Elham Khodabandeloo

Gender: Female

Birthday: April 14

Hometown: Tehran, Iran

Education: BA in Art, Single Subject Teaching Credential in Art, MS in Traditional Chinese Medicine,

School: CSU Fresno, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

My Favorites

Books: Dune series

Food: Persian cuisine, Japanese cuisine

Music: Opera-Beethoven’s Fidelio and Mozart’s The Magic Flute

Elham was born in Tehran, Iran and moved to the United States in 1979. She settled in Clovis, California with her family and started a new life as a teenager in a strange new land. She went on to graduate from CSU Fresno with a BA and Teaching Credential in Art and became a high school teacher in Fresno. She moved to the Bay Area in 2000 being drawn by the energy and excitement of San Francisco. She worked as an art teacher at Balboa High school of San Francisco Unified, teaching ceramics, drawing, painting and printmaking. In 2002, after 11 years of teaching she decided it was time for a new challenge.

In her spare time she enjoyed gardening and read a book about Chinese Medicine that used a metaphorical vehicle comparing this system of healing to gardening. She felt she had found a new calling and that it was a natural progression considering that the Latin root of the word doctor means “teacher”.

She went back to school to get her Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine and while in school she gave birth to her son and balanced her time between mothering and studies.

She completed internships at California Pacific Medical Center hospital in San Francisco in the stroke and spinal cord injury clinic as well as the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic working with AIDS and hepatitis patients. Upon graduation she did a residency under Lifang Liang O.M.D, Ph.D., L. Ac. in San Francisco concentrating on women’s endocrinology and fertility.

Elham practices martial arts and is currently a Red Belt in Kuk Sool Won. She also enjoys hiking regularly and looking for waterfalls during the rainy season.

About Dr. DeMartini

Name: Christopher Evan DeMartini

Gender: Male

Birthday: July 27th

Hometown: Daly City, CA

Education: Doctor of Chiropractic, Diplomate of American Chiropractic Neurology Board

School: Life Chiropractic College West

My Favorites

Book: Dune series

Writer: Frank Herbert

Quote: “I must not fear, fear is the mind killer. Fear is the little death that brings total annihilation. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me an through me and when it has gone past I will turn my minds eye see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”

Food: Italian, Persian

Travel Desinations: Italy, Germany, Austria

Music: Bach, Mozart, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zepplin

Dr. Christopher DeMartini is a Bay Area native, born in San Francisco and a graduate of St. Ignatius College Preparatory. Dr. DeMartini’s experience with chiropractic care began in his teens and was a pivotal part of maximizing his performance and facilitated his healing from injuries which allowed him to become the California State Champion in the shot put and a Junior National Champion in weightlifting. Upon graduating high school he declined many athletic scholarships in order to accept a residency at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. While in Colorado Springs he completed his undergraduate education at Pikes Peak Community College. A severe injury ended his athletic career, but his remarkable recovery, thanks to the aid of Dr. Sergio Azzolino, started him on a new path of becoming a Chiropractic Neurologist.

He earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Life Chiropractic College West in June of 2005, graduating cum laude. He has completed postdoctoral studies in Chiropractic Neurology through the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies and became a Diplomate in December 2006 after passing the American Chiropractic Neurology Board Exam.

Dr. DeMartini has been fortunate to have trained alongside many elite athletes during his residency at the Olympic Training Center and this experience has given him great insight into the relevance and application of chiropractic as a beacon to the pinnacle of human performance. Dr. DeMartini continues to be involved in weightlifting as a local team doctor and is in training to become an international team doctor for the United States.

Dr. DeMartini has recently moved his practice to San Luis Obispo, CA to start his dream practice, California Neurohealth, with his wife, Elham Khodabandeloo L.Ac.

Dr. DeMartini uses a wide repertoire of techniques that are safe and comfortable for all people including newborns, people with advanced osteoporosis, the severely disabled and people who have had a bad chiropractic experience in the past. Dr. DeMartini finds grateful satisfaction with facilitating the health and wellness of families through excellent chiropractic care.