Dr. Lesley Castellini, LAc, DC

Licensed Chiropractor, Licensed Acupuncturist

Work History

  • Aug. 2004-Present: Private Chiropractic/Acupuncture Practice, Red Bank, NJ, Asbury Park NJ
  • 1983-Aug. 2004: Private Chiropractic/Acupuncture Practice, Tinton Falls, NJ
  • 1981-1983: Fair Haven (NJ) Chiropractic Clinic


  • Tri State College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, B.P.S./M.S.
  • Life Chiropractic College, D.C. cum laude  
  • Thomas Edison State College, B.S.

Additional Certifications

  • Certified: Active Release Techniques
    • Upper Extremity
    • Lower Extremity
    • Spine
  • Certified: Neuromuscular Re-education
  • Certified: Facial Rejuvenation – Acupuncture
  • Post-Graduate Acupuncture Coursework: Twenty-one (21) hours
  • Chiropractic Orthopedics (LACC): Fifty-four (54) hours
  • Sports Chiropractic (NYCC): Twelve (12) hours
  • Interdisciplining Conference: Eight (8) hours
  • Chiropractic Rehabilitative Therapy (LACC): One Hundred eight (108) hours
  • Cox Flexion/Distraction Seminar
  • Certification: Back Power (National Safety Council)
  • Kinesio Taping K1-K3
  • Neuromuscular reeducation
  • Facial Rejuvenation – Acupuncture
  • Back School – Association of NJ Chiropractors

Lesley was trained different styles of acupuncture including Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture Physical Medicine, Japanese and Auricular Acupuncture.

Styles of Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture (TCM)
Utilizes specific acupuncture points on the body to treat a wide range of signs and symptoms. Tongue and Pulse diagnosis is commonly used.

Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM)
Developed by Mark Seem, founder of Tri-State College of Acupuncture, APM uses extensive palpation to find where the patient has become constrained leading to pain and tight musculature. APM mixes meridian acupuncture with Western techniques, most notably trigger point dry needling, which was taught by the late Janet Travell, MD.

Japanese Acupuncture
Utilizes palpation of the abdomen, radial artery and meridians to guide diagnosis and treatment. Japanese Acupuncture uses finer needles and requires less stimulation than traditional Chinese acupuncture.

Auricular Acupuncture

This theory uses the ear as a representation of the entire body. This can be used alone or in conjunction with body acupuncture. Ear acupuncture is used extensively in smoking cessation and with drug and alcohol addiction treatment utilizing the NADA protocol