Dr. Kajima's practice was established in 2017. She primarily serves patients in San Francisco. 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. Office visits can also be arranged. Rather than "fixing" patients, Dr. Kajima partners up with them. Her patients take an active role in their treatment and recovery while she supports and guides them through their own healing process.
Her passion to help people regain their optimal health started after her mother was diagnosed with a rare kidney sarcoma cancer stage IV. In this challenging 8-year period of fighting cancer, Dr. Kajima became interested and committed to support patients, especially, with neurological conditions and cancer patients suffering from side effects after radiotherapy or chemotherapy. She supported her father going through an early stage of colon cancer and her husband diagnosed with Richter's syndrome.
Dr. Lucia Kajima, DAOM, LAc
Lucia Foltanova Kajima is a Licensed California Acupuncturist and a doctor of Acupuncture and 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), diathermic therapy, electroacupuncture, scalp acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, breathing techniques (qi gong), nutrition, herbal or dietary supplement prescription, light and sound therapy, acupressure, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, manual physiotherapy (shi atsu, tui na, dao yin), correction of postural mechanics, 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).