Leeward Acupuncture Center, Inc. | Diego Leong Roig, LAC

Real Estate Agent with Liberty Homes RS-#62825

What better way to write about a Hawaii Local Business except from first hand from experience?  Leeward Acupuncture Center, Inc. and my acupuncturist/massage therapist, Diego Leong Roig is everyone's alternative medicine and health care provider! 

I made a decision a year ago that would turn out to be the best ‘medical' decision of my life.

The turning point was realizing that there IS an alternative to drugs and operations for certain medical problems. There IS an alternative other than the regular series of standard medical practice for things that would only cause future problems..... And still not ‘cure' the original symptom.

Leeward AcupunctureGranted, there are some things that can't be ‘cured' although there IS alternative medicine and health care to relieve most of those aches and pains. I originally went to Diego Leong Roig because of my carpal tunnel and my foot had some kind of nerve damage that was causing severe pain and two numb toes. The doctors before said to wear braces at night and support during the day. Diego Leong Roig said no....that I was babying it and making it worse.

When your career relies on the computer, these two ailments cause interference with work.

After a few months of massage therapy (deep tissue massage) and acupuncture my carpal tunnel was so manageable that I could type comfortably again for hours on end. I eventually had to get cortisone shots in my foot (nerve damage) but the rest of my aches and pains are manageable with my acupuncture/massage therapy appointments every 3 weeks to get the ‘kinks' out.

It also takes a good ‘bedside manner' such as the kind Diego Leong Roig gives both me...and my husband (yes, he goes too!) and his demeanor, professional work ethics and his knowledge and experience are what keeps us going back to him. It also took the understanding that this process will not work ‘overnight' and is not a one shot deal. It's ongoing therapy without a bunch of drugs and healing naturally. 

After doing the same thing over and over and getting no relief or results in the past.....we finally understood that this alternative was definitely in order.

Needless to say, it also takes a good insurance provider that agrees with alternative medicine and I am grateful that HMAA accepts and works with acupuncture and chiropractor providers. For more information about HMAA and Acupuncture click here.


Leeward Acupuncture Center, Inc.

803 Kamehameha Hwy Ste 416

Pearl City, HI 96782

Phone: 808-455-4448


Call Diego to see if your insurance covers Hawaii Alternative Medicine too!




Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman is a Realtor-Associate with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocating to Hawaii, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents. Website: www.hawaiihomesmarket.com


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Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.


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Comments (15)

Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

I am a firm believer in alternative medicine - I 've never tried acupincture, but would do so without hesitation,  Karen

Aug 06, 2009 09:55 AM
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

Whatever it takes.  I'd be reluctant to get the cortizone shots but the accupuncture appears to have worked for about 5,000 years.

Aug 06, 2009 10:03 AM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Woo Hoo, There are probably very good reasons for both types of medicine in our lives. Drugs and surgery should always be the last resort and not the first choice because I think we could live longer with less long term complications. Though hospitals and medical service centers build and sustain their business on the revenue, we need to think through the process and readily available services we often depend on. I recall one alternative medicine practitioner telling me that cortisone is a steroid and over time, it has unintended consequences that I might not like very much. I think he was talking about about the c word, at least that is the way I took it. Over the centuries past, many ailments were successfully treated with these older methods, depending on the seriousness of the issue. My bother always seemed to have a black eye as I recall. My father rented leaches and they did the trick. Today, they are unheard of this country but as a youngster, I saw leach tanks in the local drug stores.

Aug 06, 2009 10:09 AM
Fran Gaspari
Patriot Land Transfer, Inc. - Limerick, PA
"The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ


'Manageable' is the key word in this post...We all have aches and pains, especially as we get older...Without my Chiropractor I wouldn't be able to function...He keeps me 'moving' and functional...!!!

And I agree with you...if you can seek 'alternatives' other than surgery or medicines...do it...!!!

Thanks,   Fran

Aug 06, 2009 10:34 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Sally, The healings I saw from TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) is what made me realize that ancient beliefs and systems work.  I've used Acupunture and Amma Therapy (massage) and it's helped me a great deal....all naturally.  I'm so glad you found this wonderful place and Diego and thrilled to hear your insurance covers it.  Mine doesn't which is what keeps me from going more often.

Aug 06, 2009 12:35 PM
Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
East Phoenix Arizona Homes

Acupuncture has helped a lot for different things -- would be good if all insurance would cover natural type things.

Aug 06, 2009 12:50 PM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Hi Sally

I know several people that has successfully used Acupuncture.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Aug 06, 2009 12:56 PM
Carol Smith
Casmi Photography - Mebane, NC

I've been contemplating acupuncture for a couple of different issues lately.  Your post may just have been the tipping point for me.  The final test will be if our insurance will cover it.  Thanks for the vote of confidence you shared. 

Aug 06, 2009 02:36 PM
Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Pine Bush, NY
Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY

So glad you found this provider and found relief.  I know that it has been helpful for many things for friends including quitting smoking, losing weight, and even bringing on labor.  I would try it for pain for sure.

Aug 07, 2009 02:02 AM
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

I have a friend that swears by acupuncture and it seems to have truly helped him and his wife out a lot.

Aug 07, 2009 03:06 AM
Greg Nino
RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP - Houston, TX
Houston, Texas

Wow! Acupuncture huh? That's amazing. I'd love to give it a shot "in the arm." LoL!

Aug 07, 2009 12:17 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Sally I know of a lot of people that speak very highly of Acupuncture, my Dad was one of them.  But I hate needles, and the thought of have someone put a bunch of them in me does not give me warm fuzzy's.

Aug 07, 2009 12:32 PM
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI

George: I loveeee the massage therapy :) And acupuncture needles you can't even feel. It's a tap tap and in. :)

Greg: It's all over the place...different points ya know.

JL: Us too!

Paddy: It is the ONLY thing that's helped for a lot of my aches and pains.

Carol: I believe...because it works. Just like anything else...it is not an instant gratification thing..have to work at it and continue.


Aug 07, 2009 04:39 PM
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI

Thanks Lou...

Carolin...yes it would be nice ...and it would also be nice if the insurance co's keep it on no matter what too.

Carole: I'm so happy Kaiser believes that there are alternatives to the standard practice of medicine.

Fran: Manageable is right. I have to live with much ....but manageable it is now :)  I was a wreck when I first went.

William: The cortisone was the last resort....too much pain and starting to interfere with walking, sleep and blogging ;0

Lenn: thousands of years indeed. And of course the only time I go through anything (like the cortisone..is last resort.

Karen: I do believe....only through experience :)

Aug 07, 2009 05:18 PM
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Sally- I am going to get really transparent here- When I read your post tears of glee flowed down my face because I love you and to see you reach out for alternative health options makes me so happy for you. I am so passionate about no meds, no big pharma, etc., and when those I love see the light to healing, I am so thrilled.

Aug 11, 2009 10:06 AM