Hello, I'm Dr. George Kukurin and I am licensed to practice acupuncture by the state of Arizona. I am also licensed as a chiropractic physician. I have been studying and practicing acupuncture for over 20 years and have treated thousands of patients suffering from all types of conditions. I have studied most systems of acupuncture starting with traditional Asian forms back in 1983. I have even traveled to Russian to learn laser acupuncture. I have post-graduate education in acupuncture and other forms of alternative medicine from the Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins and the Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Kukurin has 25 years of experience with acupcunture.
Because of my years of experience and education in many different systems of acupuncture, my patients have obtained some truly remarkable results. These results have even  been published in   medical journals and journals indexed in the National Library of Medicine, they have been featured on local Fox and ABC newscasts and I have even presented them to other doctors at conferences at Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore. I am a former faculty member of the Post Graduate Neurology Department of Parker College and one of a select few Arizona chiropractic physicians who are also Diplomats of the American Chiropractic Academy of Neurology. Having all this additional training and education is extremely helpful in evaluating patients and determining those I feel will benefit from a course of acupuncture and those who likely will benefit from other forms of treatment.   I have written a number of books detailing the methods I've developed and how they have helped my patients.

Acupuncture treatment in my opinion should be virtually painless. I feel that a practitioner with skill and knowledge should be able to apply acupuncture with little or no discomfort to the patient.

I also strongly believe that the amazing health benefits of acupuncture should be affordable to those folks who really need them.  Luckily more and more insurance plans are covering at least a portion of acupuncture treatment.  That is why I am proud to be a preferred provider with Blue Cross, Aetna, Cigna, United, Medicare and most other insurance plans. So call our scheduling hotline at 623.547.4727 and leave a message, visit our website for more information www.kcpv.info  or email us with your questions ...

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Our office is rated one of the top practices in the country by the Consumer's Research Council of America
The results our patients obtain with painful conditions are so dramatic they have been published in  the National Library of Medicine.
If you are in pain call us right away, our award winner doctor has over 20 years of  experience in helping people just like you.
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Acupuncture needle in arm

Acupuncture points and related organsFinding the right doctor in the Phoenix area to provide you with safe and effective acupuncture treatment can be a daunting task. The first thing you need to know is that to practice acupuncture in the state of Arizona, a practitioner must be licensed.  So before you trust your health to a practitioner, check his or her license.  The next thing you need to know is that there are many types of licensed practitioners of acupuncture in the state. Some are also licensed doctors in addition to being licensed to administer acupuncture to patients. Many other practitioners of acupuncture are not doctors.

Next consider that there are many dif-ferent styles and systems of acupuncture.  Some are based on tradition, folklore or even superstition. Other systems are based on modern science, neurology and scientific clinical studies. 

The first thing you need to consider is the expected results from your treatment. It is true that results may vary from one patient to another, but you should find a practitioner who is experienced and has a track record of good results for his or her patients.

Does it hurt? Some systems of acupuncture are designed to aggressively stimulate the acupuncture points. This can be an unpleasant experience. Other styles of acupuncture strive to be completely painless. It's important to know the philosophy of the acupuncturist, before you let him or her start to insert needles into your body.

Depending on the insurance company, your individual coverage and the practitioner you choose, some insurance plans may help you pay for your acupuncture treatment. Other prac-titioners that don't participate with insurance plans will charge you a strict out-of-your-pocket cash fee for your treatment. Fees for acupuncture can vary widely. Almost all acupuncture treatment requires multiple visits.  The typical number of treatments can also vary greatly. So be sure to discuss insurance, out-of-pocket fees and the typical length of a treatment plan with the practitioner, before you start your treatment.

The bottom picture to the right is an electron microscopic image of an acupuncture needle inserted into an acupuncture point. Modern techniques like electron microscopy when  combined with traditional acupuncture theory produce amazing results for patients. 

Ancient Chinese writings on acupuncture

The Nei Jing, above is one the first texts on acupuncture, it was written 2-3 thousand years ago. Modern acupuncture combines the ancient and the new.

Give us a call with your questions. It might just change your life.  Call and leave a message on our patient relations hotline. at  
623.547.4727.  One of our specialists will call you back to answer your questions.

The picture above left shows the human organs visualized by an MRI scan. The image to the right above shows how the internal organs were perceived by the ancient developers of acupuncture. Combining traditional acupuncture theory and practices (like we do in our office) with modern technology makes acupuncture a safe and effective treatment for our patients.
Acupuncture point meter
Acupuncture points have decreased elec- trical skin resistance that can be measured with a meter. This modern advance in acupuncture wasn't available to the early practitioners of acupuncture. Combining the ancient art of traditional Chinese acupuncture with modern technology provides results for patients that old time acupuncturists could only dream about. Technology and modern methods have separated acupuncture fact from fiction.  
     This really benefits the patient.