Los Angeles, CA

Nestled in the heart of West LA, Kai Wellness is a family practice providing high quality, holistic, personalized primary care. Experience cutting edge diagnostic technologies and top integrative medical and wellness specialties. Our patients deserve only the best.


Call Us At (424) 234 8024

Specialties and Services

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Functional Medicine

Kai Wellness - Functional Medicine in Los Angeles

A term coined in 1993 to describe the “medicine of the future”, functional medicine refers to a higher standard of care that includes diagnostic precision using the latest laboratory testing, specific assessment of genetic markers, and custom nutraceutical, dietary and lifestyle plans that target prevention on an epigenetic level.

When you understand how your body works at this level, you can optimize detoxification pathways, work toward optimal genetic expression, and greatly enhance the quality of life.

At Kai Wellness, we are proud to partner with cutting edge technologies at top laboratories to add tremendous value in making functional assessments and treatment in Los Angeles. We also partner with top of the line, innovative nutraceutical companies to help you achieve your best possible health.

Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture

Functional Medicine in Los Angeles

This time-tested medicine has not only thousands of years of practice but an ever-growing base of clinical evidence to support its powerful yet natural effectiveness. Thin, painless needles are inserted at specific points of the body to open energy channels and clear blockages. Includes: Cupping, Gua Sha, Moxa, and Acupressure.

Specialty Acupuncture Styles: Japanese (gentle), Esoteric (spiritual-emotional), Pediatric (non-invasive) and Facial Rejuvenation (cosmetic).

Chinese Herbal remedies can support the care of difficult diseases, balance the body, and support natural defenses against the effects of stress and environmental toxins. Chinese herbs are a safe and effective, time-tested resource for optimal wellbeing.

We proudly use only the highest quality herbs and acupuncture supplies for Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture in Los Angeles.

Nutritional Counseling

Functional Medicine in Los Angeles

Proper nutrition is essential, and without a doubt – food is medicine. Most physical and emotional conditions can be greatly relieved with proper nourishment and supplementation.

More than what we eat, it’s how we eat and whether or not our bodies are effectively absorbing nutrients from our foods that make the greatest difference.

Instead of promoting any nutritional protocols or fad diets, we customize time-tested and thoroughly researched nutritional strategies for each individual based on their unique needs.

Yoga Therapy

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Combining practices of body movement, awareness, and toning, breathwork, meditation, and Ayurveda (a 5000+ year-old system of traditional Indian internal medicine) to balance the Chakra energy system, Yoga Therapy helps you reclaim physical, emotional and spiritual health and wholeness.

As a physical therapy, Yoga Therapy addresses not only the target area – it treats the entire body as a whole.

Currently, a vast amount of research is becoming available as to the positive effects of Yoga Therapy on physical ailments, mental health, and spiritual attunement.

Reiki Energy Healing

Los Angeles Alternative Healthcare

Reiki being in the lead, research shows the positive effects of subtle energy healing techniques on the immune system, on mental health, and on recovery from surgery and illness.

Gentle placement of hands at various energy centers of the body deeply relax and allow powerful insight to come through. Reiki works great alone, and especially well as an adjunct therapy to any treatment.

Cosmetic - Microneedling

Microneedling in Los Angeles

Microneedling is the insertion of very fine needles into the skin for purpose of rejuvenation. This 30-minute, once per month treatment is used to effectively treat and improve conditions like fine lines and wrinkles, acne and scarring, loose skin, skin texture, pore size, brown spots, stretch marks and pigment issues (like melasma and vitiligo), and on the scalp to promote hair growth.

Microneedling creates micro channels in the skin, which stimulates collagen production and increases serum absorption by 3000%! Results are seen and felt after the fist treatment. Research shows maximum results to arrive in 4-6 treatments, and last and average of 5 years.

Integration Counseling


Each of us is on a unique and fascinating soul journey. Marked by constant change, our lives present us with gateways and cycles that can feel challenging. Navigating initiations, integrating life experience and changing patterns requires skill to do successfully.

Integration Counseling is a one-on-one engagement that guides you through the process of deep healing and spiritual growth.

The result is completion of unresolved trauma, release of self-limiting beliefs, discovery of your gifts and resources and their implementation in various aspects of your life. Read more HERE

Ways we can work together

Whether local or abroad, on a solo journey, in partnership or in a group, there are many options to support your healing and personal growth in a safe and emergent space.

Integrative care includes a holistic blend of functional medicine, Chinese medicine, nutritional counseling, spiritual psychology, intuitive channeling, shamanic arts, astrology, energy healing, yoga therapy, shame healing and integration counseling.

*functional medicine and acupuncture services available in California and New Mexico only per licensing regulations, and certain locations overseas.


