Ryu Kawajiri, ATC, LAc
Ryu Kawajiri was born and raised in Japan until he moved to the United States in 1999 to study sports medicine. He received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2005 from San Diego State University (SDSU). Prior to his graduation from SDSU he became certified as an Athletic Trainer by passing National Athletic Trainers Association’s (NATA) examination.
After graduating in 2005, Ryu returned to Japan and studied various other adjunct therapies that would inform his initial practice of integrative holistic medicine. These adjunct therapies were offered at the prestigious Athlete Performance Laboratory in Kobe, Japan. Adjunct therapies he studied included micro-current technology treatment, sports medicine, and orthopedics.
Ryu Kawajiri returned to the United States and in 2007 opened Body Craft; an integrative holistic health clinic in San Diego, California. This clinic offers individualized treatment based on integrated approaches which include micro-current therapy, rehabilitation, and massage. Noting there was limitation to the breadth of his practice he entered the Master degree program of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs) at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. In 2012, he was awarded his Master degree and passed the California Board examination to become a California certified acupuncturist. This degree allowed him to increase the breadth of his already successful integrated health practice.
Ryu Kawajiri continued to expand his clinical knowledge and as well as his clinic. In 2013, he moved into a larger clinical space that housed a training gym that allowed advanced personal training for athletes and integrative rehabilitation for patients. As a result, he has expanded his scope of practice which has allowed Ryu to provide integrative medical care to a diverse range of medical and orthopedic conditions. This has resulted in a patient base that trust’s Ryu’s integrative treatment approaches which focus on the holistic aspect of his patients rather than from a conventional approach to care. Ryu continues to draw his knowledge from many professional disciplines, evidence based medicine, and holistic concepts of health and continues to participate in continuing education conferences and seminars both in the US and Japan.
California Certified Acupuncturist, Year
NATA Certified Athletic Trainer, Year
DNS Certified Exercise Trainer, Year
Dr. Erick Cervantes is originally from Peru. He and his family immigrated to Roseburg, Oregon at the age of 8. There, he attended or Oregon State University (OSU) and earned his Bachelor of Science in General Science from Oregon State University in 1996.
In 1998, Dr. Cervantes became interested in public health disease prevention at both the national and international level. He then successfully entered the public health program at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (SPH&TM). He later received his Master in Public Health degree with a focus on International Health and Development. During his academic progress, he performed field studies in rural Senegal, West Africa as an assistant to a John Hopkin’s trained mid-wife and as a Street Children Rehabilitation Coordinator for Casa Alianza, Honduras, Tegucigalpa. His experiences in Senegal, Honduras, and throughout his Master program nurtured his desire to continue to help others but at a greater capacity. He subsequently applied and was accepted to the oldest naturopathic medical college in the nation, the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Oregon.
During his clinical tenure at NCNM he was mentored by Dr. Dick Thom. During his mentorship by Dr. Thom, Dr. Cervantes became very knowledgeable of the German medical system of biotherapeutic drainage therapies, homeopathy, tissue cell salts, and the use of herbal stem cell therapies to treat acute and chronic disease. Dr. Cervantes’ clinical internship experiences also include HIV/AIDS, community clinics, and pediatrics. He subsequently received his doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in 2011.
Dr. Cervantes began practicing naturopathic medicine shortly after passing the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examination. Prior to him receiving his license, he was asked to lead as the program chair of Complementary and Alternative Health undergraduate program at Ashford University in San Diego, California. He has taught within and led the Complementary and Alternative Health program since 2011. He has been practicing naturopathic medicine and leading the bachelor program ever since.
Dr. Erick Cervantes joins the practioners at Body Craft due to his continued interest in providing integrative holistic medicine. He has an array of successful treatment interventions that include Western herbs, homeopathy, massage, behavioral modification, nutrition, and electrotherapy. Dr. Cervantes continues his education at conferences, seminars, micro-current technology treatment seminars as well as in house mentorship by Ryu Kawajiri.