1600 Parker Avenue

Fort Lee, NJ 07024 US

201-302-9993

Welcome to Ishitani Health Center!

Chiropractic | Acupuncture | Decompression Therapy | Nutrition Counseling

  

Thank you for visiting the Ishitani Health Center website and allowing us to provide you with the information you've been searching for.

At Ishitani Health Center, we offer our patients highly specialized care through various forms of safe, natural holistic medicine, including Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Acupuncture, Decompression Therapy, Herbal Medicine, Nutrition Counseling, and Naturopathic Medicine.

Are you suffering from any of the following conditions or simply wish to maintain your overall health and wellbeing? If so, schedule an appointment today by calling (201) 302-9993 to receive a complimentary consultation and full spinal examination. At Ishitani Health Center, you will receive the professional care and treatment you need to alleviate and eliminate conditions including:

► Neck Pain
► Back Pain
► Whiplash/Automobile Injuries 
► Herniated Discs
► Shoulder Pain
► Sports Injuries
► Chronic Knee Pain

Dr. Mika Ishitani, D.C., Dr. Jason Park, D.C., Dr. Walter Fricke, D.Ac, and our entire staff share in the belief that everyone deserves the opportunity to live their life in optimum health, and that is exactly what we offer you here at Ishitani Health Center. We are expertly trained and equipped to provide effective, safe, pain-free treatment to all age groups, from pediatric to geriatric.  

Located in Fort Lee, New Jersey, Ishitani Health Center proudly serves the local community as well as other cities in Bergen and Hudson Counties, including Englewood Cliffs, Cliffside Park, Palisades Park, Hackensack, Edgewater, and West New York. 

Please contact us at 201-302-9993 to make an appointment with one of our doctors and learn how we can help you. The sooner you call us, the sooner you can start enjoying a pain-free life of optimum health. Take the first step and call us today!

Learn more about the services offered at Ishitani Health Center and how they can benefit you!


Ishitani Health Center | 201-302-9993
1600 Parker Avenue 
Fort Lee, NJ 07024


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Meet the Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Walter Fricke
    Doctor of Acupuncture

    Dr. Walter Fricke is a Board-Certified Diplomate and Doctor of Acupuncture. He has been practicing acupuncture for 15 years, with experience serving patients in both a private practice and hospital setting. Dr. Fricke is also a 6th degree Black Belt Master in Taekwondo and Hapkido and has been practicing since the age of 8. When he was a teenager, he sustained an injury to his lower back while practicing martial arts. He went to several physicians to seek relief for the injury, but none of them were able to alleviate the pain, that is until he went to an acupuncturist. The relief he got from his acupuncture treatments showed him the power of holistic medicine and inspired him to pursue a career in acupuncture. 

    Dr. Fricke earned his master’s degree in Acupuncture from the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine in Montclair, NJ, where he also served as a professor of oriental medicine and former academic dean. He later earned his doctorate degree in Acupuncture from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA. Today, Dr. Fricke specializes in acupuncture for pain management and rehabilitation for patients of all ages. He has been recognized by Top Doctor and Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare for his excellence in acupuncture.

    In addition to his work as an acupuncturist and service to the education of oriental medicine practitioners, Dr. Fricke has also conducted extensive research on the efficacy of various applications of acupuncture as well as other topics in holistic medicine, with notable publications on the use of acupuncture for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), insomnia, and other conditions. Dr. Walter Fricke’s years of experience and continued contributions to oriental medicine research reflect his dedication to and expertise in acupuncture. At Ishitani Health Center, he hopes to provide excellent, effective care to every patient.


    Experience

    Independent Medical Examiner

    Researcher – War Related Illness and Injury Study Center, Veterans Hospital Healthcare System, East Orange, NJ

    PLA Evaluator, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine – State University of New York, Empire College, NY

    Planning Committee, Fascia Research Congress

    NCCAOM Continuing Education Provider – Touro Medical School, NY

    Academic Dean – Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine, Montclair, NJ

    IRB Chairman – Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine, Montclair, NJ

    Attending Clinical Supervisor – Eastern School Externship Program, Veterans Hospital Health Care System, East Orange, NJ

    Attending Clinical Supervisor – Intern Clinic, Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine, Montclair, NJ

