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January Wellness Promo

We could all use some restorative bright light and self care this time of year.

LED Therapy is one of my favorite modalities.

This month I wanted to offer you a free LED session with any Treatment ($30 Value).

Simply select the LED add-on to your service while booking online.

LED therapy enhances collagen & circulation, & decreases inflammation & helps heal acne.

Promo Ends 1/31/2021

See you soon. 🙂

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November Wellness Promo!

B12 Injection  + Essential Oil Scalp Massage $30 (Reg. $37)

Enhance your energy, metabolism, skin & mood.

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

Includes one B12 injection + Essential Oil Scalp Massage.

Book yBook your November Wellness Here  

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Clinic Updates & Insurance

Insurance Benefits

There is still time left between now and year end to use your insurance benefits.

Fall/Winter Clinic Hours

Tues-Fri 9:30-5:30 
Sat 10-3 
I will be closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. 🙂

Open Enrollment Ends 12/15/20 for 2021

The 2021 Open Enrollment Period runs from Sunday, November 1 through Tuesday, December 15, 2020. Now is the time to review your current plan or shop for coverage if you don’t have insurance.

Shop here (outside WA State) 
Shop here (WA State) WA Health Plan Finder 

3 New Insurance Plans Added

Help for veterans is here! I am excited to announce that I’m set up to bill the VA insurance plan for acupuncture. If you are a veteran, or know a veteran who needs help with pain and stress/anxiety (my specialities) I’m here to help.

Apple Health/CHPW insurance and Amerigroup is now approved and available.

I’m contracted with most health insurance plans, and I’m also happy to bill your PIP insurance for motor vehicle accidents. Please call/text/email if you have questions about your coverage.

Proactive Wellness For Fall

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September Wellness

Proactive Wellness

Hi There!

Your September Wellness Treatment is here!

These days people are becoming more proactive about their health.

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 people feel a natural restoration of their energy.

The addition of LED Therapy increases blood circulation and decreases pain
& inflammation while making your skin glow.

This treatment is very restorative on its own, or may be combined with any session. 🙂

Wishing a Happy Fall!

See you soon,


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Mental Health Fall Focus

Mental Health Fall Focus

I hope you are feeling strong and healthy and enjoying the beautiful transition into fall. I find myself spending more time hiking/biking outdoors and soaking up the sunlight.

Autumn has arrived and with it comes shorter days. This year has brought all of us many challenges, and I’ve noticed an uptick in reported feelings of anxiety, depression and stress within my patients and also my community.

Chronic isolation isn’t good for anyone’s physical health or mental wellness. I encourage you to reach out and check on the people in your community. I recommend using the phone (voice or video) to see how they really are and let them know how you are. This benefits both you and them. Its also helpful to smile at people through your mask and make eye contact. ☺

Please let me know if you are feeling stressed, anxious, or not sleeping well. I am here to help you.

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Clinic Safety Protocols

I am grateful you are continuing to wear masks at my clinic and rescheduling your appointments when any covid-like symptoms are present.

For additional safety, I have installed a doorbell on my clinic suite door. I’ve added extra time between appointments, and I’m checking temperatures and screening for symptoms upon arrival.

As always, I sanitize all surfaces between appointments and maintain fresh airflow by keeping the windows open and UV air filters running.

Clinic Safety Protocols

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New! Microneedling With Desiree

As a acupuncturist specializing in holistic rejuvenation and wellness, I am excited to offer a new service to help my patients feel their best.

Microneedling is one of the earlier forms of acupuncture. The 7 Star Hammer or Plum Blossom Needle was used since ancient times for healing, rejuvenation and even hair loss.

Dermal pens are a modern version of these tools. I use a medical grade, professional use only device for my patients. This device penetrates the skin to the ideal depth to create collagen induction and tighten and lift the skin.

What Can Microneedling Treat?

  • Acne Scars & Other Scars
  • Fine Lines & Moderate Wrinkles
  • Pore Size
  • Texture & Tone
  • Photo Aging & Sun Damage
  • Pigmentation Imbalances
  • Hair Loss
  • Dry Skin

What is included with each session?

With every session, medical grade hyaluronic serum is applied to your skin to increase hydration and skin healing. I also include a numbing cream soothing facial mask.

Get Glowing Skin

You may upgrade your treatment with Plant Stem Cell serums to address specific concerns such as under eye discoloration and drooping, pigmentation imbalances, & skin firming for additional fee.

As always please reach out with any questions or to book your free consultation.

See you soon.



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Clinic Updates

Hi Everyone!

Hope you are doing well and taking time to care for yourself this summer. 🙂

Now Open Normal Hours For All Treatments
My clinic is open to support you. I am excited to offer all the regular treatments including cosmetic/rejuvenation procedures and B12 Injections. Please check in if you are feeling stressed, anxious, or not sleeping well. I am here to help you. If you are unable to come in to the clinic, I am offering Virtual Visits through an easy to use program.

The clinic hours are T-F 9:30-6 and Sat 10-3.

New Insurance Plans!
I have enrolled in two of the Apple Care health plans: CHPW and Amerigroup. If you have lost your health insurance, you may be able to get health insurance through the Apple Care program. I’m set up with Amerigroup now, and my CHPW provider contract will start shortly.

