PRACTITIONERS & SERVICES
Carol D. King, L.Ac., RYT-500, MSOM
Carol is the owner of Sea of Light Wellness and Acupuncture, Inc. and is a Licensed Acupuncturist, Craniosacral Therapist and Registered Yoga Teacher with 500 hours with the Yoga Alliance. She received her Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from Dongguk University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Carol has over 20 years of experience in healthcare from pharmaceutical research with Allergy & Ashthma Medical Group and Research Center in San Diego in 1999 to didactic, hospital and clinic training in Western Medicine at UCLA, Doctors Hospital, Napa State Mental Hospital, USC/LAC Hospital and in private clinics from New York and Boston to California as well as in Eastern Medicine with an externship at USC and Dongzhimen, Tongren and Zhejiang Hospitals in China.
Carol received Osteopathic Medical training at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine from 2004-2008, which included hospital rotations in Internal Medicine and Primary Care at Doctors Hospital in Richmond, California. She also did a Psychiatry rotation at Napa State Mental Hospital in 2007. She studied Cranial Osteopathy with world renowned Dr. Viola Frymann in 2005 and with Dr. Patti Rochette at East Bay Osteopathy from 2007-2008. She has furthered her Craniosacral training with the Upledger Institute and is an advanced practitioner with Somato Emotional Release Technique.
Carol started yoga for exercise in 1999, but fell in love with the yogic sciences & philosophy through Anusara Yoga in 2003. She studied yoga in Los Angeles at City Yoga (now Yoga Works), The Center for Yoga (now Yoga Works), Golden Bridge (Kundalini - with Tej, Harijiwan and Gurmukh) and a 300 hour training with Noah Maze at Wanderlust, Hollywood. She is now studying with Meghan Currie. She is also a Vipassana meditator in the S.N. Goenka tradition, which she first experienced in 2009. She has run 2.5 marathons and 1 triathlon.
She is passionate about learning and is currently delving further into studying Herbalism, CBD therapies and nutritional detoxes. She spends her free time learning more about race relations, leadership, mysticism, astrology and local activism and is passionate about the environment and the ocean and halting the rapid progression of climate change.
Acupuncture, Craniosacral Therapy, Somato Emotional Release, Myofascial Release Technique, Facial Acupuncture, Guasha, Cupping/Fire Cupping, Herbal Prescriptions, Traditional Oriental Medicine, Private Yoga Instruction
Days available: Thursdays & Fridays (available in Sherman Oaks on other days)
Marlee Jackson, L.Ac.
Marlee is an Acupuncturist, Herbalist, and Yoga Instructor based in Los Angeles, California. As a college student, she became dedicated to her yoga practice because of a desire to understand the complex interactions between the body and mind. She has studied health through several different cultural and scientific modalities in order to attain an integrated knowledge of how the body functions.
In 2013, she graduated from McGill University with a degree in Cell and Molecular Biology. After graduating, she traveled to India to study Yoga at its source. She received her certification to teach Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa from the Rishikul Yogshala school in Rishikesh, India.
Upon returning to the United States, she called on her knowledge of Biology, and took a full-time position in a Diabetes research lab at Harvard Medical School. There she used the tools of molecular biology to investigate the causes of Diabetes, as well as potential treatments.
In 2016, she began her 300-hour yoga teacher training in Los Angeles at YogaWorks, and she now has completed 500 total hours of training.
In 2015 she began studying acupuncture and Chinese herbs. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Dongguk University Los Angeles. She strives to combine her knowledge of Yoga, Chinese Medicine, and Western Science to bring greater health and happiness to people around the world.
Services Provided: Acupuncture, Cupping, Moxibustion, Private Yoga Instruction
Days available: Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
Monica Kim is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Owner of Dao Acupuncture & Wellness. She is a specialist in reproductive wellness, stress reduction, and pain management. She received her Bachelors Degree from the University of California, San Diego with a concentration in Spanish Literature and General Biology.
