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Vanessa Mergulhao L.Ac.

Vanessa Mergulhao L.Ac.

Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist, Somatic EMDR practitioner, Reiki Master

Vanessa Mergulhão, an accomplished Acupuncturist, Herbalist and Reiki Master, specializes in mental/emotional wellness, trauma recovery and women's health.


She is originally from Brazil, where her journey in the field of wellness began when she earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree. 


Upon relocating to San Diego, she was captivated by Traditional Chinese Medicine, which sparked her passion for healing. 


She pursued a Master’s degree in Eastern Medicine, then delved into a personal spiritual path and started to expand her clinical practice in order to facilitate the connection between mind, body and spirit. 


Muti-Modality Approach 


Vanessa incorporates a range of vibrational components in her sessions, including Flower Essence remedies, sound, and energy therapy, combined with Acupuncture and other Eastern Medicine practices, along with somatic interventions. This integrative therapeutic approach facilitates healing on a profound level.


Recognizing that each person is unique and their healing journey is distinct, Vanessa customizes every session to meet individual needs. This personalized method ensures that the most appropriate techniques and tools are utilized to create an exceptional and tailored experience for each individual.

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“My mission is to guide my patients through their health and spiritual journey, helping them tap into their innate healing power to achieve peak physical, mental and emotional wellbeing”

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Areas of Specialty




Stress management


Emotional Trauma

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) dysfunction




Grief support

Menstrual disorders

Fertility support

Pre-natal and post-partum support 


Hormonal Imbalance


Digestive disorders

Pain management

Chronic Fatigue

Auto-immune conditions

Post-Covid Syndrome

Respiratory conditions

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