Top-rated Chiropractor in Delaware

Chiropractic Care is Not Just for Neck and Back Pain

Any number of factors, such as falls, accidents, stress, tension, or over-use can cause improper motion or position of the moving bones of the spine, called subluxations. These events can interfere with the vital exchange between the nerves, tissues and organs. Although many people think of back and neck pain when they think of chiropractic medicine, in fact subluxations can result in a multitude of symptoms including:


Treating the source of the problem, not just the symptom

Doctors of chiropractic are trained to locate the source of pain or discomfort, even though it may actually be far from the location where the symptom is occurring- and then we correct or adjust the joints in the body to set it up to heal on its own.
The doctors of Pure Wellness will custom tailor each patient’s care. We will choose the best correction or adjustment dependent upon your age, condition, and health goals. The important aspect to remember is that chiropractic success occurs by addressing the source of the problem, not masking the symptoms.

  • Arthritis
  • Shoulder pain
  • Headaches
  • Sciatica (pain radiating down through the pelvis and back of the thigh)
  • Arm pain
  • Hip and knee pain
  • Pinched nerves
  • Disc problems
  • Muscle spasms
  • Peptic Ulcers
  • Constipation and other organ dysfunctions

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Pure Wellness Acupuncture

Pure Wellness Acupuncture

Medical Appointments & Trigger Point Acupuncture (Dry Needling)

Medical Appointments
Medical appointments cover a wide variety of conditions, including joint pain, migraines, allergies, digestion, and women’s health. Appointments are typically around an hour and most patients will require several visits in a row. Generally, acute issues take 4 to 6 visits, while chronic issues may require longer term management, but each case is unique.

Trigger Point Acupuncture/Dry Needling
Generally included as a part of most orthopedic treatments during medical visits, this specific technique has been utilized by acupuncturists for many years in the United States. Licensed acupuncturists undergo hundreds of hours of training in needling techniques to ensure safety of patients during needle insertion and manipulation.

How does Acupuncture work?
Hair-thin needles are inserted into acupuncture points or points of heat in order to bring endorphins and energy, promoting your body to heal itself.

What will My Acupuncturist Do?

During an initial examination, a full health history is taken. Questions are asked regarding health, symptoms, and lifestyle. An appropriate physical examination may be conducted which may include a pulse and tongue evaluation. This information is organized to create a complete, accurate, and comprehensive diagnosis of where the blocks/imbalances are in the body. Visits usually last 30-90 minutes.

Is Acupuncture safe?

Acupuncture is an extremely safe, all-natural drug-free therapy, yielding no negative side effects, just feelings of relaxation and well-being. You may experience vague numbness, heaviness, tingling, or dull ache where the needle is inserted. All reactions are good and a sign that the treatment is working.

How Should I Prepare for the Visit?

  • We’re here to help you! Write down and bring any questions you may have.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing for easy access to acupuncture points.
  • Do not eat large meals just before or after your visit.
  • Refrain from overexertion, working out, drugs, or alcohol for up to 6 hours after the visit.
  • Avoid stressful situations. Make time to relax, and be sure to get plenty of rest.
  • Between visits, make note of any changes that may have occurred, such as alleviation of pain, pain moving to other areas, or changes in frequency and type of symptoms


Is Acupuncture covered by insurance?

Each health policy must be reviewed to determine acupuncture benefits. If Acupuncture is not covered, don’t worry! Pure Wellness has set up affordable payment plans for this service.

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Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine

What is Functional Medicine?

Functional Medicine asks how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual.

The Functional Medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness.  It relies on a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcome.

By addressing root cause, rather than symptoms, practitioners become oriented to identifying the complexity of disease.  They may find one condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions.  As a result, Functional Medicine treatment targets the specific manifestations of disease in each individual.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Dr. Lisa DiRenzo graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1991. After graduation she went on to immediately become a board certified anesthesiologist. During her 27 years of practice, she has become Increasingly aware of the toll that chronic inflammation due to poor diet, obesity, environmental toxins, antibiotic overuse, sleep deprivation and stress have taken on her patients. She has witnessed and empathized with patients who felt frustrated at seeing multiple doctors, taking more medications and getting no relief of symptoms.

