Dr. Cara Kovats, DACM

Licensed Acupuncturist

Be Well. Live Well. Age Well.

Our Holistic Practice Philosophy

Our primary goal is to provide high quality health care using my knowledge in acupuncture and Chinese medicine.  Patients can feel confident knowing that they are in a caring and respectful environment where trust and precision are key.


Acupuncture is an ancient form of medicine where small needles are used at different acupuncture points to create balance and harmony in the body.  

Celluma Light Therapy

The Celluma Pro is a light therapy device that is cleared by the FDA for pain management and skin care.  This Class 2 Medical Device improves cellular health by accelerating the repair and replenishment of compromised tissue cells.  


Microneedling is a cosmetic treatment based on the skin’s natural ability to heal & repair itself.

Isagenix Collagen Elixir

The Collagen Elixir carried at Be Well Acupuncture, Supports healthy skin, hair & nails.  Used in conjunction with microneedling, the collagen & biotin filled supplement supports collagen production and helps tighten, tone, and maintain a healthy youthful glow.  For more information and to order click the link below.


Cupping is commonly used in conjunction with acupuncture and helps to loosen muscles, rid the body of toxins, and reduce pain.

Intuitive EO Therapy

Used as both a stand alone treatment and in conjunction to traditional acupuncture, Acupoint Aromatouch is a highly healing and intuitive treatment Incorporating essential oils on acupuncture points to treat the mind, body & spirit.


The BioMat is filled with amethyst crystals and produces far infrared heat.  Compared to a heating pad the BioMat can evenly transfer far more heat into the body leading to great therapeutic value.  Benefits include relieving anxiety, repairing soft tissue, relieving pain, improving circulation, improving skin, increasing metabolism, boosting immune system, and detoxification.

About Us

Dr. Cara Kovats, DACM - Licensed Acupuncturist

Dr. Cara’s journey in the health field started while she was a student at Monmouth University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Health Studies and Gerontology.  After graduating with honors, she continued her education in alternative medicine at Kula Kamala Yoga School and Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine.  Dr. Cara graduated from acupuncture school with knowledge in Five Element style, TCM style, and Kiiko Japanese style acupuncture. 

Following her acupuncture studies, she returned to complete the 18-month intensive TCM Herbal Degree at Eastern School and later in 2022 went on to complete her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Health and Science.  Dr. Cara has had extensive continuing education using electric stimulation and acupuncture, also known as Neuropuncture and EAMedicine. 

During the winter of 2020, Dr. Cara had a unique opportunity to study in Sri Lanka, where she explored healing benefits of essential oils in acupuncture treatments, addressing the mind, body, and soul at profound levels.  Essential oils are often part of Dr. Cara’s acupuncture treatments and she also offers needle-less essential oil acupoint treatments.

As a co-founder of Microessence, Dr. Cara is passionate about sharing her expertise with fellow acupuncturists.  Her dedication extends beyond personal growth, as she continuously learns and studies health, acupuncture, and microneedling. Dr. Cara is committed to expanding public awareness of the transformative benefits that natural medicine can bring into people's lives and is looking forward to helping others on their healing journey.

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75 Main Street #2, Manasquan

