Holistic Physician Dr. Timothy H. Hendlin, MA. DC., using over 30 years of professional experience and clinical expertise to assist you in reaching and maintaining optimal health naturally. He has helped people from allover the world heal from a vast range of conditions. Dr. Hendlin specializes in diagnoses, and natural therapies such as nutritional functional medicine and chiropractic.

The Stories! Many patients, who have been to numerous doctors and chiropractors before, refer to Dr. Hendlin again and again as “The Best!”.  Patients come in with problems that they thought would be life long, which other doctors could not cure, treat, or even diagnose. In many of those cases Doctor Hendlin’s treatments resulted in dramatic improvements to their health and quality of life. His knowledge of the human body, its mechanics, nutrition, applied kinesiology, and functional medicine are life changing. Just examine the glowing testimonials left by our patients in the Hendlin Health Book of Testimonials.

As a primary health care provider, Dr. Hendlin stays informed of the latest research and advancements in sports medicine, preventive medicine, functional nutrition, psychology,  psycho-neuro immunology and related fields, through a local and national communication network of health professionals. In fact, Dr. Hendlin was one of the certified pioneering doctors participating in the First International Symposium on Functional Medicine. He has continued to attend these symposiums for over two decades.

He is a member in good standing with both the Hawaii Board of Chiropractic Examiners and the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, as well.

Dr. Hendlin’s holistic approach is designed to provide immediate relief, but more importantly, a lasting correction by addressing the cause of your health problems. Your personal responsibility for good health and proper health maintenance is emphasized. Guidelines and recommendations are provided to help you create an improved state of wellness, health and vitality.


  • Bachelor of Arts in Humanistic Psychology, 1972, California State University, Sonoma
  • Bachelor of Arts, School of Expressive Arts, 1972, California State University, Sonoma
  • Masters of Arts in Educational Psychology, Counseling and Guidance,1976, California State University Northridge
  • Doctor of Chiropractic Degree, 1981, Western States Chiropractic College
  • Soft Tissue Seminar, 1988, Motion Palpation Institute
  • First International Symposium on Functional Medicine, 1994, Maui, Hawaii
  • Second International Symposium on Functional Medicine, 1995, Rancho Mirage, CA
  • Third International Symposium on Functional Medicine, 1996, Vancouver, Canada
  • Fourth International Symposium on Functional Medicine, 1997, Aspen Colorado
  • Fifth International Symposium on Functional Medicine, 1998, Kohala, Hawaii
  • Sixth International Symposium on Functional Medicine, 1999, Tuscon, Arizona
  • Eighth International Symposium on Functional Medicine 2001, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Twelfth International Symposium on Functional Medicine, 2005, Palm Springs, California
  • 24 years of Parker Institute of Chiropractic Research Seminars
  • Many years of California Chiropractic Association Seminars
  • Many years of Hawaii State Chiropractic Association Seminars
  • Numerous post graduate seminars, including Spine I and II, TMJ and Extremities

Licenses and Certifications (partial list)

  • California State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, License #14391
  • Hawaii State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, License #271
  • Proficiency Certification, (Patten Institute of Research), Nutrition and Research
  • Ironman Physician, Triage and Assessment Certification, 1990, 1991
  • Diplomat, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, 1981
  • Graduate Certification, Functional Analysis in Nerve and Nutritional Balance, 1979
  • Post Graduate Education and Proficiency Certification by the Motion Palpation Institute, 1991
  • Certification in Fundamentals of Functional Medicine, 1997, Institute for Functional Medicine

Positions Held

  • Director of the South Laguna Chiropractic Center, 1981-1987. Chiropractic and complementary Medicine Center. Staff supervision, including four licensed massage therapists, an acupuncturist, a psychotherapist and one Medical Doctor
  • Director of Hendlin Holistic Health Care, 1987 – present. Chiropractic and Functional Medicine. Staff supervision, including Registered Nurses and Licensed Massage Therapists

Professional Organizations

  • ACA, American Chiropractic Association
  • ICA, International Chiropractic Association
  • CCA, California Chiropractic Association
  • HSCA, Hawaii State Chiropractic Association
  • Price-Potenger Nutrition Foundation (originally known as the Weston A. Price Memorial Foundation)

Fields of Interest

  • Nutritional and Functional Medicine
  • Spinal and Extremity Bio-Mechanics and Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine
  • Psychoneuroimmunology
  • Orthomolecular Psychiatry

Interests and Activities

Yoga, Golf, Running, Weight Training, Swimming, Hiking, Music, Healthy Cooking, & Speaking some Spanish

Teaching Experience and Presentations (partial list)

  • Low Back Wellness Classes presented to the Laguna Beach Fire Department, 1985
  • Low Back Wellness Classes presented to the Hawaii Fire Department, 1995
  • Holistic Health Classes, Laguna Beach Recreation Department, 1985
  • Nutrition and Arthritis, Laguna Beach Senior Center, 1985
  • Holistic Health Classes, Hawaii Community College, 1993
  • Holistic Health Classes, Kona Christian Academy, 1997 and 1998

Workshops and Lectures

  • Nutrition and Arthritis
  • Menopause and Natural Hormone Replacement
  • Cancer Prevention and Treatment
  • Heart Disease

You can get in contact with Dr. Hendlin by calling The Hendlin Holistic Health Center at (808) 329-5155
or by sending an email to Help@HendlinHealth.com