Desiree Merulli, L.Ac., EAMP, LMP, RYT has extensive education and clinical experience in the areas of pain management, stress reduction and cosmetic acupuncture.  Desiree holds national board certification by the NCCAOM, and is licensed by the state of Washington for both Acupuncture/East Asian Medicine and Massage Therapy. She has practiced acupuncture for over 16 years and massage therapy for 20 years and holds additional certification in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, Reiki, and is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher.

Desiree provides gentle procedures in a soothing environment with a focus on patient comfort.  During your session, additional therapeutics including fire cupping, tuning forks and massage therapy may be added to enhance the treatment leaving you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

Desiree served on the Board of Directors for the Washington East Asian Medicine Association, and maintains an active lifestyle with Crossfit, yoga and running.

Areas of Expertise

Pain Management

  • Sports injuries
  • Neuropathy & Nerve pain
  • Back, Neck, Shoulder, Knee, Ankle, Hand, Foot, Sciatica, Tendonitis, Arthritis, Hip, & Jaw Pain.
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Post Surgical Healing
  • Car Accident Injury Recovery

Emotional Wellness & Lifestyle Balance

  • Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Emotional balancing
  • Wellness & Preventative Medicine
  • Smoking Cessation

Cosmetic Acupuncture & Facial Rejuvenation

  • Facial Rejuvenation & Cosmetic Acupuncture

Professional Associations


  • Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy Certification; 2018
  • Thai Yoga Massage, Soaring Crane; 2016
  • Next Level Teacher Training, Urban Yoga Spa; 2015
  • Tibetan Shirodhara, Diamond Way Ayurveda; 2015
  • Yoga Instructor Certification, Urban Yoga Spa; 2015
  • Neck, Head, Jaw & Intraoral Treatment Endorsement; 2011
  • Qi Gong 5 Needle Scalp Acupuncture for Cancer/Tumor; 2011
  • Qi Gong Exercise and Qi Gong Needling methods; 2011
  • Meizen Cosmetic Acupuncture; 2009
  • Advanced Constitutional Facial Renewal Acupuncture; 2007
  • Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture Certification; 2002
  • Masters of Acupuncture, Northwest Institute of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine; 2001
  • Reiki Level I certified; 1998
  • Touch for Health I certified; 1998
  • Massage Practitioner Certificate, Bellevue Massage School; 1998
  • B.S. Portland State University, Zoology, Physiology and General Science; 1994


  • NCCAOM National Board Certified Acupuncturist; 2001
  • L.Ac., EAMP Licensed Acupuncturist, East Asian Medicine Practitioner WA state; 2001
  • LMP Licensed Massage Therapist WA State; 1998
  • RYT 200 Yoga Alliance; 2015

NCCAOM Board Certified Diplomate of Acupuncture