NJ Acupuncture & Nutrition Practice

At Restoration Health, we take the time to get to know each of our patients and then combine our deep knowledge of Eastern and Western medicine and nutrition to help them achieve optimal health. We are real people, driven by our belief that healthcare should be exactly that…Health Care.


Dr. Lauren Kaplan - D.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)®

Lauren is a nationally board certified Doctor of Acupuncture who came to acupuncture out of her own desperate need to find pain relief from an 18-month long broken coccyx injury. While Lauren had a tremendous fear of needles and was the most unlikely person ever to become an acupuncturist, she loves helping patients, especially the skeptics, feel their best. You can read more here.

She earned her Doctor of Acupuncture, Master of Science in Acupuncture and Bachelor of Professional Studies degrees from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.  Lauren is certified in facial rejuvenation and also served as an intern at NYU Lutheran Hospital in the Orthopedic/Neurology department where she received additional training in acupuncture for post-stroke sequelae.

Lauren honed her people and business skills as the owner of ThinkingKap, LLC, a firm that specializes in brand development and marketing strategy for businesses such as ADP, Mercedes-Benz USA, Willis International, Starz, Universal Studios, and others.

Lauren’s practice philosophy is to get her patients to a place where they don’t need to come for acupuncture, but instead, choose to come on occasion to maintain good health. (In other words, she is not interested in taking your money and making you come in unnecessarily.  She actually wants you to get better so you refer others!)

Dr. Kathy

Kathy D’Agati - Holistic Nutrition Coach, Certified Gluten Practitioner

Kathy is healing-foods crusader driven by her passion to end our modern-day epidemic of autoimmune disease and chronic conditions like acid reflux, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and persistent weight gain to name a few.

Her most recent studies are also focused on the powerful healing effects of food on the brain. Kathy lost both her mother and her grandmother to the devastatingly cruel disease of Alzheimer’s. That long painful goodbye became a driving force to learn all she could to prevent that disease from ever destroying another loved one.

Kathy teaches committed men and women how to nourish themselves and their families, so they can live vibrant, healthy lives at every age. She continually updates her programs as she studies with doctors on the cutting edge of nutrition science.

Kathy’s clients gain education, inspiration and empowerment from her programs and achieve their long sought-after goals. Using her many years of experience, she quickly identifies the obstacles that derailed success in the past and finds innovative ways to move beyond the barriers to achieve lasting success.

Kathy is a 2007 graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition with a certification from Columbia Teachers College. Kathy studied with Dr. Tom O’Bryan, a teacher at Functional Medicine University, and became a Certified Gluten Practitioner in 2016.

She loves educating through public speaking and her writings are frequently published in Natural Awakenings magazine.


Alissa R. Okrent - Certified Mindful Coach and Yoga Practitioner (RYT)

Alissa Okrent is a Soul Management Expert. She holds a BA degree in Psychology and
French. She has a decade of experience partnering with organizations to help them
develop tools for team cohesion, effective communication, increased productivity and to
manage change.

Her workshops enable her clients to gain an increased acceptance of their gifts and
talents to further their professional growth and development. Alissa guides, supports,
and teaches these strategies with compassion and non-judgment.

Trust – Explore – Transform is her mantra. From her psychology background and
certifications in Guiding Mindful Change and Soul Language, she brings in the human
experience to leverage her intuitive skills in mentoring her clients.

Her certifications include: 200 RYT yoga, Soul Language Practitioner, Certified Mindful Change Coach, American Council on Exercise Health Coach, and American Council on Exercise Fitness Instructor.

Giving Back

Our vision is to work openly within our community and with other healthcare providers to create a healthcare system that strikes the best possible balance between ancient and modern wellness paradigms to provide personalized care and improve patient outcomes. As part of this vision, we actively donate our time and services to worthy local non-profit organizations such as Homeless Solutions to help ensure our community thrives.