Desiree Sterling, L.Ac, DiplOM, MS, AS, HHP


  • 20 years of experience with massage and bodywork, creating eclectic individualized sessions.
  • 10 years of experience with Chinese Medicine with the use of acupuncture and Chinese medical botanicals for internal medicine issues.
  • Uses Pulse diagnosis and Abdominal Hara diagnosis to determine Chinese medical botanical formulas and acupuncture protocols for each individual case.
  • Has a long experience with chronic and acute injury rehabilitation using Neuromuscular Therapy NMT, trigger points and acupressure as an alternative to acupuncture.
  • Uses a Yuan Qi acupuncture system for pain management and injury rehabilitation.
  • Has experience in analyzing blood work, and gives dietary recommendations as well as supplements and nutraceuticals based on laboratory results.


  • Diplomate in Canonical Chinese Medicine with the Institute of East Asian Medicine ICEAM (in progress)
  • Associate of Science with a specialization in Neuromuscular Therapy and Sensory Repatterning from the International Professional School of Bodywork IPSB
  • Certificate from the California Massage Therapy Council CMTC
  • Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine PCOM, San Diego
  • Licensed with the California Acupuncture Board
  • Diplomate in Oriental Medicines with the NCCAOM
  • Licensed through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork NCBTMB
  • Diplomate in Acupuncture from the Norwegian College of Acupuncture NFKA
  • Certificate in Aromatherapy with the Shirley Price International College of Aromatherapy.
  • Licensed Physical Therapist in Oslo, Norway