NEW! Celluma LED Light Therapy at Merulli Acupuncture & Wellness

 

 

 

ACNE • ANTI-AGING • PAIN

What is Light Therapy?

 

Light Emitting Diode (LED) phototherapy is the application of light energy to tissue to obtain therapeutic benefits.  The energy is used to improve cellular performance.  

Phototherapy is known for its healing and anti-inflammatory properties and has a variety of applications across many medical fields.  Research has shown that phototherapy can: increase circulation, accelerate tissue repair, decrease wrinkles, decrease inflammation, improve skin tone and wrinkles, texture and clarity, ease muscle and joint pain, stiffness, spasm and arthritis and kill acne bacteria, and much more.

 

How Does Light Energy work?

Specific wavelengths of light energy, when properly absorbed, up-regulates compromised cells. The light (photons) energy is absorbed by photoacceptors in the mitochondria and used to create adenosine triphosphate (ATP). The ATP produced then stimulates various metabolic processes which can result in the repair and regeneration of cell and tissue components. In an article, “Therapeutic Light” – by Chukuku S. Enwemeka, PT, PhD, FACSM, he wrote “other reported mechanisms of light-induced beneficial effects include modulation of prostaglandin levels, alteration of somatosensory evoked potential and nerve conduction velocity, and hyperemia of treated tissues. The resultant clinical benefits include pain relief in conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, tendonitis, ankle sprain, and temporomandibular joint dysfunction, shoulder and neck pain, arthritis, and post-herpetic neuralgia, as well as tissue repair in cases of diabetic ulcer, venous ulcer, mouth ulcer, fractures, tendon rupture, ligamentous, tear, torn cartilage, and nerve injury.”

 

What is Celluma?

Celluma is unique and quite unlike any other low-level light therapy device available today. Based on NASA research, Celluma delivers blue, red and near-infrared light energy simultaneously to safely treat a wide variety of conditions. Each wavelength is absorbedby different molecules that act as a signaling mechanism for different cellular processes. For example, some reduce inflammation and some kill bacteria, while others enhance localized circulation. 

Celluma LED Light Therapy is available as an add-on service to any treatment at Merulli Acupuncture & Wellness.  Ask How Celluma May Benefit You & Your Family

Yoga Classes July & August

I have added more Free Yoga classes for you based on your feedback and requests for class times and yoga styles.

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Energizing & Balancing Yoga Flow Class-Free

Enjoy a fun, energizing, flow class focused on detox & stress reduction. Get energized and centered while increasing your mental focus! All levels and everyone welcome! Feel free to invite a friend.

When:
Thursday July 12th 5:15-6:15
Wednesday July 25th 12:15-1:15
Wednesday August 1st 12:15-1:15
Thursday August 2nd 10:45-11:45
Thursday August 9th 11:45-12:45
Thursday August 16th 10:45-11:45
Wednesday August 22nd 12:45-1:45
Thursday August 23rd 1:15-2:15
Wednesday August 29th 12:15-1:15
Thursday August 30th 5:15-6:16
Friday August 31st 1:15-2:15

Restorative Flow Yoga Class-Free

Rest deeply with mindfulness. Gentle supported poses are held longer to allow the body & mind to release tension so you may fully relax for an extended Savasana. All levels and everyone welcome! Feel free to invite a friend.

When:
Thursday July 12th 11:10-11:50
Thursday July 26th 11:10-11:50
Thursday August 9th 5:15-6:15

As space is limited, it is helpful to me if you register for the classes online or let me know and I’ll enroll you.

Mats provided. ☺

Where:
All Classes are held in Winter Garden Atrium at the Medical Dental Building, on the 3rd floor
509 Olive Way Seattle, WA 98101

Cost:
Free

Classes are posted Online for easy reference and registration.

Thank you for being a part of my practice!

Peace and health,

Desiree

 

Yoga Classes!

 

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Thank you to all who completed my yoga survey! I will incorporate your feed back as I continue add more types of classes.  Keep checking back on my class schedule for additional classes.

Enjoy a fun, energizing, flow class focused on detox & stress reduction. All levels and everyone welcome! Get energized and restored while increasing your mental focus!

As space is limited, it is helpful to me if you register for the class online or let me know and I’ll handle for you.

Mats provided. ☺

When:
Thursday May 24th: 1-2 Wednesday May 30th: 12-1
Wednesday June 20th: 12-1
Wednesday June 27th: 12-1

Where:
Winter Garden Atrium at the Medical Dental Building, on the 3rd floor
509 Olive Way Seattle, WA 98101

Cost:
Free

Classes are be posted Online for easy reference and registration.

Thank you for being a part of my practice!

Peace and health,

Desiree

Easy Delicious Salad

This IMG_1853is by far one of my favorite foods. Its quick and easy and the lime juice dressing helps to stave off sugar cravings. You will want to use this dressing on everything!

Its best to make the dressing fresh, in order to maximize the vitamin C concentration.  But, feel free to store any left over and pour over your curries, eggs, and even sweet potatoes.  Although lemons and limes are acidic by nature, they help alkalize your blood and enhance metabolism. Vitamin C also increases your absorption of iron from greens.

Green Papaya Salad Som Tom

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: Easy
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A fresh, satisfying Thai-inspired dish. Perfect for Paleo dining, and is also dairy free, grain free, gluten free.

