Meet our Staff

We are proud of our entire staff here at Ancient Arts Acupuncture. Each member of our team contributes expertise in different areas integral to our mission to improve our patients’ health and well being. They are always available to answer questions and to be caring support when needed.

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:

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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. In 2016, he expanded his practice to serve Red Bank and its surrounding communitie: Middletown, Oceanport, Fair Haven, Little Silver, Rumson, Eatontown, Long Branch and Shrewsbury Township.

Thomas Mazorlig


Thomas Mazorlig graduated from the Eastern School of Traditional Medicine and Acupuncture in Bloomfield, N.J. At Eastern School, he was trained in three styles of acupuncture: Traditional Chinese Medical Acupuncture (TCM), Japanese Acupuncture (in the style of Kiiko Matsumoto), and Five Element Acupuncture. He has performed a clinical internship in Traditional Chinese Medical Acupuncture.

Mr. Mazorlig 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. He completed a Masters of Acupuncture at Eastern School.

Prior to training as an acupuncturist, Mr. Mazorlig obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in Anatomy and Physiology at Cornell University. In 2002, Mr. Mazorlig completed the massage therapy program at the Institute for Therapeutic Massage. He worked as a certified massage therapist at Family First Chiropractic and with a private client base for several years. He also taught anatomy and physiology at the Institute for Therapeutic Massage from 2004 to 2013.

Steven Russell

Massage Therapist

Steven Russell, owner of Becoming Sound LLC, is a Licensed Massage Therapist(Lic.18KT01081000), having graduated from the American Institute of Alternative Medicine. He continues to study new therapies in helping people find health and wellness, recently completing courses in Thai Yoga Massage, Shiatsu Massage, Pelvic Techniques for Low Back Pain, and Myofascial Release for Neck, Voice, and Swallowing Disorders.

Steven is a Certified Yoga Teacher, having studied with Sri Dharma Mittra in New York. He is a long time professional musician, having served churches and schools throughout Monmouth County. Steven has a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Westminster Choir College, and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.


Billing & Insurance Expert

An invaluable asset for Ancient Arts, Liz makes so much of what we do for our patients possible. Successfully navigating the complexities of health insurance plans requires someone with her patience, tenacity and extensive background in medical billing. Liz is the proud and excellent mother of two fantastic young children you might meet around our office from time to time.


Office Manager

When you call our office, the friendly voice with the forever sunny disposition you hear on the other end of the line will be Katie. She will handle all of your interaction with our office, schedule and confirm your appointments and generally make your visit with us a joy. Katie has a deep background in customer service and has been a delightful addition to our staff adding a touch of welcoming personality to our front office for years now.