Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Carol Hong, DC, LAc, MAOM

Chiropractor, Acupuncturist, Herbalist


Dr Carol Hong (Cho), owner and Clinic Director of Whole Health Clinic, is a licensed Chiropractor and Acupuncturist serving the South Bay community of Los Angeles.

Dr. Carol Hong earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Western University in Canada and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and Doctor of Acupuncture Degree from Los Angeles Chiropractic College. With her Canadian roots, Dr. Hong decided to stay in the South Bay area and start her own practice in Torrance to enjoy the sun and sand and everything else that Southern California has to offer. Dr. Hong cares for a diverse group of patients, from newborns to pregnant moms, teenage athletes to seniors, and from active dads to busy moms.

Now in Dr Hong’s 15 years of practice she has built strong professional relationships with the medical community and works in conjunction with other providers to provide the best care for her patients. Dr. Hong’s positive energy and charisma is appreciated by her patients who look to her for advice and treatment of their ailments and other associated health issues. She feels very lucky to surround herself with the best doctors, therapists and support staff to serve her patients.

“There is great satisfaction in helping patients with their health goals, applying my knowledge of the western and eastern medicine that result in great improvement in quality of life.”

-Dr Carol Hong

Dr. James Kim



Dr. Kim joins the Whole Health Clinic treatment staff as a Doctor of Chiropractic, after completing his chiropractic training at Southern California University of Health Sciences.

As a certified Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) provider, Dr. Kim specializes in treating musculoskeletal injuries–neck pain, low back pain, frozen shoulder, and carpal tunnel syndrome, among others–with an emphasis in rehabilitation.

Dr. Kim has an inclusive sports medicine background, as he has worked with the team medical staff of the Los Angeles Dodgers for several seasons. His duties included prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of the players before, during, and after all home games at Dodger Stadium. In addition, Dr. Kim also worked with NCAA Division-1 college athletes during his time working with the intercollegiate sports medicine staff at UC Irvine from 2002-2005.

Before joining Whole Health Clinic, Dr. Kim worked under the supervision of Dr. Craig Liebenson–team chiropractor of the NBA Los Angeles Clippers, and widely considered the pre-eminent voice of spinal rehabilitation in multiple circles of health care. Dr. Kim recently assisted Dr. Liebenson as an assistant instructor during a rehabilitation seminar and workshop, which routinely takes place all across the globe.

When not working at Whole Health Clinic, Dr. Kim serves as an assistant instructor for a Physical Therapeutics course at Southern California University of Health Sciences in Whittier, CA. He also participates in the Major League Baseball/Boys & Girls Club, Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (R.B.I.) League as an assistant baseball coach.

Dr. Cynthia Cheng, DC, LAc is BACK! (by popular demand)

Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed Acupuncturist


Dr. Ya-Yuan Cheng comes to Whole Health Clinic as a licensed Acupuncturist and Doctor of Chiropractic. She comes from a very extensive line of oriental medicine practitioners and is a fifth generation practitioner in her family!

Starting from the young age of 10, she would travel all over the province with her mother (also an oriental medicine practitioner) to provide free clinic services to those who are less fortunate. She learned early on that this was what wanted to do when she grew up.

Dr. Cheng immigrated to the U.S. after completing high school. She attended University of California, Berkeley where she earned her B.S. degree in Integrative Biology. She furthered her studies at Southern California University of Health Sciences and graduated Valedictorian of her class for her Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine as well as achieving high honors for her Doctorate degree in Chiropractic.

After receiving her degrees, she was invited to teach at her alma mater as a lab instructor in anatomy, physical therapy, and chiropractic technique classes. During that time she also volunteered at Help for Brain-Injured Children (HBIC) in Whittier, CA began building her own practice.