Whole Health Chiropractic and Acupuncture

Located in the heart of San Diego, the leading health professionals at Whole Health are dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives — combining skill and expertise that spans the entire chiropractic wellness spectrum. Dr. Danny Govenar is committed to bringing you better health and a better way of life by combining the principles of chiropractic and acupuncture.


About Us

At Whole Health Chiropractic, we create individual treatment plans for our patients that are completely customized to help them achieve their ultimate health potential. We are able to do this by offering multiple treatment modalities such as chiropractic, acupuncture, massage therapy, and nutritional counseling. We believe that treating the true causes of physical illness or injury, brings restorative results, and long lasting health. From this philosophy, we have a community of clients that enjoy taking an active role in their own health; whether that means solving chronic pain issues, recovering from a sports injury, or seeking more mental and physical energy in daily activities.




As Doctors of Chiropractic, we at Whole Health practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.


Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. This is done by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points.

Massage Therapy

Muscles move bones. So healthy muscle tissue is essential when managing conditions of the musculoskeletal system. When muscle tissue is damaged, circulation is decreased, function is limited, and there is increased mechanical stress on your skeletal system, especially your spine. The benefits of massage therapy include increased blood circulation, flexibility,

Weight Loss

At Whole Health we believe that proper nutrition is an integral part of the healing process. Especially when utilizing a holistic approach to health care. We advise our patients on how to utilize proper nutrition to accelerate the healing process as well as improve their overall health and wellness. Doctors of Chiropractic have extensive training in nutritional sciences.


Our Team

your chiropractor

Daniel Govenar, D.C., L.Ac.

Doctor of Chiropractic and Licensed Acupuncturist

“I combine both eastern and western medicine to treat the cause of the physical problem, not just the symptoms.”

Dr. Daniel Govenar has been practicing chiropractic and acupuncture for over ten years and has been dedicated to helping his patients live healthy, active, and successful lives. His own injury while in undergraduate school at San Diego State, led him to explore Kinesiology and to look beyond western medicine as the sole answer to sports related injuries, muscle pain, and athletic mobility. His studies in San Diego became focused on Athletic Training and inspired his desire to help others overcome musculoskeletal conditions. After receiving his B.S., he went on to pursue his Doctor of Chiropractic from the well recognized Southern California University of Health Sciences. As a graduate student, he was the recipient of the Mindlin Scholarship for Academic Achievement as well as other recognitions and graduated as his class valedictorian, in 2000.

After completing his chiropractic studies and clinical internships, Dr. Govenar went on to study at the South Baylo University in Anaheim, California. He received a Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MSAOM) and became a licensed acupuncturist. His credentials brought him to practice chiropractic and oriental medicine with the Center for Health and Well-being in San Diego and also the San Diego Chiropractic Group before founding his own practice 2005.

Dr. Govenar founded Whole Health with the intention of creating a beneficial environment that would be a dynamic wellness center for his patients, not just a doctor’s office. His philosophy of building a community where diagnosis and treatment are conducted in a holistic and comprehensive manner have enabled the practice to continue to expand and provide outstanding care to patients young and old in the greater San Diego area.

Dr. Govenar is an avid surfer and golfer, who loves to enjoy his sports all over the world. His favorite spot for surfing currently, (besides San Diego) is Bali. He is fluent in Spanish after many extended trips to Central America, and enjoys photography and playing guitar.

Karen Carino

Office Manager

Karen was born in Manila, Philippines and was raised in Seattle, Washington. In 2013 she moved to sunny San Diego to get out of the rain and enjoy the sunshine. During her youth she spent most of her time playing sports, such as basketball, and golf. Till today she is still passionate about sports and love being active with her daughters. While continuing to care for her daughters, she is also pursuing her Bachelors Degree in Healthcare Administration at National University. Hoping that one day she would become an Administrator in the Healthcare field. She has the passion to help others and hoping to make an impact in people’s lives.

Karen has found that Chiropractic care has been very beneficial. After her first child, she started experiencing sciatic pain which lead her to pursue Chiropractic care. Overtime the pain has not came back and she is now able to enjoy more activities with her family while being pain free. She truly believes that taking care of your body will lead to a happy, healthy life. Karen continues to motivate others and encourages others around her to stay on a positive, healthy lifestyle.

Cynthia Chavez

Massage Therapist

Cynthia was born in Long Beach, California.  She comes from a Hispanic heritage specifically from Guadalajara. She attended massage therapy school at the early age of 18 and now she has over 16 years of experience. Her passion is to help people with pain management and achieving overall health. She loves to stay active and healthy while running and practicing Yoga and tries not to miss too many San Diego Padres games!


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