About Dr. Joseph Scapicio

Dr. Scapicio is an honors graduate of the Eastern School of Traditional Medicine and Acupuncture in Montclair, N.J. At the Eastern School, he was trained extensively in Traditional Chinese Medical Acupuncture, Japanese Acupuncture, and Five Element Acupuncture. He has performed clinical internships in Chinese and Japanese styles of acupuncture. Dr. Scapicio is also a board certified diplomate of acupuncture through the National Board Certification Committee of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and a licensed acupuncturist in the State of New Jersey.

Prior to to his formal training as an acupuncturist, Dr. Scapicio practiced in the health care field for over 30 years. He was a 1983 graduate of Life Chiropractic University in Marietta, Ga. Throughout his years in practice, Dr. Scapicio has developed an opened minded philosophy of health care which is centered upon always keeping the best interest of the patient first. He has established a diverse network of both alternative and medical professionals in order to be sure that his patients are receiving a comprehensive and high level of care.

Dr. Scapicio is regularly involved in continuing education and studies involving topics such as:

  • Pre-surgical and Post-surgical Spine and Joint Pain Treatment: We regularly treat patients who are trying to avoid neck, back, and joint surgery.We also treat residual pain after surgery and failed back surgery symptoms. Low back pain, sciatica, neck pain and headaches, shoulder, hip, and knee pain are some of the most common types of pain that we treat.
  • Pain Management: Pain is perhaps the most common reason that patients present in many acupuncture offices. Dr. Scapicio has been involved in pain management for over 27 years and continues to add to his knowledge base with the most current treatment protocols available.
  • Fertility Treatment: Acupuncture and herbs are becoming more well-known for their effectiveness in improving conception, preventing miscarriage, and carrying to full term pregnancy. Acupuncture improves the function of the ovaries to produce better quality eggs, regulates hormones to produce a larger number of follicles, and helps to increase the thickness of the uterine lining.
  • Womens’ Health Issues: Many women are now seeking complimentary care for their health issues. Recognizing this trend and the unique challenges that are presented in womens’ health, Dr. Scapicio participates in ongoing educational courses to meet these needs.
  • Cancer and Oncology Support: Memorial Sloan Kettering and many other cancer treatment centers offer acupuncture treatment to their cancer patients. It is utilized for the management of pain, nausea, the side of effects of chemotherapy medications, and relaxation. Dr. Scapicio has participated in Memorial Sloan Ketterings’ “Acupuncture for the Cancer Patient” educational series and utilizes these techniques in a supportive role for patients who are in treatment for cancer.
  • Sports Injuries: Dr. Scapicio has been a certified sports physician since 1985 and continues to seek out techniques that will improve recovery time naturally and minimize the reoccurrence of injury.
  • Digestive Disorders: Acupuncture has had a long history of success in regulating the digestive tract. It is effective for treating acid reflux, indigestion, IBS, colitis, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea

Dr. Scapicio has been serving Toms River and the surrounding towns of Brick, Beachwood, Seaside, Lakewood, Jackson, Manchester, and all of Ocean County, New Jersey since 1983.

About Janeen Argyros

Janeen is a National Diplomat and licensed Acupuncturist with proven strengths in developing and maintaining patient care relationships, utilizing Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory and corresponding modalities.  She has a clear and consistent record of meeting patient expectations, while delivering high quality health outcomes. Janeen believes that the human body is excellent at healing itself under the right conditions.  It is her goal as an acupuncturist to help create the proper conditions in which the human body can function optimally.

Janeen has studied and possesses extensive knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine principles paired with a strong understanding of the body’s energetic systems, traditional techniques, and modern methods used to optimize patient outcomes. She is skilled in modern and ancient techniques including TCM, Kiiko, Master Tang, Callison, E-stim, Moxibustion, Cupping, Tuina, Gua Sha, and nutritional advice.

She graduated with her Masters of Science Degree in Acupuncture from the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine, in Bloomfield, NJ. While pursuing her degree, she spent the majority of her clinical internship at the East Orange Veteran’s Hospital.  While there she treated a wide variety of Veterans with both physical and emotional scars.

She maintains a high level of care and professionalism through ongoing advanced education and training including orthopedic conditions, infertility, and neurology.

In addition to Janeen’s acupuncture skills and experience, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Delaware, an MBA from Monmouth University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with over 25 years in the pharmaceutical industry. She is American Heart Association CPR/AED certified and has been a NJ Emergency Medical Technician in Ocean County.

When Janeen is not practicing Acupuncture, she can be found reading books, at the beach, walking her dog Klaus, or planning her next big adventure with her beloved husband Bernie.

Our Office

Shore Acupuncture is conveniently located at 326c Commons Way in Toms River. Our office staff is friendly and ready to help. If you need additional assistance, please call us at (732) 349-4060 or use our contact form

Shore Acupuncture
326c Commons Way
Toms River, NJ 08755
(732) 349-4060

Business Hours:
Monday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm