Dr. Kajima's practice was established in 2017. She primarily serves patients in San Francisco and secondarily, in San Mateo. Unlike many health care practitioners who set their business hours at a fixed office location, she treats patients in their homes at a time convenient for them, but office visits and telemedicine consults can also be arranged. Rather than "fixing" patients, Dr. Kajima partners up with them and finds a long-term solution to their problems. Her patients take an active role in their treatment and recovery while they also learn about prevention. She supports and guides them through their healing process with individual timing to recovery. There is no standard time to heal or a standard treatment as it depends on an individual patient. Dr. Kajima believes in the inherent power to heal utilizing mind and body connection. She is also active educator and a volunteer for various causes in the City of San Francisco.
Her passion to help people regain their optimal health started after her mother was diagnosed with a rare kidney sarcoma cancer stage IV. with no standard treatment available. In this challenging 8-year period of fighting cancer with recurrences, Dr. Kajima became interested and committed to support patients, especially, with difficult conditions of neurological or musculoskeletal origin. She also treats negative side effects of conventional medical treatment.
Dr. Lucia Kajima, DAOM, L.Ac., Dipl. OM
Lucia Foltanova Kajima is a Licensed California Acupuncturist, a doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and a national diplomate of Oriental Medicine. She completed her doctorate studies at California Institute of Integral Studies, previously American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM), in San Francisco, a nationally certified graduate and post-graduate school of medical science. She obtained her master's degree in Oriental Medicine at Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, California, where she became familiar with shiatsu and Japanese style acupuncture and moxibustion techniques. She also trained in the acupuncture department specializing in pain management and neurological disorders at the First Affiliated Hospital of Henan University of Chinese Medicine in Zhengzhou, China and at the Red Cross Hospital of Jinan University in Guangzhou, China. As a Licensed Massage Therapist, she also has years of experience under her belt in shiatsu, acupressure, myofascial release and lymphatic drainage at Bay Club San Francisco and Sen Spa.
As a Licensed California Acupuncturist, she utilizes a wide variety of treatment techniques that include: needle stimulation (through the skin or at the skin surface), electroacupuncture, scalp acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, breathing techniques (e.g. qi gong), nutrition, herbal prescription, supplements, incl. liniments or topicals, light and sound therapy, acupressure, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, manual physiotherapy (shi atsu, tui na, dao yin),and other techniques. Combining these treatment techniques may result in greater success with complex problems as well as provide for an effective and safe treatment for health maintenance and prevention of disease or injury.
Dr. Kajima's experience in integrative medicine includes training at Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF, UC Berkeley Sports Clinic (Orthopedics), University of California San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital in Mission Bay (General Practice, care of UCSF staff), California Pacific Medical Center Sutter Health - Davies Campus (In-patient Rehabilitation for stroke and traumatic brain injury, Out-patient Physical and Occupational Therapy) and West Berkeley Family Practice (Integrative Medicine).