"Over ten years ago, I quit martial arts because my back cannot handle it. I started yoga, but injured myself there as well. I ended up in the ER with back muscles so tight and so painful that I couldn't undress myself. A shot of morphine and a weeks supply of pain pills got me functioning again.
I was far from recovered, but I had no idea what to do except push forward. Things kept deteriorating until I was spending half of my waking hours lying down in order to ease the pain. I was on the floor of the breakroom at work, at airport, at concerts, and even classes. I would lie in bed to read, to talk on the phone, and to use the computer. I passed out several times due to pain and had numerous emergencies where I had to physically be helped in to bed. I was constantly frustrated and frequently in pain.
I was determined to get better, so I tried acupuncture, chiropractic, physical therapy, massage, bodywork, exercises, orthotic insoles, herbs, and an epidural steroid injection. I consulted with a neuro-surgeon who stated that a speinal fusion or artificial disc were my only options, and he recommended neither. Finally, I enrolled in an experimental treatment. It seemed to help briefly, but the pain came back soon.
Finally, I met Ryu Kawajiri. Ryu knows what he is doing, and he is always looking for new and improved way to help his clients. He uses a cutting edge technology called the Electro-Acuscope to decrease your pain level and normalize your tissues. He is also an excellent body worker, and he understands the body mechanics very well. He gives a rehabilitative exercises that really work. The treatment from Ryu is like seeing two or three practitioners in one appointment !
Ryu will go to the extra mile to help a patient, determined, kind, and understanding. He knows how to five real support while simultaneously pushing you towards in dependence. Chronic pain does not happen over night, and it takes time to heal. Most people in my position would have had surgery, been in disability, or addicted to pain meds by now. Instead, I'm taking long walks on the beach, looking for more hours at work, and doing the things I love with my free time.
Ryu's treatment has been the absolute turning point in my recovery, and I can't say enough good things about him. If you are in pain, go see him, do what he say, and stick with it ! He has given me back my functionality, my enjoyment, and my future."
Neelilma C. Crockett
Artist/Musician, San Diego
"I suffered from right knee pain for over 10 years, I had been to multiple specialists and know when had been able to diagnosis my knee pain. I did my best to avoid doing any activities that aggravated the pain. After one treatment at Body Craft I had full use of my knee. At first I was hesitant to believe the results but then I went runnning... Amazing"
San Diego Business
"I suffered a severely pulled muscle in my back. Movement was nearly impossible. The pain was significant and constant. I made one visit to Ryu Kawajiri at Body Craft. He used his Electro-Acuscope on me for just over an hour. When I left his office, the pain was almost totally gone, and I was able to move about comfortably. Within a few hours after my visit, I am pleased to say that I was back to normal and went out the next day to play golf."
San Diego Businessman
"My name is Dan Buchner and I am a professional golfer. In December of 2008, I was experiencing sharp pain in both my left knee and left shoulder. I had already seen a chiropracter, and a physical therapist with no success. A friend referred me to Ryu and that experience was amazing. In one visit, he eliminated ALL of my pain! Today is March 2nd, 2009 and I am currently competing in professional golf tournaments with absolutely no pain. I recommend him to anyone and everyone that I know."
"I visited Ryu Kawajiri at body crafts when I suffered a major hamstring injury. At first I will admit that I was a little skeptical about his style of treatment, but let me tell you it was the best treatments I have ever received and if it wasn't for Ryu at Body Crafts I would not have returned to the field as proudly as I have. Ryu is a perfectionist at his field and he assured me that I would recover in no time and I did. Whenever I have pain or a little discomfort or injury Ryu is the first I see because I know he will help me get back to the field in no time. Thanks Ryu!"