Meet the Doctor And PHC Team

  • Dr.
    J. K. Kuan
    DC, LAc
    Clinical Director

    Dr. J. K. Kuan was born and raised in a country where Chinese medicine has been deep rooted in the culture and lifestyle. Since childhood, he had witnessed his family members using Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for healing and wellness. Later in life, after years of being active in playing sports and practicing martial arts, he personally benefited from Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and Chiropractic treatment for shoulder, knee pain and sciatica, which inspired him to become a licensed Acupuncturist and Chiropractic Physician. 

    Dr. Kuan graduated with honors from Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCUHS) with a Doctor’s degree in Chiropractic and a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. There he received the Outstanding Service Award for his individual contributions to the college, made the Dean’s List, and was recognized by the California State Assembly for his steadfast commitment to the community and outstanding leadership in Traditional Asian Medicine and Health Sciences. 

    Dr. Kuan is deeply passionate about his work in alternative medicine, and joyfully shares his knowledge and skills with his colleagues and community. Dr. Kuan began his Acupuncture and Chiropractic career in San Diego and Santa Monica, California where he was working with a seasoned Chiropractor. From there he brought together many of the concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine with modern Acupuncture and Chiropractic techniques for excellent healing and wellness. Since then, he has continued to build his reputation as a practitioner who is passionate about healing and providing care to those that find themselves in physical or emotional distress. 

    After years of practice in California, Dr. Kuan pursued the opportunity to bring his clinical experience and healing techniques to the East Coast so that he could provide care to those in need. Dr. J. K. Kuan is National Board Certified (NCCAOM) (NBCE) and a Licensed Chiropractic Physician and Acupuncturist in the State of New Jersey, New York and California. Currently he is also teaching at Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine. 

    With years of clinical experience, Dr. Kuan has helped many people with conditions such as infertility, insomnia, allergy, migraine/headache, emotional disorder(anxiety, depression, bipolar), hypertension, smoking or drug addiction, obesity, PMS, pain syndrome (joint pain, tendonitis, LBP), I.B.S., etc. 

    In his spare time, Dr. Kuan enjoys playing tennis, basketball, playing guitar, singing, hiking, ballroom dance, traveling, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Yoga and meditation.  

  • Jamie Kong, LAc

    Cheuk Hiu Kong (Jamie), received her Masters in Science in Acupuncture from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City.  She has a Bachelor's degree in business management from Rutgers University in New Jersey.  After years of working in the business field, she found herself interested in the field of oriental medicine, and decided to follow in her great grandpa's footsteps to become a doctor in oriental medicine.  

  • Ethan Lu

    Ethan graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture in 2018 with a Master's in Oriental Medicine. Originally training to be a psychotherapist, he left a Clinical Psychology PhD program for acupuncture school when he realized that the body sensitivity he was developing from Xingyiquan and Taijiquan training could be used to heal as well. In his free time, Ethan enjoys a long walk or a good hike and continues to study the martial arts.

  • Jennifer Ka
    Administrative Assistant

    Jennifer is a clinical yoga therapist, yoga teacher, and has a Master's Degree in East West Psychology. She enjoys working in the field of alternative healing after seeing the benefits of it in her own healing process. She continues to work in the field of wellness for the body, mind, and spirit. 

  • Lauren Hoke
    Administrative Coordinator

    Lauren is a graduate student at Kean University working towards earning her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has a passion for helping others and hopes to one day open her own counseling practice. In her free time, Lauren loves to go hiking, practice yoga, and spend time with her dogs.

  • Luisa Hinterstein

    Luisa is a senior at Matawan Regional High School. At a young age she was treated with holistic medicine and always gravitated towards the alternative healing route. 

  • Christina Aiello

    Christina is a junior at Matawan Regional High School. She is interested in alternative healing practices and how they improve everyday life. She looks to further extend her familiarity with the medical field and apply her experience to a world of possibilities. In her free time she likes to practice yoga, go to the beach, and relax.

  • Megan Wong

    Megan is a sophomore at Biotechnology High School. Through her internship, she is interested in learning about oriental medicine and how it intertwines with her Chinese heritage. She is also excited to acquire professional experience in preparation for a future career in the scientific field. 

  • Dr. Nancie Celini
    Yoga Instructor

    Dr. Nancie Celini is an educator, researcher, 500-hour certified yoga teacher registered with Yoga Alliance and yoga therapist. Her extensive background as a clinical research and public health professional combined with her unique insights have helped people transform their health.  She has
    been inspired in her own practice by scientists, medical professionals and master teachers in healthcare and yoga but is most inspired by her students and
    seeing them grow, heal and feel better. 

    She is the founder of Just Breathe Yoga, a community-based program in NJ and developer of “Yoga for Change” a program to help professionals reimagine their work and connectedness to each other. Nancie has been a lifelong athlete and advocate for better health as a certified fitness trainer, martial artist and yoga teacher. She is co-developer of a unique continuing education program with her colleague in New York where they help yoga teachers cultivate new insights and skills across a wide range of topics. Nancie has a master’s degree and doctorate in public health. She brings a diverse knowledge base to help her students grow stronger and healthier through yoga combined with her passion for research and integrative medicine.

  • Paul Gaita
    Yoga Instructor

    Paul completed his yoga teacher training at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch Ashram in 2017. More recently he has been studying Qi Gong and Tai Chi with Dr. Kuan, while composing music to accompany the class sequence. Paul teaches classical Hatha Yoga as well as adaptive classes and Tai Chi.