    Professor (Oriental Theory, Qi Gong, Interpreting Western Labs, Tongue and Pulse Diagnosis, Clinic Research) – Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine, Montclair, NJ

    Instructor (Traditional Chinese Medicine) – University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ

    Planning Committee NY TCM Summit 2008

    Health Staff Writer – MDAlternative.com


    Publications and Research

    Independent Medical Examiner – NY

    Researcher – War Related Illness and Injury Study Center, Veterans Hospital Healthcare System, East Orange, NJ

    PLA Evaluator – State University of New York, Empire College, NY

    Planning Committee, Fascia Research Congress

    NCCAOM Continuing Education Provider – Touro Medical School, NYC, Fascia Research Congress D.C.

    Academic Dean – Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine, Montclair, NJ

    IRB Chairman, Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine, Montclair, NJ

    Attending Clinical Supervisor – Eastern School Externship Program, Veterans Hospital Health Care System, East Orange, NJ

    Attending Clinical Supervisor – Intern Clinic, Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine, Montclair, NJ

    Professor  (Oriental Theory, Qi Gong, Interpreting Western Labs, Tongue & PulseDiagnosis, Clinic Research) – Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine, Montclair, NJ 

    Instructor  (Traditional Chinese Medicine) – University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ

    Planning Committee NY TCM Summit


    Research and Publications
    Health Staff Writer  – MDAlternative.com
       Fricke, W., 'Immunity and Acupuncture,' Oct. 2011
       Fricke, W., 'Taking the Pain out of Cycling,' Aug. 2011
       Fricke, W., 'Back Pain Relief with Electrostimulation,' Jan. 2010

    Fricke, W., 'Education in Traditional Medicine: Challenges and Trends,' New York TCM Summit Press, 2008, pp.40

    Principal Investigator, 'The Efficacy of Acupuncture Point LI4 for Pain and Anxiety during Venipuncture in Pediatrics,' St. Joseph's Children’s Hospital, Paterson, NJ

    Principal Investigator, 'Acupuncture in the Treatment of Idiopathic Toe Walking,' St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, Paterson, NJ

    Principal Investigator, 'Parental Perceptions of Integrative Medicine,' St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, Paterson, NJ

    Investigator, 'Acupuncture in the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury,' Veterans Healthcare System, East Orange, NJ and Samueli Institute, VA

    Investigator, 'Qi-Gong for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in OEF & IEF Combat Veterans,' Veterans Healthcare System, East Orange, NJ

    Technical Expert Panel, Evidence-Based Synthesis Research Project, 'The Efficacy of Acupuncture – a meta-analysis,' Veterans Healthcare System

    Principal Investigator, 'Insomnia and the Treatment of Acupuncture,' ESATM

    Principal Investigator, 'Acupuncture for Smoking Cessation,' ESATM

    Principal Investigator, 'The Effects of Acupuncture versus Acupuncture with Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation for the Treatment of Chronic Low
    Back Pain,' ESATM

    Principal Investigator, 'Acupuncture and the Treatment of Hypertension,' ESATM


    Professional Presentations and Lectures
    St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, Paterson, NJ, Grand Rounds, Topic: Integrative Medicine in Evidence-Based Practice in a Hospital Setting

    Conference on Neutropenia, Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, Topic:
    Integrating Balance and Health with Chronic Neutropenia

    New York Traditional Chinese Medicine Summit, Flushing NY, Topic: Education in Traditional Chinese Medicine: Standard and Quality

    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, Topic: Traditional Chinese Medicine in Modern Health Care

    Newark Academy, Livingston, NJ, Topic: Overview of TCM


    Awards and Recognition

    Top Doctor 2017

    Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare 2016

    Induction into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame, 2002

    6th Degree Black Belt Master in Taekwondo and Hapkido

  • Mauro Spini
    Director of Office and Patient Services

    Along with his wife, Dr. Mika Ishitani, Mauro Spini is a co-founder of Ishitani Health Center.

    Mauro has been with Ishitani Health Center from its inception, and his numerous “behind the scenes” responsibilities assure each patient a pleasant visit and a highly-professional, smooth-running clinic.  