She began researching the Functional Medicine philosophy and discovered sound, evidence based, physiologic solutions to many chronic conditions. However, her research revealed very limited resources for such medical care in her practice region. She became a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine in 2017 and decided to pursue a practice to provide patients with this much needed care close to home

)Her practice is a patient driven approach to treat the root causes of a patient’s condition while paying attention to how all the body’s systems interconnect. In particular, she can address the impact that stress, poor nutrition, lack of exercise and toxins have on accelerating the natural hormonal imbalance that occurs as both men and women age.

Her practice modalities include:

1) Removing and reducing dietary and environmental toxins where possible.

2) Improving the body’s natural healing ability with dietary changes and nutritional supplements.

3) Using customized exercise routines.

4) Providing personalized stress relieving techniques.

5) Addressing lack of sleep.

6) In addition to the aforementioned lifestyle modifications, providing the option for bioidentical hormone therapy (BHRT) for hormonal imbalance.


Dr. Lisa DiRenzo practices Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays 

Abby Medical Center | 1 Centurian Drive, Suite 104 | Newark DE 19713 


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IV Therapy

IV Therapy

IV Therapy Descriptions & Uses

IV therapy is a great way to:

  • Increase energy
  • Decrease stress
  • Improve hydration
  • Regulate the immune system
  • Treat autoimmune flare ups
  • Improve skin quality
  • Help reduce headaches
  • Improve symptoms of depression
  • Improve record time for athletes
  • Improve athletic performance and endurance
  • Relieve allergies, colds and flu symptoms (and shorten duration)

IV therapy works by bypassing gut to get vitamins and nutrients directly into blood. Most chronically ill patients have severe gut dysfunction and this method of treatment works faster in more acute situations to speed up absorption of nutrients. Even healthy patients who eat fairly well benefit from bypassing the gut in order to replenish missing nutrients. It can improve chronic symptoms more rapidly.

Examples of chronic disease it helps treat:

Rheumatoid arthritis
Colitis / Crohns
Chronic fatigue
Depression adrenal dysfunction
Auto-immune disease

aA minimum of 4 days is required to schedule IV’s.  Deposits are taken at the time of scheduling, as these are compounded to order.

Myers’ Cocktail $270/injection

  • Contains: Calcium, Magnesium, Selenium, Vitamin B complex with B6 & B12, Vitamin C, and my formula adds Glutathione.
  • Uses: provides overall hydration, acts as an antioxidant, improves bone health, boosts immunity, and is energy boosting.
  • Recommended for patients with: chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, adrenal dysfunction, malabsorption or any patient that just needs a quick boost for a flight, or special event, or is under unusual temporary stress.

Anti-Inflammatory/Antioxidant/Immune Enhancing Cocktail $395/injection

  • Contains: Calcium, Magnesium, Selenium, Germanium, Zinc, Vitamin B complex with B6 and B12, and Glutathione
  • Uses: this formulation uniquely combines basic Myers vitamins with the addition of germanium, zinc. This therapy provides enhanced immune boosting with antiviral effects from the germanium. It also provides more intense antioxidant and anti-inflammatory results.
  • Recommended for patients with the following concerns: auto-immune disease, cancer, liver disease, chronic constipation, chronic fatigue, heavy metal toxicity, malnutrition, chemotherapy, cold or flu symptoms, or other viral infections.

Neuromuscular Cocktail $295/injection

  • Contains: Selenium, Zinc, Vitamin B complex, Vitamin C, Glutathione, and Taurine
  • Uses: this formulation contains Taurine, an essential amino acid that the body does not produce on its own. It is vital to maintain healthy heart muscle and healthy vascular tone, it is required for healthy liver function, it is anti-aging, it supports cognition and healthy brain function, it also enhances physical endurance, it supports skeletal muscle health and it helps maintain optimum eye health.
  • Recommended for the following patients with: macular degeneration, glaucoma, hypertension, hypothyroid, congestive heart failure or heart disease, high cholesterol , neuromuscular conditions, or endurance athletes. ( ***it can NOT be used for patients with bipolar disease or
    on lithium).

Glutathione Therapies $240/10ml injection and $420 /50ml injection

  • Contains: Glutathione
  • Uses: to improve overall gut health, aid in the body’s detoxification, support liver health, improve neuro-cognitive function, it is anti-aging, and it boosts immunity.
  • Recommended for: liver disease, Parkinson’s, asthma, gut dysfunction, or environmental illness patients. (*** G-6-PD deficient patients must alert physician of their condition…certain formulas should be avoided).

