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About Phoenix Rising

We are proud to announce that we are conveniently located in both Commack and West Islip, NY.  Our practice provides a relaxing therapeutic oasis that gives our patients the feeling of being at home.  Our philosophy is to provide excellent integrative and complimentary healthcare that is affordable and to advocate and teach a healthy lifestyle to our community. 

About the Acupuncturist

Dr. Dean Monitto, L.Ac., DACM, has been practicing Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for 18 years.  He is a former Chemistry, Physics, and Biology teacher, a professor of TCM and Clinic Director of New York College of Allied Health Professions and Florida College of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Dean's practice is research based, meaning that he practices and teaches with the knowledge of the science behind the Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.  His practice experience is vast.  He was the first alternative healthcare practitioner for Universal Studios, was a health and wellness consultant for Disney's Orlando Cast, worked with various members of the US Olympic track team, Orlando Predators Football team, and various pro golfers.  

Dean believes that the responsibility he has for his patients health and wellness as a healthcare provider must be represented in his own lifestyle.  He has competed in many triathlons, and century bike events.  He also trains in Krav Maga (a form of martial arts) for the past 5 years.  Dean enjoys the outdoors and loves camping with his family and friends.  Dean received his Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.  

Providing you a balance of

western and eastern medicine

"Many well-designed studies have found that acupuncture can help with certain conditions, such as back pain, knee pain, headaches and osteoarthritis.” Research includes various scientific approaches to validating and measuring the effects of acupuncture including MRI studies, biochemical and bioelectric analysis and clinical trials. The NIH also reports, “Studies have found it to be very safe, with few side effects.” - National Institute of Health (NIH)

149 Commack Road   Commack, NY 11725


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