5.0 23 reviews

  • Avatar Allison Franco ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    Thank You Gabby for providing such a safe and comfortable experience! This was my first time getting acupuncture and I loved it! I left feeling like a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders and felt my mood was noticeably uplifted. Will … More 10/10 recommend !
  • Avatar krystal molion ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    Gabby is the absolute best! She was professional, thorough, & caring. The vibe was right and she made me feel right at home. Definitely recommend her 🤍🤍
  • Avatar Shanna VanDerBeck ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    I have been going to Be Well Acupuncture for over 6 years. Cara is incredible and has supported my health and well-being in all aspects of my life, including during my pregnancy and postpartum.
    Gabby is a special addition to Be Well!
    … More She conducts a thorough assessment at each visit and then treats every concern and need thoughtfully and deliberately. She also followed up with me after my visit to offer additional suggestions. What a treat it is to have this type of care.
  • Avatar Jay Peine ★★★★★ a year ago
    Love this place! It's so relaxing and Cara is amazing! Highly recommend!
  • Avatar Jo Reitz ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Cara was an integral part of my prenatal care team. She helped me to alleviate aches and pains, battle acid reflux and work on techniques for relaxing prior to delivering my first baby. She also made wonderful recommendations on postnatal … More herbs and care tips that I found to be beneficial. I am excited to be working with her again as I prepare for a second child and strongly recommend any soon-to-be moms pay her a visit!
  • Avatar Veronica Gasper ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    I have only had my first visit at Be Well with Cara, but I am compelled to share my experience because of how comfortable and understood she made me feel. I am afraid of needles (!!!), but Cara was SO compassionate & gentle. She explained … More every aspect step by step and made sure that I felt confident with the process. She assured me that we could start with pressure point aromatherapy if at any point I felt overwhelmed with the needles, but honestly, I felt so comfortable after her explanation that I knew the needles would be nothing. She was right! I know I will see benefits from acupuncture with continued treatment, and I am so excited to have been referred to her business.
  • Avatar Sarah Roseberry ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Cara is the absolute best! She cares deeply for her patients and is always finding new ways to support and encourage healing. Working with her has allowed me to regulate my cycle, sleep better, and continue to do my very physical job pain … More free. I know my body is in good hands with her and trust her fully. Highly recommend Cara and Be Well!
  • Avatar Alyson Harry ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    I have seen life changing results since working with Cara. I started coming for morning sickness when I first discovered I was pregnant. I noticed immediate results after my first appointment. I truly feel acupuncture has made my quality … More of living so much better throughout my entire pregnancy. Cara is incredibly knowledgeable, warm and friendly. She instantly makes you feel at ease. The location is clean and calming. I highly recommend her to everyone I know.
  • Avatar Mary Ann Billerman ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Had a headache for three days that just would not quit. Scheduled an appointment at 1030 this am it’s now 1pm and it’s gone. Thank you Cara
    With gratitude,
    Mary Ann Billerman
  • Avatar Shanna Howell ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    I have received a series of microneedling treatments from Cara (Be Well Acupuncture) over the course of several months. Following my first treatment, I noticed several benefits, including tighter skin and a significant reduction in breakouts. … More After multiple treatments, I have experienced results in three areas: an obvious reduction in sun spots around my cheeks and forehead, a reduction in fine lines around my eyes and forehead, and an end to acne around my chin and jaw line. In addition to the benefits for my skin, the overall experience at Be Well is something I look forward to for complete relaxation. The physical space is calming and beautiful and Cara is knowledgeable, talented, professional, and individualizes treatments in order to ensure results. Highly recommend!
  • Avatar dana hand ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    I first saw Cara after weeks of trying physical therapy and chiropractic adjustments with no success for my severe lower back pain. I had heard about acupuncture and i thought id give it a shot. Cara came highly recommended to me and she … More was able to get me into her schedule within hours of my phone call. She couldn’t have been more thorough when evaluating me and discussing treatment. I felt so comfortable from the moment i walked into the office. After the first treatment i felt almost 100% better which was amazing to me. I have been seeing Cara now for almost 2 years. I try to maintain my visits with her because she truly relieves any pain, manages my stress, helps with my sleep, and worked with me throughout my pregnancy. Cara works wonders on my mind body and soul. I appreciate her professionalism and her dedication to her trade. I would highly recommend her to anyone i know. Thank you Cara for all that you do!!
  • Avatar Victoria Kryla Kuchenreuther ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Cara is wonderful! She is extremely professional, personable and you can feel how passionate and knowledgeable she is about acupuncture. The session itself is so peaceful and relaxing. I can't recommend her enough!

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