    As Director of Office and Patient Services, Mauro oversees the coordination of benefits for the patients, including insurance verification and claims submissions.  He works hard to resolve patients’ problems with their insurance and assists with doctor-patient relationships, helping to improve communications and patient satisfaction. As IT Officer, Mauro has implemented several technology upgrades to better serve the patient and assist the doctor. 

    Mauro is also responsible for making sure doctors and staff are compliant with the current standards of federal insurance regulations and medical coding. To accomplish this, Mauro attends coding and compliance seminars on a regular basis. 

    As the Facility Director, Mauro makes sure the office environment, equipment, and instruments are well-maintained and in proper working order. 

    While masterfully handling all his technical duties, Mauro does not miss the opportunity to greet each patient with a cheerful smile and genuine caring.  He and the entire staff at Ishitani Health Center want to make every patient's office visit the very best possible.  

    Mauro fills his weekends with treasured family time, car racing, and sports.

    Welcome to Ishitani Health Center!

  • Dr.
    Jason Park
    Board Certified Chiropractic Physician

    Dr. Jason Park entered the field of Chiropractic because a chiropractor cured his chronic low back pain that he sustained in an auto accident. He was inspired by the natural healing methods of the chiropractor and decided to pursue the profession of Chiropractic.

    He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and has completed his doctoral studies at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport Iowa, which is the “fountainhead” school of Chiropractic.

    Dr. Park’s unique approach to patient care is to relieve injury to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves of the body.  His care has proven to be effective in treating neck pain, back pain, leg and arm pain, sports injuries and motor vehicle accident injuries.

    Currently, Dr. Park is pursuing a Master of Acupuncture degree from the New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine to expand his scope of practice and to treat his patients more effectively.

    He feels that one of the best things about being a chiropractor is the satisfaction he sees on the faces of his patients as they leave the office.  And for him, helping people is instant gratification and makes chiropractic something he really loves to do. Dr. Park’s goal is to educate, relieve his patients' pain, and maintain his patients' health.

  • Dr.
    Mika Ishitani
    Board Certified Chiropractic Physician

    Dr. Mika Ishitani is the founder of Ishitani Health Center in Fort Lee, NJ.  She began practicing chiropractic in 2000 and has made it her lifelong commitment to research and discover the most effective ways to relieve and eliminate the pain for those suffering from neck and back pain as well as pain resulting from traumatic injuries such as automobile accidents and sports injuries.
     
    As a young child living in Japan, Dr. Ishitani knew she wanted to help people live a healthy life and decided to become a chiropractor.  Upon earning her bachelor’s degree in Japan, Dr. Ishitani was determined to learn from the best and went searching for the most prestigious chiropractic college in the world … and she found it … Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Dr. Mika (as her patients affectionately call her) moved to the United States and received her doctorate degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic.  This was a major accomplishment but just a starting point for Dr. Mika and her mission to help restore people’s health without drugs or surgery. To date, Dr. Mika has helped thousands of patients get back to a pain-free life of better health.  

    Prior to opening her own practice in Fort Lee, Dr. Mika practiced for a large chiropractic clinic in California that specialized in family and accident injury care. This experience gave Dr. Mika the opportunity to help a wide variety of patients including those who had been in automobile accidents or injured on the job as well as patients suffering from headaches, neck pain, and back pain.  

    Dr. Mika's love of family is reflected in her gentle, effective care of children.  She is certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, one of the most honored and respected children’s associations. Dr. Mika is also a Webster technique chiropractic doctor, certified to safely treat pregnant women for back and neck pain, as well as supporting pregnancy health.
     
    Dr. Mika is an active member of the American Chiropractic Association, the New Jersey Chiropractic Association, the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association, the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, and the Japanese Chiropractic Association.

    Dr. Mika is also the author of the book “NECK PAIN” and co-author of 'NECK PAIN – You Don’t Want It, You Don’t Need It.'

    Dr. Mika is committed to teaching people how to regain their health and how to stay healthy. 

    She would like to help you and is happy to answer your questions regarding chiropractic and your health.

Testimonials

Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Drs Ishitani and Dizon are the best! Do yourself a favor and see them! Highly detailed and thorough! I have been going to them for 9 years and will continue for many more."
    - Martin K. Fort Lee, NJ

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