Frances Kalfus, LAc
1911 Vine Street
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
Successful Resolution of Severe Ankle Dysfunction
A female patient, age 58, suffered from a severe ankle dysfunction when seeking treatment in 2008. She incurred dramatic pain (8 out of 10) and could not put any weight on her feet. At times she used a walker or canes. Her Orthopedist pointed out that surgery was required.
Dr. Kalfus applied a weekly treatment program for a total of 6 weeks. It consisted of acupuncture and herbal remedies.
The patient showed steady improvement. She has been pain-free for several years. The results sustained until gout and arthritis started creating new symptoms, which are currently being treated.
Successful Treatment of Compression Fracture
A female patient, 90 years old, came for treatment in September 2009. She had been diagnosed with a compression fracture. The patient suffered from severe pain (8 out of 10) and had lived with the condition for several weeks.
Dr. Kalfus applied a combined treatment composed of acupuncture and herbal remedies for a total of two weeks.
The outcome was as expected. The pain level reduced gradually with significant improvements testified by the end of the treatment. She walks much better now. The pain was completely eliminated over the course of time. The results have been sustained.
Successful Treatment of Knee and Shoulder Problems
A male patient in his 50ís came for treatment in 2009. He suffered from a tear in his knee. His pain level was quite severe (7 out of 10). The knee seemed to be inflamed. The medical doctor had recommended knee surgery.
Six acupuncture treatments were applied over a total length of three months. Note that the patient was on Medicare (low income) and, therefore, was entitled to one treatment only within two weeks.
The results turned out great. The patient became gradually better. His pain went away completely. The results sustained. He never needed surgery and never did have pain again regarding the condition treated.
The same patient also suffered from a rotator cuff problem on his right shoulder. The pain level fluctuated between 6 and 7 (out of 10) depending on the time of the day (usually worse at night). The symptoms included a limited range of motion (particular positions caused intense pain). Surgery had been recommended by the MD.
Dr. Kalfus applied a combined program composed of acupuncture and one homeopathic remedy. The treatment lasted for several months (once every second week).
The patient improved with every treatment. The pain was completely removed (patient rarely has some sensitivity). His range of motion has been 90% restored. The results have been sustained ever since. No surgery has ever been needed.
Treatment of Chronic Hip Pain & Low Back Symptoms
A female patient, age 65, came for treatment in 2008. She had been diagnosed with chronic hip pain (7 out of 10). She also reported occasional low back complaints (5/10).
Bussiness Hours: by appointment
Phone Consulting: Yes
Fees Schedule: by arrangement
An acupuncture treatment was prescribed for two sessions. Upon completion occasional maintenance has been applied ever since (every 3-4 months).
The results have been truly positive. The chronic hip pain as well as the low back pain are eliminated after each treatment. The results sustain for several months. The occasional maintenance treatments keep the patient at the high level of comfort. She has been fully functional ever since.