Testimonials

Testimonials

Thank you for taking care of me and helping me with my skin allergy in my hands. I truly appreciate your professional skills, knowledge, dietary advice and concern for your patients. Acupuncture has helped me and through you, my skin allergy in my hands had greatly improved. I wish you all the best in you practice, more success and I know myself being also in the healthcare field, there is no greater satisfaction than being able to help others.

When I fist came to Joseph’s office, my hands were really in bad shape and with his professional knowledge, skills in acupuncture and holistic care, he was able to help me with my skin allergy in my hands. He took good care of me, was very patient with me and gave me good dietary advice. My hands have greatly improved and I was relieved with the discomfort that comes with skin allergy. Joseph, you are the best!

Rossana Zapata

 

I went to JS Wellness for chronic pain in my neck and shoulders. After the first session, I felt immediate relief. After twelve sessions, the most stubborn parts of this muscular tension were gone. Joseph’s acupuncture released areas that I had I had assumed were hopeless. I would easily recommend Joes intuitive approach to healing. He also has experience as a massage therapist, further increasing the therapeutic benefits of his sessions. Most important of all, he cares about the people he treats.

Amy Valent-Ribot (Pilates Hoboken) http://www.hobokennjpilates.com/

 I have been troubled with migraine headaches for many years and have been treated with a variety of medications prescribed by a neurologist with little to no results. Recently I experienced cluster migraines which I was tolerating for over two months when I decided to explore acupuncture treatments and scheduled an appointment with Joseph.  Amazingly, only after a few acupuncture treatments in combination with increasing my water intake and drinking less coffee,  my cluster migraines gradually disappeared. A simple solution that solved a big problem. My regret is that I waited so long to make this discovery.

Dr. Kathy Gordon

Joseph Tonzola is an experienced, skillful acupuncturist who has a gentle touch and a friendly manner. I started seeing him for an acute problem that he helped resolve in a matter of a few sessions. The Chinese herbal medicine he prescribed was also useful in my treatment. He is obviously a very gifted and caring healthcare professional who I would wholeheartedly recommend.

-Denise Asmus

I started seeing Joseph in the winter of 2013 after I had spent many months sick with different illnesses including the flu, pneumonia and a stomach virus. I work with children so I am always exposed to a lot of illnesses but that fall/winter I spent more days home sick every week than at work.  Years ago I tried acupuncture after having Lyme Disease and thought it couldn’t hurt to try again. At my first visit Joseph made me feel so comfortable. He was knowledgeable, friendly and had a way of making me feel like there was a light at the end of the tunnel. Within a few weeks my immune system started to get stronger and I was able to start focusing on other concerns I had including anxiety, weight loss and starting a family with my husband. Each time I left his office I felt like a new person. My anxiety reduced drastically, I had more energy and a sense calm. When my husband and I decided we were ready to start a family Joseph started me on a daily regime of herbs to increase fertility. After about 2 months of following the regime I was pregnant.  Joseph has a way of making you feel better just by interacting with him. He is patient, caring and backs up suggestions with sound reasoning. Any suggestions he gave me were easy to follow and provided quick but long lasting results! I had such great results I continued to see him for two months after I moved about 1.5 hours away to help me get through the first trimester of my pregnancy.

Maureen G

Working with Joseph has been a great experience.  What traditional medicine could not seem to resolve, with Joseph’s blend of Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture, I started to see remarkable improvement on my Eczema after the very first week.  And it has continued to improve after every treatment.  /the best part is that we are only using natural ingredients to make this miracle happen.  Couldn’t be happier.

Jan Livingston

 

Joseph,

A number of years ago my sister tried to get me to go to acupuncture, the thought of someone sticking needles in me was way far from appealing.

Over the last six years or more I have been suffering from back pain at various degrees. I had tried everything; physical therapy, chiropractic, under Anastasia and stretched, all kinds of pain medication, MRI’s, CAT scans, shots and have been to a number of doctor’s. Finally for the last three years I have been treating with a pain management dr. which consists of pain meds and shots a couple times a year. Every time I had gotten to the point of wanting to get off the meds as they were not really working anymore, then something would happen and there I was again back on even more meds just for some relief. I was seriously considering surgery.

I saw a flyer in the doctors office regarding acupuncture for chronic back issues. I was willing to try anything at this point. My how the thought of needles didn’t seem so bad any longer.

After doing some research I made my first appointment; Well that didn’t go so well! I wasn’t going to give up yet and made another appointment and that’s how I ended up seeing you.

