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Dry Skin Brushing For Immune Health

Dry Brushing

It is well known that the skin is the largest organ in the body, and is responsible for one-fourth of the body’s detoxification each day, also making it one of the most important elimination organs. Toxicity can gather beneath the skin’s surface from such common influences such as improper pH levels in soaps, skin creams, antiperspirants, and foods.  Plus synthetic fibers worn next to the skin with any of them may contribute to a variety of skin problems and conditions.

When you do dry skin brushing, you help your lymph system to clean itself of the toxins that collect in the lymph glands. You use a simple technique to improve the surface circulation on the skin and keep the pores of the skin open, encouraging your body’s discharge of metabolic wastes, resulting in an improved ability to combat bacteria, while helping your skin to look and feel healthier and more resilient.  Skin brushing is a perfect self-care treatment.  You may use either a body brush or spa gloves. For best results, always wash the brush or gloves after each use. This is an excellent treatment to do right before an epsom salt bath.

Benefits:

  • Tightens skin
  • Helps digestion
  • Reduces cellulite
  • Stimulates circulation
  • Increases cell renewal
  • Cleans lymphatic system
  • Removes dead skin layers
  • Strengthens immune system

How to dry skin brush:

  • Begin with your feet and brush vigorously in circular motions.
  • Continue brushing up your legs.
  • Proceed to your hands and arms.
  • Brush your entire back and abdomen area, shoulders and neck.
  • Use circular counter-clockwise strokes on the abdomen.
  • Lightly brush the breasts, avoiding the nipples.
  • Brush upwards on the back and down from the neck. Better yet, have a friend, spouse or family member brush your back.


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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 

Free Consultations are available to you. Book your appointment today


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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!

For a complete list of services please visit: http://www.merulli.com

#merulli #acupuncture #seattle #b12 #acupointinjection


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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:
* 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

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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August Yoga Classes Posted

Hi Everyone!

You’re invited to an energizing, flow class focused on detox & stress reduction.This sequence is rooted in power Vinyasa to enhance your fluidity, balance and strength.

Use your breath to build heat, release toxins, & regain focus.

This class is suited to all levels of experience and everyone is welcome!

Hope to see you there!

Cheers, 
Desiree


Lunch Hour Power Vinyasa Flow Weds 12:45-1:45

Take Time For Self Care

Power Vinyasa Flow Weds
Time: 12:45-1:45 PM
Dates: Wednesdays 8/7 & 8/28
Cost: Free
Where: Classes are held in Winter Garden Atrium on the 3rd floor.

All levels & everyone welcome!
Feel free to invite a friend.

Register For Yoga Now!


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July Yoga Classes

Lunchtime Yoga…Get Your Chill On!

This Could Be You…All Blissed Out After Yoga

JULY YOGA CLASSES

Power Vinyasa Flow Weds: 12:45-1:45

7/3, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31 Cost: Free

Where: 509 Olive Way Seattle 98101- Winter Garden Atrium on the 3rd floor

         All levels & everyone welcome!  Feel free to invite a friend.

Registration Required-Sign Up Now!

Classes taught by Desiree Merulli, L.Ac., EAMP, LMP, RYT

#merulli #yoga #merulliacupuncture #seattle #wellness #B12 #celluma_led_therapy #acupuncture #acupointinjectiontherapy #acupointinjection


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June Self-Care Promo

Happy June! This month’s Self-Care Promo features a B12 Injection with a luxuriant essential oil scalp massage. Pamper yourself with deep relaxation while you receive a boost of B12!

See you soon!

Cheers,

Desiree

Who Can Benefit?
Most people can benefit 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
• Decreases Anxiety & Depression
• Improves Sleep & Metabolism
• May Improve Heart Health By Decreasing Homocysteine Levels
• Supports Healthy Hair, Skin & Nails
• Helps Anemia
• Reduces PMS & Menopause Symptoms
• Improves Mental Fogginess
• More Efficient Workouts

How Long Does It Take?
B12 Injections are easy and take less than 15 minutes.

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

Book Your B12 + Scalp Massage Today!

Enjoy a luxuriant essential oil scalp massage with your B12 Injection
Enjoy a luxuriant essential oil scalp massage with your B12 Injection