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Vanessa Mergulhao L.Ac.

Vanessa Mergulhao L.Ac.

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Areas of Specialty



Stress management


Emotional Trauma

Pain management

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) dysfunction




Grief support

Menstrual disorders

Fertility support

Pre-natal and post-partum support 


Hormonal Imbalance


Digestive disorders

Chronic Fatigue

Auto-immune conditions

Post-Covid Syndrome

Respiratory conditions

Licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Reiki Master, Clinical Hypnotherapist


Vanessa Mergulhão is an Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Reiki Master and Clinical Hypnotherapist, specializing in mental/emotional imbalance, trauma healing and women's health.


She is originally from Brazil, where her journey as a practitioner and wellness enthusiast started when she got her first degree as a Doctor of Chiropractic. 


It wasn't until she moved to San Diego and was captivated by Traditional Chinese Medicine that her passion for healing was ignited. After earning her Master’s degree in Eastern Medicine, she went on to explore a spiritual path and started to deepen her practice in order to facilitate the connection between mind, body and spirit. 


Muti-Modality Approach 


In her sessions Vanessa integrates a variety of vibrational elements, such as Flower Essence remedies, sound and energy therapy with Acupuncture and other Eastern Medicine modalities, which allows for healing to occur at a deeper level. 


Through Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotherapy (CBH) she helps her patients discover their own potential, expand their awareness, and harness their inner resources to consciously create positive changes and design their reality. 


She also incorporates Somatic Experiencing techniques to offer a body-oriented approach to the healing of emotional trauma. Toxic, prolonged stress and other forms of trauma that are held in the tissues may lead to emotional dysregulation. Somatic Experiencing helps restore the authentic being with self-regulation, relaxation and wholeness. 


Mission Statement


Vanessa’s mission is to guide her patients through their health and spiritual journey, assisting them to unlock their own innate healing power, and achieve optimal physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

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