During her undergraduate career, she went on a relief mission trip to Sri Lanka after the tsunami took the homes of many people. Seeing so many people who could not afford basic medical attention broke her heart. Even though she went to the country to help these people, she couldn't help but feel like what she was doing was not enough. When she came back to the states, she decided that she needed to find a career that could help all people in every walk of life.
After she graduated from UCSD, she graduated cum laude from Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCUHS) where she received her Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Upon graduating, she received the San Hong Hwang Award for outstanding patient care. She has a deep passion for helping families achieve their dream of having a family. She is a Fellow for the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine, a specialty board for holistic fertility care. She loves working with people to help them rehabilitate from acute and chronic pain.
Monica believes that many of the diseases that one encounters are a result of mental and emotional trauma. By bringing the body and mind to a state of balance, then one begins to heal without the use of prescription medication or invasive methods.
Monica Kim, L.Ac., FABORM, MAOM
Specialist in Acupuncture for Fertility and Reproductive Wellness
Acupuncture for Pain Management, Herbal Formula Prescriptions,
Chinese Medical Massage (Tui Na), Guasha, Cupping
Days available: Saturdays
Rashied Jibri, PhD, Sound Healing Practitioner
Rashied Jibri, PhD, is a Sound Healing Practitioner through the use of Tibetan singing bowls. He specializes in chakra balancing and Shakti – Shiva breathwork. He has been working in the alternative healing field for fifty years. He is also a Certified Teacher of Transcendental Meditation.
Rashied Jibri has a Doctorate in Transpersonal Counseling and is a member of the Association of Metaphysical Doctors.
What is Sound Healing?
Sound is the language of creation. Sound healing has been used since ancient times and is now being widely recognized as a valid form of therapy by the modern-day scientific and medical community. Sound is energy in motion. Everything is energy and each object vibrates at its own frequency and therefore has its own unique sound. Every cell in our body has its own unique sound and the well-being of our body is all about harmony. Illness is simply an experience of disharmony. The sound produced by the Tibetan singing bowls permeates our very beings facilitating not only harmony throughout our body and mind but also expands our consciousness.
Services Provided: Sound Healing, Life Coaching
Days available: Mondays
Corinna Loo, L.Ac., MTOM
While working as an art director and designer, Corinna was diagnosed with a rare type of lymphoma. This began her journey into healing. Starting with her own body and mind, she began exploring different types of treatments and methods, which led her to begin her studies healing others. Drawing upon her own personal experience with illness, she is able to provide a deeply empathetic approach to clinical care.
She specializes in treating chronic illness rooted in trauma, stress, and toxic environments. Life events and toxins can be compactly stored in the tissues of the body and if left unaddressed, these tissues become "dysfunctional". Compassionate investigation of these dysfunctional areas is key to her unique and powerful treatment style.
Corinna graduated magna cum laude from UCLA. She earned her master’s degree with honors in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Emperor’s College of Oriental Medicine. Her education of Neijing Classical Acupuncture continues with Dr. Edward Neal, MD. She has assisted in oncology and acupuncture research at the Disney Family Cancer Center under Dr. Jung K. Kim, LAc. and Dr. Ora Gordon, MD and continues to work with patients recovering from chemotherapy alongside Dr. Jung K. Kim.
Days available: Wednesdays & Saturdays
Kelly Thomas, L.Ac., MTOM
Kelly has dedicated the past 20 years to traditional healing arts. She came to this medicine as a means of social justice: finding a way to return natural sustainable healing remedies and preventative health practices to the community.
Kelly’s studies eventually led her to the prestigious Emperor's College in Santa Monica, Ca. There she obtained her Masters degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine. Kelly completed over 1,200 hrs of internship treating more than 700 patients. She spent four years working in Emperor’s herbal pharmacy learning about herbs first hand, including formulas from world-renowned herbalist Dr. Ji Zhang.
While Kelly has studied and treated a variety of health issues her expertise lies in gastrointestinal issues, women’s health and mental health, especially anxiety and depression.
Through her work with acupuncture, herbs, and traditional East Asian medicine Kelly empowers by facilitating the practices and rituals that give people optimum health everyday.