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Holistic Chiropractic is a complete medical, creative, and personalized approach to your wellness that emphasizes the importance of treating the whole person, not just the symptoms and signs of disease and disorder.
Your entire body, mind, and emotional states all work together to create a healthy biological balance called “homeostatic equilibrium…” Every tiny cell in your body is constantly trying to stay balanced for the whole being – for you!
Our modern lifestyles have a way to throw this balance off and create pain, stiffness, tension, fatigue, hormonal imbalances, organ dysfunction, mental fog, and more. Stress, alone, is a primary cause of more serious diseases than science previously understood years ago.
“Chiro” means “hands” and Doctors of Chiropractic (D.C.) utilize their hands (and hearts) in a variety of healing ways to improve the quality of your life. During your adjustments, a “popping” or “cracking” sound may be heard and felt, which can be strange and intimidating. This is the quick release of pressurized gas bubbles (carbon dioxide) from your joint spaces, allowing for less stiffness, decreased inflammation, and reduced pain. Regular adjustments tune-up all of your body’s systems; they boost your immunity, improve certain organ function (like respiratory and digestive), and reduce stress by improving your ability to cope with mental & emotional triggers.
At Zen Wellness, our Chiropractic visits include more than just the adjustment. Our Doctors combine wellness modalities from around the world including various massage techniques, specialized stretching for muscles and connective tissues, nervous system reeducation, nutritional guidance, mental and emotional self-care tools, and overall lifestyle support. We truly care about everything effecting your health and we can help build your Wellness Plan for your longterm, lifetime goals.
Meet Our Zen Doctors
Dr. Gopal Cabrera, D.C. – Chiro Medium to Strong Pressure, Deep Tissue, Dancers/Athletic Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy
Dr. Cabrera acquired his Bachelor of Sciences in Kinesiology from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo followed by his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Southern California University of Health Sciences. He brings a deep passion for health along with a functional and holistic approach to treating patients.
Growing up in the small town of Grass Valley, California, his love of the outdoors, diverse sports, and playful competition allowed him to understand the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle. Dr. Cabrera comes from a family of medical doctors, acupuncturists, and wellness practitioners, allowing him to understand both Eastern and Western approaches to wellness. In pursuit of a greater understanding of diverse backgrounds and cultures, in 2009-2010 he accomplished two chiropractic mission trips to the Dominican Republic. There he was able to provide chiropractic care to thousands of patients in various locations, such as schools, retirement homes, and Haitian villages.
Dr. Cabrera continues to treat patients in a wide variety of settings. He has worked on film locations as a personal chiropractor and health consultant in Los Angeles, Bulgaria, and England. Furthermore, he has treated patients on site at marathons such as the AVIA Wildflower Triathlon, and has been on the sidelines at various professional athletic events. From 2011- 2015, Dr. Cabrera was on staff as a chiropractor and consultant for the Los Angeles Clippers.
He is a new father and is enthusiastic and passionate about Prenatal and Pediatric Chiropractic. He is intuitive, observant, and an excellent listener, providing a sensitive, yet, strong approach to your healthcare and optimal wellness.
Dr. Dayanara Thompson, D.C. – Chiro Medium Pressure, Deep Tissue, Women’s Health & Energy Medicine
Dr. Dayanara Thompson’s interest in Holistic Wellness began in her college years where she was studying physiology and health science at California State University, East Bay. Her passion for helping others led her to work as an Emergency Medical Technician for the City of Oakland, CA.
During the end of her sophomore year she was involved in an accident which left her unable to use her left leg from the knee down. This injury inspired her to find ways to heal her system. She studied various Eastern & Western healing philosophies including Yoga, Sonic Healing, Intuitive Touch, and more, and gained a deeper understanding of how amazing healing truly is. She became dedicate to experiencing fully how the body heals.
After undergoing her own intense spinal rehabilitation, becoming certified and applying the Energy Medicines of Reiki and NET (Neuro Emotional Technique), and discovering the profound support of Chiropractic care, she was able to continue to make a full recovery and continue to thrive through life. This fueled a passion for her to become a Doctor of Chiropractic herself with the goal of helping her patients undergo their own life changing transformations through healing and self-care.
She brings a grounded, confident, and nourishing touch to her practice, with deep personal and professional experience of the science and art of healing and the magic of wellness. Allow her intuitive, instinctive, and holistic approach help you find the tools that work best for you on your wellness journey.
Dr. Zhulin Liu, D.C. – Chiro Medium Pressure, Deep Tissue, Sports Therapy, Neuromusculoskeletal
Dr. Zhulin Liu acquired his Doctor of Medicine from Southern Medical University, which is a top three medical school in China. He broke the surgical operation competition record of the university. After graduation, he worked as an attending orthopedic surgeon in the Department of Orthopedics in the Affiliated Hospital of Peking University for more than 10 years. During his surgical career, he diagnosed and treated more than 100,000 patients and performed more than 10,000 surgeries. He was well recognized by patients and colleagues. During his tenure, he also obtained the Peking University Teacher Qualification Certificate and was responsible for teaching medical students and residents. He won the third prize in the Peking University Young Professors Teaching Competition. Many students considered him as one of the best professors for being knowledgeable, patient and conscientious. In addition, He published several scientific papers as the first author in core medical journals.
Moving to California, Dr. Liu acquired his Golden Cord Honor Doctorate of Chiropractic with Sports Medicine emphasis from Southern California University of Health Sciences. During the nearly four years of chiropractic school, he was a straight-A student and was one of the few outstanding students to be listed on the Dean’s List every semester. After graduation, he worked as a Doctor of Chiropractic and performed more than 10,000 chiropractic procedures for patients. With his orthopedic background, Dr. Liu has better understanding of neuromusculoskeletal conditions. He evaluates and diagnoses the conditions based on medical history, physical examination, imaging analysis, laboratory examination, etc., and provides personalized treatment plans, including manual or instrument assisted adjustment for spine and joints, physiotherapy, functional rehabilitation, clinical nutrition advice, and soft tissue manipulation recognized in the field of Sports Medicine. He has helped a lot of patients improve and be able to participate in activities of daily living.
Based on Dr. Liu’s clinical experience of surgery and conservative treatment, he believes that conservative treatment should be the initial trial for the patients having neuromusculoskeletal conditions as long as they have no contraindications. Dr. Liu enjoys helping people. He is willing to use his solid medical knowledge, years of clinical experience, and excellent chiropractic techniques to help all patients in need of chiropractic care.
Dr. Bobbi Jones, D.C. holds her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Southern California University of Health Sciences in Whittier, CA… Zen Wellness is her life dream come true… She founded this Silverlake community wellness center in 2014.
Dr. Jones has dedicated her life to helping people understand their bodies, connect with their minds, and develop a deep reverence for their natural, and sometimes seemingly magical, healing abilities.
In addition to being a Doctor of Chiropractic, she’s an Advanced Yoga Teacher, seasoned Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, and Somatic Trauma Therapist, and has been helping people on their paths to wellness internationally for over 30 years.
Disclaimer: Information provided on this website is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Information on this site is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health problem or condition; nor is it intended to replace the advice of your physician.