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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,


Cosmetic Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation + Celluma LED Light Therapy

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.

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May Self-care Promo: Shirodhara

This month’s self-care promo, Shirodhara, is both grounding and luxurious. Shiro in Sanskrit means head, and Dhara means flow. This treatment begins with gentle massage of your hands and feet, then warm oil is poured over your forehead and scalp. Most people deeply relax and fall asleep during their session.

Wishing a Happy Spring!

Luxuriant, Calming Shirodhara Treatment.
Luxuriant, Calming Shirodhara Treatment.
May Self-Care Promo!

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

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What is Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?


FR imageAs summer fades and we get closer to the holiday season, I have received several inquires this week about facial rejuvenation acupuncture. Below is an article I wrote for the Fall 2005 print edition of The Senior Guidebook.

What is Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?

Used as early as the Sung Dynasty (960AD-1270AD), Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a non-surgical method of reducing the signs of the aging process and renewing the body from within. More than just a cosmetic procedure, the rejuvenation process helps the whole body look and feel better.   A gentle, soothing facial massage follows the treatment.

How does it work?

The body is comprised of a network of energy pathways called meridians. Qi (chee) is the life force that travels along these meridian pathways. Thin needles are gently inserted into specific areas of your face, ears, neck, hands, trunk, and legs along the meridians. Specific points are chosen to balance the movement of energy in the body according to your individual needs. This treatment improves the facial appearance while simultaneously treating the underlying factors contributing to the aging process.

What can be achieved by treatment?

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture may eliminate as many as five to fifteen years from the face. The cumulative stress, tension and emotions held in the face and body are released.

What is the course of treatment?

The series consists of 10-12 treatments. The first 8 treatments are administered twice per week followed by a weekly frequency for the remainder of the course. The effects become most noticeable and lasting around the seventh session. Each individual responds differently depending on his or her constitution and lifestyle. After the initial course of treatment, maintenance sessions can prolong the results for 5-10 years. Recommendations for at home care such as facial massage, exercise, meditation and a healthy diet are tailored to the individual’s lifestyle.

Does it really work?

Acupuncture has been treating and preventing illnesses for thousands of years. The efficacy of acupuncture is due to its direct effect on balancing the body’s energy system. A 1996 report in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 cases treated with Facial Acupuncture, 90% had marked effects with one course of treatment.

Why should I choose Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture over cosmetic surgery?

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a holistic alternative to cosmetic surgery. It costs far less than cosmetic surgery and is safe, virtually painless, has no side effects or risk of disfigurement. No extended recovery time is necessary and there is no trauma, swelling or discoloration from the treatments. It is a natural way to refresh your appearance while enhancing your total health and well being.

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture can help:

§Improve firmness of the neck and face

§Eliminate puffiness around the eyes

§Reduce fine lines and diminish deeper wrinkles

§Increase collagen production and cell renewal

§Improve hormonal balance

§Improve facial color and circulation

§Reduce stress signs in the face

§Bring out person’s natural beauty

§Slow the aging process from within

§Increase your overall energy and well being.