dam image2014Desiree Merulli, L.Ac., EAMP, LMP, RYT  has practiced acupuncture for over 16 years and massage therapy for 19 years. 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 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 incorporated 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, Sciatica, Tendonitis, Arthritis, Hip, & Jaw Pain.
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Pre & Post Surgical
  • Car Accident Injury Recovery

Emotional Wellness & Lifestyle Balance

  • Anxiety, Stress, Depression, emotional balancing
  • Wellness & preventative medicine
  • Smoking Cessation

Cosmetic Acupuncture

  • Facial Rejuvenation & Cosmetic Acupuncture

Professional Associations


  • Masters of Acupuncture, Northwest Institute of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine;  2001
  • B.S. Portland State University,  Zoology, Physiology and General Science; 1994
  • Massage Practitioner Certificate, Bellevue Massage School; 1998
  • Reiki Level I certified; 1998
  • Touch for Health I certified; 1998
  • Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture Certification; 2002
  • Advanced Constitutional Facial Renewal Acupuncture; 2007
  • Meizen Cosmetic Acupuncture; 2009
  • 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
  • Yoga Instructor Certification, Urban Yoga Spa; 2015
  • Tibetan Shirodhara, Diamond Way Ayurveda; 2015


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