Dr. Ken is a board-certified physician that provides Advanced Chiropractic Care and Traditional Chinese Medicine to eliminate pain symptoms, restore full flexibility and promote a healthy lifestyle.

Comprehensive Treatment

Your one-hour comprehensive treatment with Dr. Ken will focus on

Identifying the condition or injury

Using acupuncture and/or Chinese herbal therapy

Using massage therapy to release muscle tension

A personalized chiropractic adjustment

Helping patient to manage injury while it heals

Formulating a plan to prevent future occurrence


A relaxing medical practice where Dr. Ken gently places very thin needles in the skin at specific locations to influence and activate the bodies natural physiology and balancing the patient's energy for optimal healing.

Acupuncture Treatment

Typically anywhere from 3 to 20 needles are used and stay put for approximately 30 min. You may feel a slight sting or pinch as the acupuncture needle is being inserted.

After your treatment, you may feel relaxed (or even sleepy), while others times you may feel energetic.

What Acupuncture Treats

Below are some of the common health conditions that are treated by acupuncture:
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Fertility Issues
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Nausea
  • Sciatica
  • Sinus congestion
  • Smoking Addiction
  • Tension Headaches
  • Tinnitus
  • Weight loss
Acupuncture Traditional Chinese Medicine

Detox Acupuncture (NADA Protocol)

National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) was developed with the idea of promoting the integration of an acupuncture protocol for the treatment of addiction. This protocol uses 5 needles inserted in the ear at specific points and these needles are retained for approximately 30 mins.

Addicts treated with NADA protocol often report an improved sense of well-being. Also, the report feeling “energized” and “lighter” and more relaxed after a session. Dozens of studies have documented the effectiveness of the NADA protocol.

The benefits reported by patients and health care providers are improved retention in drug treatment programs, more optimistic attitudes about detoxification and recovery, reductions in cravings and anxiety, less sleep disturbance, and reduction in the number of pharmaceuticals needed.


Chiropractic medicine is a health care profession which emphasizes the body’s ability to heal itself. It concentrates on the spine and the joints of the body with the idea that maintaining proper movement of joints will give the body more nerve and muscle function.

Treatment typically involves manual therapy, including spinal manipulation. Other forms of treatment, such as exercise and nutritional counseling are also used.

Therapeutic Techniques & Modalities
Acupressure Advanced Chiropractic Care

An alternative medicine technique developed in Tibet before the development of Acupuncture. In acupressure, physical pressure is applied to trigger points to increase circulation of blood and aid in healing.

Activator Chirpractic Technique

A chiropractic treatment method and device as an alternative to manual manipulation of the spine or extremity joints. The device is categorized as a mechanical force manual assisted (MFMA) instrument which is generally regarded as a softer chiropractic treatment technique.

Advanced Chiropractic Care (ART)

ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement-based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART.

Cold Laser Therapy

Low-level laser therapy (Cold Laser Therapy) this modality is used to heal injuries faster and to eliminate pain there are many studies showing the positive effects of cold laser therapy.

Electromagnetic Stimulation (EMS)

EMS is the elicitation of muscle contraction using electric impulses. The impulses are generated by a device and delivered through electrodes on the skin in direct proximity to the muscles to be stimulated. The impulses mimic the action potential coming from the central nervous system, causing the muscles to contract.

Gonstead Technique Advanced Chiropractic Care

Gonstead chiropractic techniques address all areas of subluxation – the areas where the spine is out of alignment and is causing a pinched nerve. This treatment is commonly used to restore herniated discs, reduce headaches, and improve posture.

Myofascial Release Advanced Chiropractic Care

A form of soft tissue therapy used to treat somatic dysfunction, resulting in pain and restriction of motion, by relaxing contracted muscles, increasing circulation and lymphatic drainage, and stimulating the stretch reflex of muscles and overlying fascia.

Stretching Advanced Chiropractic Care

Stretching techniques commonly used in clinical environments. It enhances both the active and passive range of motion with the ultimate goal being to optimize motor performance and rehabilitation.

Manual traction Advanced Chiropractic Care

A technique where the therapist uses their hands to perform spinal decompression. Spinal decompression is a term that describes the relief of pressure on the vertebral segments of the spinal column.

Also known as the Thompson Drop-Table, this technique uses a ‘drop table’ for adjustment, where a gentle thrust is applied to the joints, which in turn, sets the drop piece into motion and targets the specific joint or tissue.

Ultrasound Advanced Chiropractic Care

A treatment used for musculoskeletal injuries to rapidly heal injured tissue and decrease pain. This treatment involves both thermal and non-thermal application of high-frequency sound waves that provide a deep tissue micro-massage.

Upper Cervical Spinal Care

A gentle correction is applied to the upper neck using a precise and controlled touch that allows the head, neck, and spine to return to their proper positions.

What Chiropractic Treats
The following are some of the most common sources of discomfort and spinal injury that can be treated with regular chiropractic care:
  • Anterolisthesis
  • Arthritis
  • Back & Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dislocations
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Foraminal Stenosis
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Herniated Disc
  • Joint Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy Pains
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sciatica
  • Sinus Problems
  • Sprain/Strain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Stress/Fatigue
  • Whiplash

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Chinese medicine is a complete system of medicine with its own form of diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and therapies. It views the body as an energetic system in dynamic balance.

Qi (aka, Ch'i), our energy or life force, flows in a regular pattern through a system of channel or meridians to all parts of the body. When the flow of Qi is unimpeded there is harmony, balance and good health. When there are Qi blockages, too much or too little Qi there is an imbalance which leads to disharmony and disease.

Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners use acupuncture, herbs, food therapies (diet), Tai Chi exercise and meditation to restore balance to this system so your body can have the best expression of health. With over 3000 years of history, the Chinese medical system is the longest existing medical system practiced in the world.

Chinese Herbs

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Part of a larger healing system called Traditional Chinese Medicine. Herbs are prescribed to restore energy balance to the opposing forces of energy.
Cupping Traditional Chinese Medicine


A therapy in which a local suction is created on the skin. Through suction, the skin is drawn into the cup by creating a vacuum in the cup placed on the skin over the targeted area.
Moxibustion Traditional Chinese Medicine


Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials are burned on or very near the surface of the skin. The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences.

What Traditional Chinese Medicine Treats

The following are some of the common health conditions that are treated by Traditional Chinese medical care:
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer Recovery or Chemotherapy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dermatological Issues
  • Eye Problems
  • Fatigue
  • Fertility Issues
  • Headaches
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Indigestion
  • Infertility
  • Lack of Energy
  • Liver Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve and Blood Flow Problems
  • PMS Or Menopause Symptoms
  • Poor Immune System
  • Sleep Issues
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Stomach and Digestive Problems
  • TMJ Disorders
  • Weight Loss

Care Hours

Monday - Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
4962 Robert J. Mathews Parkway, Ste. H
El Dorado Hills, CA 95862

Thursday & Friday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
90 Corte Arriba, Novato CA 94949

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Contact Dr. Ken

(916) 384-8450

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