City of Seattle Offers Free Covid-19 Testing
If you have any symptoms of cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, or have been exposed, you can now sign up online for a free test.

Quick Workout Moves For WFH
This video demonstrates simple moves to stay active at home. Created by University Hospitals.
As always, please reach out with any questions. 🙂 See you soon. Desiree
Staying healthy during coronavirus

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Tips For Staying Healthy During Coronavirus

I’ve focused on strengthening your immune system with tips for staying healthy during coronavirus and beyond. Many people are stressed right now due to the fear surrounding the novel coronavirus. I am certain you have already heard enough tips about hand washing so I won’t review that.

I’ve posted some tips that I recommend to my patients as daily self care and during any cold/flu season.

Take A Breath…

By breathing out more slowly than you are breathing in, you will automatically calm your nervous system. Focusing on lengthening the exhale will also take the work out of this effort. The inhales will come naturally. Do this for a few moments anytime you’re feeling stressed.

Prioritize Sleep

Tips for Staying Healthy

Do all the things we know we should do regarding sleep. Go to be early. Don’t read the phone or watch TV in bed. Make your room dark and comfortable but not too warm. Take a warm bath before bed.

Have dinner earlier so you are not overfull when climbing into bed.

Get Your Daily Movement In, But If You Are Sick, Don’t Overdo it.

Take a walk outside, even just around the block with help your immune system. You need access to nature and outside air. Exercise helps to move the lymph system which is critical for immune health.

Gentle yoga or stretching at home is very helpful and grounding. Many yoga studios now are even offering online courses so you may practice at home if needed. Plus there are numerous youtube yoga and workout courses available.

Take Specific Supplements

Take specific supplements to boost your immune system. I provided general tips below for you to discuss with your health provider. Please check with your doctor and pharmacist first before taking any new supplements, herbs or foods, as they may interfere with your current medications or be contraindicated for you.

I’m offering medical grade supplements through Fullscript with a 10% discount when you click on my dispensary icon below. Feel free to browse the store on your own or let me know if you need recommendations.

Vitamin C, Zinc, selenium, and Vitamin D are very important to maintain a healthy immune system. Especially Vitamin C-Please read this article.

All of these have immune boosting and antioxidant qualities. Zinc can upset some patient’s stomachs, so look for a glycinate form and take it with food.

Oil of oregano helps reduce the viral load on your body. Its available as a tincture (oil or alcohol base) form and as capsules. You may also add a few drops to water to clean and disinfect your home.

Receive 10% off Professional Grade Supplements

I have set up an online dispensary through Fullscript. Use the link below to receive 10% off all your supplements.

Essential Oils Are Great Selfcare

Ellen Geary, Acupuncturist, Herbalist, and long-time colleague of mine offers a wide range of essential oils, more than what I stock in the clinic. She is happy to personally coach you on how to use them.

Eat The Right Foods

Tips For Staying Healthy During Coronavirus

Stay healthy with foods that are right for your body and avoid the junk foods and sugary items that mess with your gut biome. Getting enough greens daily helps with mood and digestion, nourishing your biome.

Try this vegan healing soup or this bone broth as a base to nourish your gut biome. Feel free to add your favorite plants and protein to it. Adding some grated ginger will aid digestion and reduce body aches. Sip on either broth during the day.

An easy way to have quality ginger on hand is to wash and peel a couple roots and grind in a food processor to small shredded chunks and store in a freezer safe container. This will save you time.

If your stomach is upset, try some simple steamed rice or sweet potatoes. Bland soothing foods are more appealing when you’re not well, so dial down the spice and oil while you recover. Plenty of time for that 5-star spiced Thai dish when you’re well again.

Retreat, But Don’t Recoil And Please Don’t Isolate

Tips For Staying Healthy

Its always a good idea to stay home when you have the flu or cold. This is not my idea. Most grandmothers have been telling us from the beginning of time. This is not only to prevent spreading of germs, but to allow your body to actually rest, heal, and recover.

If you are staying in, please take a moment to connect to your friends and loved ones via phone or Skype so you are not holed up and in isolation. Staying in is for prevention and recovery and not punishment/exile. Being alone and disconnected from your daily life, work and friends adds to fear and anxiety. Anxiety and disconnection lowers your immune response.

Briefly keep in touch with the news, so you are aware but don’t go crazy with the media. Hunching forward over your phone, puts your body in a constricted, grieving position; not a good idea if you’re already feeling bad.

Listen to uplifting material, podcasts or comedies to lift your mood. If you are physically under the weather, no need to add to it with negative programming. Here is a free EFT video by Mira Kelly on clearing overwhelm of coronavirus.

Make use of the delivery services we are lucky to have these days. Groceries are available now on Amazon and many other delivery options are available for take out.

When you are well, or if you are staying in, take a moment to call and check on your elderly neighbors and friends to see if they need anything. It only takes moment to drop something off at their door, or place an order for them.

Be Kind…

Kindness is the best medicine

At the end of the day, kindness and compassion are both superpowers and secret weapons. It costs nothing to be kind and we always can be kind no matter the circumstances. Have compassion for yourself and and others as we move forward.

Any questions about tips for staying healthy during coronavirus? Please send me an email.

If you are feeling anxious or need a proactive immune boost, I am currently seeing patients who have not exhibited any symptoms, on a case by case basis.