Whole Health Clinic is a modern acupuncture and chiropractic practice staffed with highly trained, certified practitioners. Our state-of-the-art facility features digital x-rays, cold laser therapy, and a spinal decompression table. We are a full service provider in the areas of acupuncture, massage therapy, and chiropractic.
Our entire office including our practitioners, reception desk, and billing desk are committed to your complete satisfaction. We look forward to welcoming you to our practice and building a relationship built on trust, honesty, health and wellness.
Our chiropractic, acupuncture, and wellness clinic regularly sees patients from Torrance, as well as the surrounding areas of the South Bay. Our practitioners are able to assist patients with a variety of pain symptoms including back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, headaches, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and many others.
Our chiropractors can also provide the treatment and rehabilitation that you need for auto accident injuries, arthritis, sports injuries and more. We value diversity, and speak Korean and Spanish in the office in addition to English.
Using a combination of chiropractic care, acupuncture, Active Release Techniques, massage therapy, and therapeutic exercise, we will help you achieve optimal wellness. In the end, we are looking to help our patients achieve the quick results they are looking for.
Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Carol Hong, DC, LAc, MAOMChiropractor, Acupuncturist, Herbalist
Dr Carol Hong (Cho), owner and Clinic Director of Whole Health Clinic, is a licensed Chiropractor and
Dr. Carol Hong (Cho) - Chiropractor and Acupuncturist
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 results and improvement in quality of life.”
-Dr Carol Hong
Dr. James Kim, DCChiropractor, Active Release Technique (ART) Certified
Dr. James Kim is a board certified chiropractor that specializes in treating musculoskeletal injuries—neck pain, back pain, shoulder problems, knee injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome, among other conditions.
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
Dr. Cynthia Cheng, DC, LAc is BACK! (by popular demand)
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.
Chiropractic adjustments are performed on the joints of the spine and extremities. When our bodies experience pain due to bad postural habits and/or overuse motions due to work or activity, the joints and associated musculature will react by getting stiff, which is a precursor for pain. A chiropractor is trained to locate these joints of stiffness and apply a chiropractic adjustment to relieve the pressure and tension built-up within the joint—resulting in decreased pain and increased satisfaction.
If you have experienced a car accident, sports injury or are suffering from ailments such as back pain, neck pain or recurring headaches, then a visit to the chiropractor is the first step in addressing the problem and preventing any further injuries from occurring. A chiropractic evaluation can determine how many treatments may be necessary, as well as targeting the specific areas that require the most focused attention. Plans can be altered during the course of treatment—as the chiropractor sees fit—based on the patient’s progress. Incorporating massage therapy techniques in addition to regular chiropractic adjustments and possible administration of therapeutic rehab will further help to ease soreness and pain in the body.
Therapeutic rehabilitation is a highly effective form of care that bridges the gap from injury to normal function. It is utilized to identify inefficient biomechanical motions in joints that are present due to pain. After an assessment is conducted, our practitioners will recommend the proper exercises and stretches to correct the biomechanical breakdowns that are detected. These exercises help your body stay in balance and will help to maintain individual wellness. In addition, most if not all of the exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home. Paper format exercise sheets are available for all patients.
Massage therapy serves as a natural conservative treatment approach that decreases musculoskeletal tension and relieves muscle pain. Our office provides a wide variety of massage techniques including (list here) that is designed to cater to the patient’s condition and injury. The benefits of massage therapy include increasing blood circulation, reducing swelling, relaxing muscles, relieving muscle pain and spasms, and aid in recovery and range of motion.
Our Patients Love Us!
Amazing clinic! The doctors are so patient minded and whole body healing. Also wonderful bedside manner and very caring to individual needs.
Massages are amazing, in the best I’ve ever had category. Jimena especially is amazing. Her massage technique have helped my ailments and I couldn’t say enough great things about her. Wonderful bedside manner, soooooo skilled and knows how to work and cure the body via massage. A true asset. I even moved farther away, tried to find a masseuse near my new place, no one compares! I drive 30mins now to see her and would drive even further! Your body will thank you! 5 stars!
Love this place, a truly wonderful and healing experience every time. Completely recommend!
Love love love! The entire staff is friendly and sooooo good! I do come here and utilize my insurance although they do take people without. Call in to inquire what a massage or acupuncture procedure will be.
I have done massage, cupping, acupuncture and realignment. And really their massage…. I feel is so much better than spas. You may not get a spa amenities but really I never use them. I’ll take a massage that really works out my knots, aches, and pain.
The rooms are calming. The facility location has plenty of parking spots since it shares a plaza location with el burrito Jr., the new albertsons, guillianos.
Dr. Hong is everything I didn’t know I needed! Being pregnant and having never been to a chiropractor before, I was a little hesitant. More than one person recommended her to me, so I decided to try it.
I went in to begin aligning my body for birth, but even after just one session, I’ve already gained so much more! My sleep has improved, I can take deep breaths again, and it feels like baby has much more space. Overall, I feel lighter and much more nimble than before.
I will be continuing to visit Whole Health Clinic throughout my pregnancy and probably afterwards too! Worth every penny.
I was experiencing extreme back pain (couldn’t sit down or walk) and a co-worker referred me to Dr. Kim. They took me in the same day I called, Dr. Kim examined me and treated me while explaining what was going on (basically lots of stress that resulted in extreme muscle tightness). After the treatment I was already able to move and the following day I was pain-free! I will certainly be coming back and referring new patients!
I’ve been going to Whole Health for almost a month for pain relief of my shoulders, neck, and back. Dr. Kim’s active release therapy in addition to chiropractic care has increased my mobility and decreased pain. The remarkable improvements in such a short amount of time is encouraging. I’m looking forward to the gains I can make in the next few months so I can return to my active lifestyle.
Dr. Chen has a great bedside manner and has used acupuncture to help insomnia, digestive issues, and stress related issues.
I’ve only had one massage treatment with Aubrey. It was one if the best massages that I’ve gotten. She focused on my chest and shoulder area, areas that are frequently overlooked in normal massage therapy sessions.
This review is so long overdue I probably owe her ten of these reviews!
I’ve known Dr. Hong for years. I first met her when she was at her super old location. She has treated my mother, father, wife and I am certain she will treat my children. Heck, she can treat my grandchildren and great-grandchildren as long she is around! She’s legit and a really amazing person. If you have ANY physical pain, do yourself a favor and go to her clinic FIRST!
Her clinic is unique in that she treats underlying issues to your pain.
Normally there is immediate relief like the time I went to her because my hand was twitching uncontrollably or when my sciatica had me in immense pain or when my wife’s wrist seemed so painful she was destined to have surgery if Dr. Hong had not intervened. My mother’s back was bowed over like the grinch, and yep…Dr. Hong to the rescue. I took my father and I think he just wanted to go because some young doctor was attentive, but at the end of the day, Dr. Hong and her clinic, fellow doctors and front desk people are kind, effective, smart, and provide a great experience.