Initial Consult & Treatment



90 Min. Acupuncture Appointment (not in Salt Room)

Follow-Up & Treatment



60 Min. Acupuncture Treatment (not in Salt Room)

Why Acupuncture?

Recent research has verified that acupuncture stimulates immune function which increases your resistance to bacterial and viral infections. Acupuncture can dramatically increase overall vitality and energy. It treats underlying causes, and promotes a deeper kind of healing. Its effects profoundly changes people’s lives on the emotional level as well. Many people find that an occasional acupuncture tune-up is the best medicine to feel “in sync” and insure continuing health.

The Acupuncturist’s approach is to treat the “person” first, not just the symptoms. The result being, the root cause of disease is being treated. Many acupuncturists listen to you extensively regarding your history and life patterns during the initial examination. Practitioners are particularly trained to observe very subtle signs and symptoms which are thought of as insignificant or often overlooked by Western medicine.

A common sequence of events is that after the initial acupuncture treatment, there is a fairly dramatic improvement, lasting perhaps 2 or 3 days. Subsequent treatments tend to give relief over a longer period of time. Ideally patients become symptom free after perhaps 8 to 10 treatments. A small number of patients may initially experience a worsening of symptoms; this is not unusual and is no need for alarm.

The shoulder of a man as an acupuncturist places needles on it as part of an acupuncturist treatment

What is Acupuncture and how does it work?

Traditional acupuncture is based on ancient Chinese theories of the flow of Qi (a fine, essential substance which nourishes and constructs the body) through distinct channels that cover the body somewhat like the nerves and blood vessels. According to this theory, acupuncture (the insertion of micro-fine needles into specific points) adjusts the flow of Qi in the body, leading it to areas where it is insufficient and draining it from areas where it is stuck and/or super-abundant. In this way, acupuncture restores the harmonious balance of the body.

Those who receive acupuncture often not only heal physically, but experience new and profound states of peace, clarity and harmony through treatment which often has a lasting impact.

Melanie Mendoza

Melanie Mendoza is board certified as an Acupuncture Physician & a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, as well as being dual licensed as a Massage Therapist. Having well over 29+ years cumulative knowledge in the Alternative Healthcare Industry, she has a vast amount of experience assisting clients not only with their physical ailments but emotional, mental, & spiritual conditions as well. Formally licensed for over 9+ years as an Esthetician and having the knowledge of skincare, she offers an anti-aging treatment through acupuncture or MPS (micro-point stimulation), coupled with herbal therapy. She is certified to provide vitamin B12 & homeopathic injections, offers Scar Therapy, Pain Management, Allergy Intervention Treatments, & Herbal Consultations/Therapy.

Aside from this, Melanie is a member of the AAC, the American Acupuncture Council, who’s commitment is to the education and the success of Acupuncturists & Doctors of Oriental Medicine nationally; and part time, in her commitment to creating the future healers & new leaders in our community, as well as to both maintain & raise the standards of the industry, she is also an Instructor at the Cortiva Institute, formerly known as Florida College of Integrative Medicine, for 3+ years.

She has successfully treated conditions like sciatica, severe low back pain, colds, flus, allergies, PMS, IBS, depression, insomnia, to name a few…she has assisted people with sexual abuse to reintegrate intimacy back into their lives that had once been robbed of them. A main focus of hers currently is of the GI tract & gastroenterology & addictions. Inquire about our announcements of workshops we offer.

Melanie, Acupuncturist and massage therapist at The Salt Room Orlando
Mary Tannous Acupuncturist and Wellness Specialist at The Salt Room Orlando FL

Mary Tannous

Mary is deeply committed to providing a safe and comfortable healing environment where patients can feel heard and supported throughout their healing journey. She understands that each person’s path to wellness is unique, and works collaboratively with her patients to create customized treatment plans that align with their goals and preferences.


  • Menstrual Issues
  • Overall well being
  • Digestive Health
  • Pain Management
  • Cosmetic Acupuncture / Microneedling

Additional Training:

  • Injection Therapy Certification
  • Microneedling Certification
  • Facial Rejuvenation Certification
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sports and Exercise Science

Cancellation Policy

If you must reschedule or cancel your appointment, please notify The Salt Room® at least 24 hours in advance of your appointment to avoid being charged the FULL SERVICE FEE.  Any appointments rescheduled within the 24-hour timeframe will incur a change fee of $50.


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