Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the world’s oldest medical therapies, and is used to reduce stress and relieve a wide variety of symptoms. Bringing together Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Physical Therapy and Massage provides you with the optimal care for you to achieve your health and wellness goals.

Some of the symptoms acupuncture helps relieve are:

Back Pain • Neck Pain •Muscle Pain • Arthritis • Sciatica • Sports Medicine • Headaches • Migraines • Insomnia • Digestive Problems • Asthma • Respiratory Problems • Sinusitis • Anxiety • Fatigue • Stress Relief • Depression • Menopause • PMS


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Dr. Louis (Lou) F. Diodato III D.C., L.Ac.

Dr. Lou is a life-long resident of Monmouth County and attended Middletown Township High School. He then served in the US Army during the Vietnam era conflict and was trained as a Combat Medic and X-Ray Technician at the Academy of Health Sciences in San Antonio, Texas.

In 1981, Dr. Lou attended and received a BS from Excelsior College in New York. He then attended Sherman Chiropractic College in Spartanburg, SC where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree, graduating with honors. In addition, he attended the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Montclair, NJ, completing their Master’s Degree Program in Acupuncture. He has been awarded Diplomat status from the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission of Acupuncturists and Oriental Medicine), as well as an NJ state license to practice Acupuncture.

Since then he has received post graduate certification from Sloan-Kettering Rockefeller Research Institute in NYC for ‘Acupuncture and the Cancer Patient’. In addition, he is certified in Facial Rejuvenation/Cosmetic Acupuncture, Acupuncture for Chronic Pain Management, Treatment of Substance Abuse and Addictions, Treatment of Endocrine Disorders, Treatment of Musculoskeletal/Sport Injuries, Treatment for “Shen Disturbances”/Psychological Disorders and Treatment of Infertility.

He is currently a member of the Southern Medical Association, the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors,  and has been awarded Diplomat status by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. He is presently licensed as a Chiropractic Physician in NJ, Washington DC, SC and FL.

 
East vs West: The traditional belief is that pathways of energy (called meridians) run the length of the body, and when these pathways become blocked problems arise such as pain and discomfort. So acupuncture is used to try and unblock these pathways for better health. Kind of like when the plumber and chimney guy clean your pipes.

Modern medicine believes that the body treats the puncture as any foreign matter in the body: It calls upon the immune system to respond with an increase in white blood cells which helps reduce inflammation in the body. No inflammation, no pain. Additionally, the brain also releases endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers.

Trigger point release is an aspect of acupuncture, but not all acupuncture is trigger point release. Trigger point release is done only on very tight muscles to release the tension and improve range of motion.
I prefer to call them “pins” rather than needles. They are one quarter the size of sewing needles and one one-hundredth the size of doctor’s syringes. They are not meant to be painful! Countless people have been able to relax during treatment and gain some kind of benefit in most areas of their health.
Generally after needles are inserted, a patient will rest for an average of 20 minutes. Patients have the option to have music played while resting, or have silence. Most patients are able to relax during this time. Patients who are anxious sometimes read books to keep busy.
Why not try all of them and see what works best for your particular needs? The modern world of rehabilitation centers has allowed us to include all these wonderful modalities under one roof giving patients more choices and overall help. Sometimes you’ll find that one treatment helps one of your issues while another treatment is more beneficial elsewhere.

I feel acupuncture is a relaxing treatment and often reaches the nooks and crannies within joints and beneath the skin and muscle layers that may be harder to reach with other treatments. Circulation of blood to these deeper spots in the body are integral to healing stubborn & chronic problems.

This varies based on the overall health of the patient, and the condition being treated. For example, a person in good health who “slept funny” and has a sore neck, can be helped very quickly. A patient with a chronic illness such as Rheumatoid Arthritis would likely need more visits. In general after about 4 visits a patient should know if acupuncture is a modality that will be helpful for them.