cosmetic Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation + Celluma LED Light Therapy $145 ($165 Value)

Book your self care right here!

Lift & sculpt the face while revitalizing your body from within. Promotes collagen production & reduces acne, wrinkles & stress in the face.

The addition of LED therapy increases the production of collagen & elastin, increases blood circulation, decreases inflammation, improving skin and mood.

Includes Cosmetic Acupuncture Treatment, face massage + Celluma LED Light Therapy session.

Upgrade your skin and wellbeing!

Desiree Merulli, L.Ac., EAMP, RYT, is nationally board certified by the NCCAOM, and is licensed by the state of Washington for Acupuncture Eastern Medicine and Massage Therapy.

She holds additional certification in Cosmetic Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation, Acupoint Injection Therapy, Reiki, and is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200).

Desiree maintains an active lifestyle with Yoga, Running and Crossfit and teaches free weekly Power Vinyasa classes.