I have been seeing you since I believe June of 2012 twice a week, then once a week. We have worked through the pain in my back and I am even considering starting Yoga. Which by the way is a miracle. You have taught me that the healing comes from all areas. Such as, stretching, what you are eating and drinking, keeping your mind and body at peace and getting proper sleep. Basically taking care of yourself. We are working on quitting smoking and then on to weight loss. As you know I have a lot of other issues other then just my back. I believe that you are a true healer from every sense of the word. It shows in everything you do. I was told by a therapist once that the greatest compliment you can give someone is to recommend them to someone else for help. I recommend you to everyone I happen upon. I explain that I am going to acupuncture and how it has helped me so much.

I don’t truly know how to thank you for everything you have help me with up till now and going forward. My back pain is for the most part completely under control, my mind is at ease, well as for the rest of me I look at it as a work in progress; that I will keep moving forward with your help and constant support.

Thank you Joseph!!!!

Carol Ann Miller

 

Dear Joseph,
I am writing to thank you for your treatments thus far. As a new patient to acupuncture, I felt a little apprehensive and tried not to have any expectations that the treatments would actually work. I have had arthritis pain my whole life, especially in my hands and feet. Stress and anxiety have also wreaked havoc on my health in general. I do not like to take pain medications and so I thought I would try the natural route.
After the first treatment, my neck pain subsided. I also had pain in my hip and that also is gone. The neck and shoulder pain is caused by stress, and is much milder when it does happen. I am feeling calmer and less stressful these days.
Your serene disposition, engaging conversation and your expertise in the art of acupuncture have not only put me at ease with the treatments , but have enabled me to experience great results. I am impressed with your continuing studies in China and appreciate that you are willing to research arthritis and help me get relief from pain.
I have been recommending acupuncture treatments to all of my friends and acquaintences and I will be keeping my appointments for the future. As peculiar as it might be, I look forward to my treatments (after all, you are sticking me with needles) and to experiencing less pain.

Sincerely,
Louise Ongaro

Acupuncture treatments with Joseph have made a world of difference in my life. I have dealt with tinnitus for 25+ years, and during that time, I have tried many different approaches to deal with this condition — none with sustaining, positive results. It is not only Joseph’s competencies in the treatment procedure itself, but it is his ability to communicate caring and genuine concern for my well being that facilitate the healing process. Also his knowledge and use of herbal remedies from Traditional Chinese Medicine further enhance the success of my treatment. Overall, I objectively experience the tinnitus less intensely, and subjectively, I find myself more tolerant and accepting of this chronic condition.

Thank you, Joseph! I can say, from experience and client perspective, you are an “expert” in treating tinnitus through acupuncture.

Kem Mackey

After struggling with IBS symptoms for almost two years, with no definitive lasting relief from traditional tried and true measures, I decided to call Atlantic Integrative Medicine for an acupuncture appointment. I am thrilled that I did!

For the past seven months, I have been under the attentive care of Joseph Tonzola LAc. As a result of these acupuncture appointments, use of Chinese herbs, and education by Joseph about acupuncture, my IBS symptoms have totally diminshed. It had taken a toll on me physically and mentally, and as I had said to Joseph in my recent acupuncture visit with him,“It’s a miracle! You did it.” I have Joseph Tonzola and Atlantic Integrative Medicine to thank for being physically well again which in turn has uplifted my “mind, body and spirit.” I am very grateful to have benefited from these alternative services and will and have recommended acupuncture therapy to my friends and family at Morristown Medical Center.

Patricia Gunther

I initially consulted Joseph Tonzola for chronic hip pain. And after several sessions I began to feel relief for the first time in many months. Where western medicine had repeatedly failed, Joseph Tonzola was succeeding and in less than six months I felt my normal self and free again to exercise without inhibition. I was also benefitting in a myriad other ways from his unique blending of acupuncture, massage, nutrition and yoga. With acupuncture and massage and with his remarkable knowledge and intuition for body mechanics, he has worked with success on a complex meniscus tear. All of this Joseph does without hype and with extraordinary humility and caution. I now see him on a regular basis and I am always impressed with his curiosity and eagerness to learn and share new knowledge.

Jeffrey L. Longhofer, Ph.D., LCSW

Over the last 2 years the twinge in my knee turned into a painful limp. I had to stop playing tennis and practicing yoga due to the pain. After 9 months of doctor’s visits, x-rays, physical therapy and an MRI my diagnosis was to, “maintain with meds and exercise”. I was informed by the surgeon that a knee replacement is in my future due to extensive deterioration. So the NSAIDs continued with morning and evening icing. I’ve known Joseph for 3 years. He was my anatomy and physiology instructor at Institute of Therapeutic Massage. As a teacher he is compassionate, knowledgeable and kind. We kept in touch and he suggested I come in for treatment. After the first treatment I was pain free. The swelling was gone and I could sleep again without being awakened by pain. After my 4th treatment I am able to return to exercising which will strengthen the muscles surrounding my knee joint which will prolong the “knee replacement. Joseph is a true healer!

