About Us

Chiropractors

Dr. Michael Close, DC

Dr. Michael Close accomplished his undergraduate studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He then went on to the Southern California University of Health Sciences (formerly known as Los Angeles College of Chiropractic), in Whittier, CA. Graduating in 1999, Dr. Close began working at the West Hollywood practice as well as Thousand Oaks and San Fernando.

In 2005, Dr. Close purchased the West Hollywood practice where he is owner and practicing Chiropractor. Dr. Close’s approach to whole-patient centered care has allowed him to follow his dreams of having a fully integrated center for healing.

Dr. Christopher W. George, DC

Dr. George graduated Cleveland Chiropractic College, Los Angeles in 2008. Even though Dr. George chose to do an advanced program at Cleveland, finishing four years of coursework in three years, he still found time to study many different styles of chiropractic adjusting and physiotherapy including Diversified, Thompson, Gonstead, SOT, Cox flexion/distraction, Graston, Full Spine Specific, Chiropractic Functional Assessment, and Extremity Adjusting. He graduated Summa Cum Laude as Valedictorian of his class with a 4.0 GPA.

After being in practice for a few years, Dr. George realized that many patient’s physical pain had a basis in something that was emotionally unresolved from their past or present.  he noticed that while people would leave his office feeling great, within weeks or months, they would have the same aches and pains again.  He then decided to research other techniques to find something that was more involved in the body/mind/spirit connection, and found Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) and Somatorespiratory Integration(SRI).  He has since become board certified in NSA, which is a low force chiropractic technique that helps to decrease a patient’s “fight or flight” response.  SRI is specifically designed to increase the tone of the parasympathetic nervous system, which controls your immune system and digestion.

Dr. Luis Albert JapNgie, DC, CES

Dr. JapNgie first gained an interest in chiropractic while completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California.  During this time he recognized the important role chiropractic played in the post-game recovery regimens of USC athletes and how the combination of specific exercise, nutrition and other healing modalities such as acupuncture and massage affect an individual’s level of performance.  With this in mind, he set out to construct an integrated wellness model that he now applies to his patient’s individual needs, regardless of the field they play on or work in.

Dr. JapNgie attended Life Chiropractic College West in the San Francisco bay area where he honed his skill set in chiropractic, attaining a variety of techniques including Diversified, Gonstead, Chiropractic Bio Physics, Extremity adjusting and TMJ adjusting.  In addition, Dr. JapNgie is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Corrective Exercise Specialist.

Acupuncturists

Kyoung Eun Cho, L.Ac, Ph.D, D.O.M.

Dr. Cho is a California Board Certified Acupuncturist and NCCAOM licensed practitioner since 1994. She is an expert practitioner of both Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and Korean Acupuncture. She uses acupuncture and herbal remedies to restore the balance between body, mind, and spirit.

Dr. Cho received her B.S degree in Physiological Science from UCLA graduating Magna Cum Laude. She received her Masters of Science degree in Acupuncture and Herbology from Samra University in Los Angeles and later earned her Ph.D. from Yuin University of Oriental Medicine in Los Angeles. She also has a degree as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (OMD) from South Baylo University of Oriental Medicine.

Yaelle Shaphir, BS, L.Ac.

Yaelle E. Shaphir, L.Ac offers Traditional Chinese Medicine services including acupuncture, cupping, tui na (Chinese orthopedic massage), Chinese herbal therapy, gong baths, sound healing sessions, reiki energy healing, hot stone massage, qi gong practice, lifestyle and nutrition counselling in the Los Angeles and West Coast Area. She is available for travel, private sessions and special events.

Aesthetician

Tina Napier

Tina Napier is a native Californian who is originally from San Diego County. Tina has had her hand in the beauty industry for over 25 years. It’s only been in the past 10 years that she has focused her passion on the enter workings of the body and how that affects your facial and body skin.

Tina believes that you must take in all the factors of your life to determine how to manage troubled skin. Stress, anxiety, even the weather and travel can change how you handle and what you use on your skin.

Massage Therapists

Dora Bendahan

Dora’s focus is a lifetime involvement in the arts and wellness utilizing an integrative approach to aid in the rebalancing of body, mind and spirit.

Methods used: Swedish massage aromatherapy, Jin Shin Do® acupressure, Shiatsu, on-site relaxation massage, acu-merdian stretches (Pal Dam Gam).

Scott Gould

Scott has been a massage therapist since 1999, and with that experience he has gained great intuitive techniques in massage. Scott is known in our office as the “deep tissue guy”.

Steve Jackson

Steve is known in our office as “The Muscle Whisperer.”

His technique has been a development from a background in martial arts and spiritual awakening, which combines deep tissue and shiatsu through self awareness and listening to the person’s spirit.

Tony Wasinrat

Tony has been a certified massage therapist since 2007. He completed his massage training in Thailand, with an emphasis on Thai technique, trigger point, acupressure, deep tissue work and Swedish massage.

Tony specializes in the combination of Thai yoga therapy along with intuitive techniques to help open joints and stretch muscles and ligaments. The integration of these techniques creates an exceptionally healing and nurturing session. Come experience his unique style of bodywork.

 

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