Dr. Lisa DiRenzo is available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays at our Newark Location (550 Stanton Christiana Rd | Suite 302
(302) 828-8650

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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

If you are eager to restore normal hormonal levels and reduce hormonal imbalance symptoms contact Pure Wellness Functional Medicine today! Dr. Lisa DiRenzo, is a highly trained Doctor of Osteopath specializing in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Find out if you have high or low testosterone, progesterone or estrogen levels.

Whether you are grappling with symptoms of aging or diagnosed conditions such as menopause, perimenopause, adrenal fatigue, andropause or thyroid disorder we offer a treatment solution designed just for you.

Our goal is to help replace and restore natural hormone levels that decrease as we age, back to optimum levels. We are committed to improving your well-being and quality of life, while promoting a longer and healthier life span; the essence of preventative & restorative medicine.

Why Bioidentical hormone therapy (BHRT) vs. Conventional Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)?
Conventional Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) uses synthetic hormones such as Prempro, Premarin, and Provera. Synthetic hormones are man-made, chemically based and often patented, resulting in the same care for every patient.

Bioidentical hormone therapy uses bioidentical hormones, which are much different than their highly-controversial counterpart, synthetic hormones. Bioidentical hormones are custom-compounded hormones derived from naturally occurring sources, extracted from plants, such as yam and soy, designed to be an exact replica of natural hormones that the body organically produces.

The fundamental difference between conventional (synthetic) hormones and bioidentical hormones is the structure. Because bioidentical hormones are structurally identical to endogenous human hormones, they operate on the same cellular level, fitting with the proper receptors and initiating the same sequence of physiological reactions as natural hormones.

What are some Hormonal Imbalance Symptoms?

Hormone levels naturally fluctuate throughout different phases of life such as puberty, pregnancy and menopause. Symptoms of hormonal imbalance typically are disregarded as part of the aging process; however, can detect a specific diagnosis. Good news is that they can be improved or even eliminated with the right treatment.  Common symptoms include:
• depression
• insomnia
• anxiety
• migraines
• erectile dysfunction
• memory loss
• headaches
• fatigue
• back pain
• night sweats
• weight gain
• breast tenderness
• cramps
• hot flashes
• hair loss
• fluid retention
• decreased libido
• mood changes
• heavy/ light periods
You do not need to have all symptoms to confirm you are showing signs of hormonal imbalance. In fact, you may have just two or three symptoms and they may vary at different times of the month. Additionally, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy may also help relieve symptoms of PCOS & Thyroid Disorders.


What Causes Hormonal Imbalance?

There are many causes of hormonal imbalance including stress (emotional, work-related, dietary or physical), digestion problems (such as constipation, diarrhea and gas) and improper thyroid function. Within the human body are roughly one trillion cells that rely on the precise balance of hormones to carry out a variety of functions. Hormones act as chemical messengers in the body, and when any component in the system fails, the body can no longer perform optimally. Often, the symptoms related to hormone imbalances are due to barriers on the cellular level.

How Do You Know if You Have a Hormone Imbalance?

Dr. Lisa DiRenzo, will methodically evaluate your hormone imbalance symptoms, along with a comprehensive review of medical history, lifestyle and hormone testing to identify your personal healthcare needs.

Results from the blood and urine testing are reviewed and all hormone treatment plans are tailor-made to focus on your specific needs and goals.
This form of a personalized diagnostic protocol will make certain that each patient receives the most precise and safe treatment options available. Dr. DiRenzo will continue to monitor improvements and re-evaluate your treatment, assuring that ideal balance is sustained.
If you are eager to restore vitality with expert care from a highly trained physician who specializes in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, contact Pure Wellness Functional Medicine today. Dr. DiRenzo and her team can help you reach your health goals and experience total wellness. Dr. DiRenzo is one of the only physicians in Delaware skillfully qualified to help you attain your health and wellness goals. Get started on a custom-made treatment plan designed to fit your lifestyle and ensure you reach optimal wellness. Begin your journey and regain your life now, call Pure Wellness Functional Medicine to schedule your first appointment!
Dr. Lisa DiRenzo is available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays at our Newark Location (550 Stanton Christiana Rd | Suite 302) or at The Birth Center: Holistic Women’s Healthcare (620 Churchmans Crossing | Suite 101 | Newark, DE 19713) on Monday mornings.
(302) 828-8650

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