Michelle M, Bloomfield, NJ

My teenage daughter was suffering from chronic back pain. She went to an orthopedic doctor who prescribed physical therapy. The therapist said her muscles were so tight that she wasn’t responding at the rate they expected. I made an appointment with Joe and although my daughter didn’t understand acupuncture and really didn’t think it would help, she went anyway. After her first session with Joe, she felt energized. After her 3rd week, she did so well in physical therapy that they released her! She is now pain free!

Joe is so knowledgeable and he educates his patients on not only the Chinese philosophy of acupuncture, but also the correlation with modern medicine and practical applications. Everything he did and told me made perfect sense. He worked with me on my diet, lifestyle, and of course his excellent treatment. I suffered from headaches for most of my adult life and now my headaches are a lot less frequent. I am continuing my treatment with Joe and I feel my whole system is working better. I no longer have a feverish feeling in my head and my feet aren’t as cold, I am much more relaxed. In every session he does an evaluation of my current symptoms and my treatment is customized each time I go. My daughter and I are so grateful to Joe and lucky to have found him!

Carolyn Fawcett

I have had migraine headaches for 20 years and have utilized massage therapy to help me with keeping them under control. This has helped somewhat. I began acupuncture with Joseph in November 2009 and I am presently headache free for the first time in 20 years. He is skilled, kind, gentle, and works with a sense of humor. I highly recommend him to help with whatever issue you are not able to get relief with or manage. I was a nonbeliever and I am now convinced that acupuncture works!

Kathryn D

I have seen Joseph for acupuncture services as well as for therapeutic massage — and it is without reservation that I write a thank you and testimonial for his therapeutic, holistic services:

Joseph, you are a one-of-a-kind , excellent professional as a healing care giver. In my experience, you have always been very “present” during the sessions. I particularly appreciate your technical skills, but more importantly, you are able to communicate your positive spirit and energy. All these attributes have worked together for a true healing experience for me. You consistently communicate caring by focusing on me as an individual; you always ask important questions about my progress; and you pay specific attention to my concerns and issues as we work together toward my well-being. In my opinion, you couldn’t have chosen a better profession, and I am grateful for the way you share your gifts with me as a client/friend. Thank you.

-KM

Joseph Tonzola is a meticulous practitioner. As an initial needle-phobe, Joseph worked with me to get over my fears, even going so far as to introduce me slowly to the needles week by week. Never failing to be good-humored, Joseph is a pleasure to work with. It’s important to me to have an acupuncturist who loves what they do, does excellent work, and is always in a good mood (because the mood of the practitioner is so crucial to the outcome of the treatment.). Joseph fits the bill in all three cases.

-Jeremy Schatten, age 16

I have been sick for over 35+ years. Over the years I have been hospitalized many times. Now there is not much that can be done – but whatever can be is done by Joseph Tonzola. Joseph seems instinctively to know where, what, and how to work on me. If it were not for him I’d be in much worse shape. I told him and I meant it, if I ever became a millionare, I’d hire him full time or at least once a day – he’s so good.

-Norma Kraus

Since the second treatment with Joseph, I have noticed such a major change in my body. I am someone who has been suffering with chronic constipation since a very young age. Joseph’s healing touch has made the biggest change in my life. He is very committed and involved in helping me achieve health naturally throughout the entire course of treatment.

-Tsipi Kaplan of Maplewood, New Jersey

In September of 2008 I started weekly acupuncture treatments with Joseph Tonzola. When I started with Joseph I was 60lbs overweight and extremely fatigued. Today is January 24, 2009. Since September, acupuncture has helped me in loosing 30lbs. I now have the energy to use my elliptical for 35 minutes 3 times a week, and go to the gym 4 times a week. Along with this I also go to school, work full time, and spend quality time with my daughter. So many people have noticed a difference in me. Not only do they mention my weight loss, but they tell me how great my skin looks and that I don’t look so tired anymore. My goal is to loose another 30lbs but even after I have met this goal I will continue my weekly treatments. Acupuncture has changed my life in four months. I feel better than I have felt in the last 5 years and now recommend acupuncture to anyone who asks what I did to make such an improvement in my life. I am even sleeping better at night. I plan on using acupuncture for the rest of life to stay healthy and happy.

-Valerie Ippolito