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, DC

Chiropractor, 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 has an inclusive sports medicine background, with his experience working with the medical team and athletic training staff of the Los Angeles Dodgers for several seasons. His duties included prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries for team players before, during, and after all home games at Dodger Stadium. In addition, Dr. Kim contributes to the NCAA Intercollegiate sports medicine staff at UC Irvine as a team chiropractor.

He continues to serve as a member of the International Society of Clinical Rehabilitation Specialists. Dr. Kim completed his chiropractic study at Southern California University of Health Sciences, graduating with Cum Laude honors, and he received his bachelors degree from the University of California, Irvine.

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.