We had the good fortune of connecting with Jerry Lee and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jerry, we’d love to start by asking you about lessons learned. Is there a lesson you can share with us?
Aside from having a strong passion and working hard towards a goal, one of the most important lessons I’ve learned is to stay adaptable, open, and flexible. Nothing is permanent and forever, and things are constantly changing as we grow (as individuals, as a business, as a company). So, letting go of attachments and previous concepts that were once important may be significant at one moment in time, but as there are movements and growth, those attachments/goals/ways of doing things may not serve anymore. The easier it is to “let go” of old ways of thinking, the easier it is to keep up with the change, adapt, and progress forward. 

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Kin Health & Wellness was established in 2012 in hopes of creating a one-stop-shop for holistic health and healing and providing clients with a more natural, hands-on approach to healthcare. Each session provides personalized care and focuses on the patient and what the body presents via Kinesiology/muscle testing, so there is not a ‘one-size-fits-all” approach to your health. We take our time with our clients to get to the root cause of the patient’s disease/distress, and we do our best to coach the individual on how to live a healthier, happier, and fuller life. Using Kinesiology, we can determine what types of structural, chemical, or emotional blocks may be affecting the patient, and we are able to address each causative factor utilizing therapies such as: chiropractic, acupuncture, energetic healing, neuro-emotional feedback mechanisms, cold laser, pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, physical therapy/rehab, whole-food-based supplements/herbs, and more, based on the individual’s needs. There is much-growing research in Psycho-Neuroimmunology and how the mind and body are connected, so the psychosomatic approach and viscerosomatic approach are highly emphasized and addressed in our clinic as we believe it is a huge underlying factor for the cause of disease and distress in a lot of client’s bodies. We have this amazing kinesiology technique called Neuro-Emotional Technique that all of the practitioners in my office are well-equipped and trained in to be able to access what is sub-consciously causing stress for the client. It is so fascinating to see how immediate clients can connect with what comes up during the muscle test and how quickly their bodies can heal and respond after addressing this emotional component to their health and allowing them to go through their process. I’m very humbled and grateful to have such a great team of practitioners and staff who keep the business running and flowing. I’ve learned that it really does take a village and a great team to make things work functionally and cohesively. I’ve learned that to become a great leader, whether its staff or for clients, I have to nurture and nourish those relationships and take care of them as if they were my own. I am so blessed to have a team of practitioners who believe in the same for their clients and have that same “heart” and truly want to make a difference and help those around them. The compassion and support that we collectively have in our office, as well as the passion for the work we do shines through each individual, and with that energy and intention, I am quite confident that we can make a difference in client’s lives. Our motto for Kin Health & Wellness is MOVE-FEEL-NOURISH-HEAL. I truly believe in these components of health. 1) If you MOVE, exercise, do not stay stagnant, and progress forward, all the nerves, all the blood, all the lymph, all the neurons in your body will remain healthy, vibrant, and alive. 2) If you are FEELing positive, feeling to find and process your emotions, and live life with intention and purpose, you can progress. 3) If you NOURISH your body with healthy, organic, whole-foods, and hydrate adequately, and not over-pollute your body with toxins, you can nourish your body biochemically to get better through diet and nutrition. Ultimately, if one is able to put all of these 3 components together, especially at the same time (MOVE, FEEL, NOURISH), and honor the body’s innate self-regulating process to reach it’s fullest potential, one will ultimately, HEAL!

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
So many places in LA for one to visit and explore! With such a rich history and all it’s diversity, it really depends on what that person is interested in, what types of foods they would want to eat, and are they more open to lounging vs. being up and about and exploring. If they are more interested in lounging and getting some Vitamin D, obviously the beaches, like Santa Monica, Hermosa and Manhattan beach make my list of places to go. Food would be just something local along the boardwalk of shops and if time permits and traffic isn’t too bad, maybe heading into malibu and enjoying the beach, weather, and shops there. If being outdoors is a priority, taking a hike at Runyon Canyon or Griffith Park are my more frequent types of hikes and walks to be in nature, followed by a place for brunch. If Runyon Canyon, probably a brunch spot in West Hollywood like Blu Jam Cafe or at the Grove Farmer’s market, but if at Griffith Park, definitely a spot like the Alcove. I used to live in DTLA, so for me, taking someone to the Arts District and Little Tokyo is a must! So many cool spots to eat and checkout in those areas. I would definitely start somewhere like Angel City Brewery, make my way into the Barcade, and just check out the afternoon/evening night life in Little Tokyo. Cool spots I like are The Last Book Store in DTLA, going to Grand Park and checking out coffee shops, bars and art exhibits near the Walk Disney Concert Hall. Too many to list and go to!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
There have been SO MANY influential people in my life who have encouraged me to do what I am doing now and have helped me grow into the doctor/business owner/healer that I am today. The first on that list is my family! There’s a reason why my practice is called Kin Health & Wellness. One of the meanings behind the word ‘Kin” is that it stands short for “kindred.” Without the support from my mother and father, there would be no Kin Health. They supported and encouraged me in every way, from being the first to expose me to Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, as well as showing me what it means to have a hard work ethic and constant drive to succeed and provide for the foundation of the family. Not only did my parents help fund my college tuitions, but they also gave me the freedom to explore my interests in thousands of post-graduate seminars, weekend after weekend studying and learning from different doctors and masters in the field. They trusted me with my education and they were open to the route of “doctoring” I was going to take, so for that, I am forever grateful and indebted. In retrospect, I also owe a big “shoutout” to my grandfather, who is actually the first person who encouraged me to be a business owner/entrepreneur (and doctor) at an early age (probably when I was around 7 or 8). When I opened my first practice, it was through word-of-mouth from my family, especially my mother and late brother who encouraged all their co-workers and friends to become faithful patients of mine because they believed and honored what I did and how I worked, so for that, I am grateful as well. As for the learning and techniques and mentorship, I stand on the shoulders of giants! I have to give a “shoutout” to Dr. Bruce Shin for teaching me all the Applied Kinesiology basics and introducing me to the world of Kinesiology and muscle testing, as well as Dr. Darrick Sahara for being a “big brother” in this world of energetic/vibrational healing and taking me in and exposing me to a different method of looking at and “healing the body.” Also, if it wasn’t for the works and teachings of Dr. Timothy Francis, and Dr. Randall Frank, my body would not be feeling as vibrant and healthy as it is today. Through Dr. Francis’s “Totaly Kinesiology” technique, as well as Dr. Frank’s Natural Healing/Evolutionary Quantum Healing Technique, I would not have resolved my 8mm disc bulge/sciatic pain that I was having back in 2009. They literally saved my life and my career in Chiropractic/Acupuncture, and for that reason, I have dedicated my life to learning from these mentors so that I can be a vessel to share their work and help heal others in need as they did for me.

Website: www.kinhealthwellness.com
Instagram: kinhealthdrlee (personal account) and kinhealthwellness (business account)
Linkedin: Jerry Lee
Twitter: kinheatlhdrlee
Facebook: Kin Health and Wellness
Yelp: Kin Health & Wellness
Youtube: Stressed – A Documentary Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahU2FP_b9OQ

Image Credits
Desiree Vasquez

Nominate Someone: ShoutoutLA is built on recommendations and shoutouts from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you or someone you know deserves recognition please let us know here.