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Meet Our Practitioners and Support Staff

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.

Request an appointment with Dr. Close.

Dr. Nick Campos, DC


Dr. Nicolas Campos, D.C. was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. An avid sports fan, he spent his youth playing sports and learning about physical fitness.

He was educated at U.C. Berkeley and received his degree in Molecular and Cell Biology in 1994. His emphasis of study was in the rapidly growing field of Immunology.

Upon graduating, he moved to Southern California to pursue a doctorate degree in chiropractic. He felt that entering this field would be the perfect way to combine his love of sports with his insatiable interest in human health.

Book appointments directly with Dr. Campos: (323) 359-1032 or visit his website

Dr. Ryan Dawson, DC


Dr. Dawson specializes in functional movement, fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness.

Request an appointment with Dr. Dawson.

Dr. Ryan Namdarkham, ND

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Namdarkham is licensed by the State of California Naturopathic Medicine Committee. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

He went on to become Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University and did clinical rotations at Bastyr Center for Natural Health (Seattle, WA) and Bastyr University Clinic (San Diego, CA). He has additional training in Injection Therapies (including IV, Intramuscular, Prolotherapy), and Laser Therapy. Dr. Namdarkham is a member of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association.

His interest in “anti-aging” medicine stems from his belief that managing the aging process as safely and effectively as possible has a profound impact on one’s health and quality of life.

Book appointments directly with Dr. Namdarkham: (323) 524-5859 or visit his website Vitalize Natural Medicine.

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.

Book appointments directly with Dr. Cho: (310) 801-6250 or email

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 counseling in the Los Angeles and West Coast Area.

She is available for travel, private sessions and special events.

Book appointments directly with Yaelle: 310-666-4983 or email

Dora Bendahan

Massage Therapist

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).

Book appointments directly with Dora: 310-365-5424 or email

Tony Wasinrat

Massage Therapist

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.

Request an appointment with Tony.

Chris Mancuso

Massage Therapist

Chris is a Certified Rolfer™ , Certified Craniosacral Therapist, Certified Kambo Practitioner via the IAKP, Reiki Practitioner and is an integrated healer with 18 years experience in the healing arts.

Chris carries a diverse combination of resources, abilities and tools that can be effectively combined and tailored to the specific needs and preferences of each unique individual client. His easy going personality and compassionate, friendly approach has allowed him to develop trusted relationships with his patients.

He is an avid vipassanā meditator and has studied with sacred plant medicine with indigenous tribes from the jungles of Peru and in rural Mexico. He received a BA in Psychology from New York University.

Book appointments directly with Chris: (917) 689-3918 or visit his website Chris Mancuso Healing Arts.

Michael Jerzy Iwinsky

Massage Therapist

Professional massage therapy Including deep tissue, sports and stretch therapy, relaxing Swedish and post operation or “uplifting and de-puffing” lymphatic drainage treatments. 

Book appointments directly with Michael: (415) 779-2902 or on his website Massage 22

Support Staff

Veronica-Assistant/Front Desk

Letty-Office Manager/Front Desk

Paola  – Front Desk/Insurance Billing