One on One – In person, Virtual
Personalized care available in office or home visit, and remotely via phone or videoconference.
Partner – In person, Virtual
 Partner sessions available in office or home visit, and remotely via phone or videoconference.
Group – In person, Virtual
Group sessions and workshops available at the office or home visit, and remotely via phone or videoconference.

Multi-day immersives/retreats: 

One on One – In Person
Personalized retreats featuring immersive, multi-modal programs individually curated to powerfully support your healing, growth and integration.
Partner – In Person
Personalized partner retreats featuring immersive, multi-modal programs individually curated to powerfully support your shared vision of healing, deepening connection and personal development.
Group – In Person
Personalized group retreats featuring immersive, multi-modal programs individually curated to powerfully support the group’s aligned intention.

Meet Dr. Karina Menali

Physician, Healer, Educator
Owner of Kai Wellness, L.Ac., DACM, Dipl. OM, CIAYT, E-RYT500

Deeply attuned, compassionate, and insightful, Dr. Karina is loved and respected by colleagues and patients for consistently bringing passion and excellence to her work in holistic health and healing. A well-rounded practitioner, Dr. Karina, combines her background in the fields of Psychology, Yoga Therapy, and Reiki with extensive studies in Integrative Medicine schools and hospitals in the US, Japan and China to bring exquisite skill in her practice.

Dr. Karina achieves great results by addressing the mind/body connection, combining therapies, and customizing personalized treatment to address the unique needs of each individual. She is a dedicated practitioner who enjoys helping children and adults in their recovery from a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions, the prevention of illness, and restoration of balance, harmony, and wholeness in all facets of life. Her heart is in her work – Dr. Karina adheres to the highest standards of practice and offers expertly tailored wellness programs to address a wide variety of mental, physical, and spiritual needs.

Dr. Karina is currently in private practice in Los Angeles, California as well as Santa Fe, New Mexico. She serves humanity and future practitioners as faculty and clinical supervisor in the Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Master’s program at Yo San University in Los Angeles, CA. She has served as faculty and clinical training staff at Emperor’s College of Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, CA, as Acupuncturist at the Simms-Mann Health and Wellness Center at Venice Family Clinic in Santa Monica, CA, the Integrative Medicine Center at the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center in Burbank, CA, and at Being Alive in West Hollywood, CA – a non-profit organization that provides integrative health and wellness services to people living with HIV/AIDS. She co-founded and helped run a Japan-based study-abroad program for acupuncturists.

Before opening her private practice, Dr. Karina taught yoga and wellness classes at Dana Hall School in Wellesley, Massachusetts and at private yoga studios. She worked extensively with psychiatric patients at Lifeworks, Inc., a non-profit providing various supportive and counseling services to individuals with dual diagnoses of mental health and cognitive impairment. She periodically gives workshops on various topics in health and wellness and organizes retreats. Fully committed to her personal development, Dr. Karina engages in daily self-cultivation practices and regularly attends seminars and conferences.

After talking with Karina, I decided to try Chinese Medicine and began meeting with Karina twice per week to receive acupuncture treatments, take herbs, and implement dietary changes. After a short period, I began to notice litte improvements which continued to increase as treatments continued.The improvements continue and I see Karina 2-3 times per week. My Western doctors had no more answers and I am very grateful for meeting Karina and the help and road she has led me on. I can’t say enough about the help she has given me. I am very grateful to have been referred to her and all I can say to her is thank you from my heart!

Sal L.


I was referred to Karina by my doctor to regain balance, stability and core strength after a stroke 3 years ago. Karina uses exercises and targeted massage to counteract the effects of muscular stiffness and pain. She can just look at your posture and immediately know which areas need work.

Following some unintended side-effects from ankle surgery, she had added acupuncture therapy to help me repair my bladder function and also restore mood and sleep habits. As a result of her efforts, I have returned to a more normal and satisfying life. Karina is excellent at assisting the body to repair itself using very gentle and natural methods

Herb E.

Manhattan Beach, CA

Recently I was going through an unbelievably difficult time in my life. In previous years, I had always sensed that Dr. Karina had a unique ability to understand the human condition. When I came to her recently I was supported in a way that I have never been before in my life. Dr. Karina is able to quickly understand your situation and meet you emotionally right where you are. Her insight and guidance is exceptional. I have never been “seen” and understood by anyone the way I have been by Dr. Karina. I believe she is the most gifted person I know. Would I recommend her? Yes, yes, a thousand times yes, because of her incredible sensitivity and unique abilities, I believe she is suited to help anyone.

Elizabeth Sanders

Los Angeles, CA


2001 S Barrington Ave UNIT 321, Los Angeles, CA 90025

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Phone: +14242348024

Office Hours

Monday to Friday: 8am to 7pm

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