Ingredients

SALAD BASE

  • 3 Carrots, finely Shredded
  • 1 Large Green Papaya, Shredded.  Use Zucchini As Alternate
  • 15 Cilantro Leaves
  • 15 Mint Leaves
  • 1 Handful Roasted Peanuts, Lightly Crumbled
  • 2 Inches Thinly Shaved Scallion, Green Part Only
  • 8-10 Green Beans or Pea Pods

CRAZY DELICIOUS DRESSING

  • 8 Limes Juiced
  • 4 T Maple Syrup
  • 4 T Fish Sauce
  • 1 Fresh Thai Chili, preferably the red kind, crushed or sliced
  • Olive Oil, 2 Drizzles (Optional)

PROTEIN OPTIONS

  • Large Shrimp, Boiled
  • Chicken Breast, Boiled or Steamed, Then Shredded
  • Tofu, Grilled
  • Salmon, Grilled or Seared
  • Grass Fed Steak (will work fine but this dish lends itself to a lighter protein)


Directions

To make the dressing pour all dressing ingredients into a jar with lid and shake.  Adjust to taste.  I prefer a lot of lime juice, so I could easily use 10 limes.  Let this rest while you prepare the salad and protein. This will allow flavors to ripen and extract the heat from the chili.

Shred the papaya and the carrots using a Thai Shredder.  I purchased mine from Amazon.  This tool produces a nice thin elongated shred, that is satisfying to twirl around a fork or grasp with chopsticks.  I also have a zoodler/spiralizer but the papaya turns out too thick and heavy for this delicate dish.  Toss in most of the cilantro and mint and reserve a few leaves for your garnish.

Pour the dressing in a large bowl and toss with the papaya, carrots, cilantro and mint.  Set aside while you prepare the protein (if using).

Dry Roast the peanuts in a cast iron or stainless steel skillet.  Heat the skillet and throw in the nuts and keep shaking the skillet across the flame or burner until slightly golden.  Set aside. Lightly crush when cooled.  I have 2 granite mortar and pestles from Thai Import Foods that I love.

Cook your protein and chill for 5-10 minutes.  Boiled shrimp is my favorite.  I recently found some Argentine Wild Raw Shrimp From Trader Joes that had the perfect texture and lightness.  If you do the salmon, its really good if you lightly char one side.  I recommend rinsing seafood and any meats in cool water and pat dry before cooking to bring out the freshest taste.

In a large bowl or a plate with a raised edge, arrange the salad and top with your protein and crushed peanuts.  Garnish with remaining mint and cilantro and enjoy.

Spring Flash Event: Cupping & Free Scalp Massage

Receive A Free Scalp Massage When You Book Your Cupping Session Online

Cupping Relaxing & Rejuvenating

Fire Cupping is the perfect treatment to transition between the seasons.

Specialized glass cups are placed on acupuncture points along the back corresponding to the organ systems.

This invigorating treatment feels amazing and is very relaxing and soothing

What Does Fire Cupping Do?

• Loosens up your tight, sore muscles and fascia surrounding the muscle fibers.
• Increases the range of motion and flexibility.
• Promotes the circulation of blood and interstitial fluids in your muscle and skin tissues, which is essential in maintaining your health and well being.
• Assists the liver in removing toxins from your body.

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Black Friday Event: Acupuncture + Free Massage Bonus!

I wanted to wish you and your family a peaceful Holiday season. I’m offering a Pre-Black Friday Promotion of my favorite treatment combo.

Thank you for being a part of my practice.

Peace and health,

Desiree

BLACK FRIDAY EVENT!

Purchase 11/20-11/24. Give As Gifts Or Treat Yourself.

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Acupuncture + Free Massage Bonus $95 ($150 Value)

Indulge in the ultimate combination of revitalization and Zen relaxation! Come in for a seasonal tune-up and enjoy a free 30-minute massage with your acupuncture treatment.

Get Your Black Friday Offer Now!

Free Scalp Massage When You Book Fire Cupping By 10/31

Did you know that Fire Cupping is a perfect wellness treatment to transition between the seasons?

 

Specialized glass cups are placed along acupuncture points on the back for the ultimate seasonal tune-up. The cups are then gently moved to invigorate and soothe your muscle tissues. This rejuvenating treatment feels amazing and is very relaxing.

 

What Does Fire Cupping Do?

 

    • Loosens up your tight, sore muscles and fascia surrounding the muscle fibers
    • Increases the range of motion and flexibility
    • Promotes the circulation of blood and interstitial fluids of your muscles and skin, an
    • essential element for your health and well being
    • Assists the liver in removing toxins from your body
    • Uplifts your mood for optimum wellness

 

Bonus Offer: Book Your Fire Cupping Session Now through October 31st and receive a free Merulli Signature Essential Oil Scalp Massage.

 

Mother’s Day Promotion Through May 31st

RECEIVE A FREE ADD-ON UPGRADE WITH ANY TREATMENT!

For a limited time, receive a free add-on upgrade with any treatment at Merulli Acupuncture. (Value $10-$15). Choose from Collagen Eye Treatment, Moisturizing Hand Treatment, or Signature Scalp Massage.

Celebrate Spring, Mother’s Day and the Season of Renewal.

Treat yourself or give a gift to a friend!

You may Purchase an instant gift certificate online, over the phone 206-388-3349 or schedule online.

Offer ends May 31st.

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