When he isn’t treating patients suffering from chronic pain and discomfort, Dr. George Kukurin educates other doctors on how to do the same. He has shared some of his successful methods at conferences and in journals published by the National Library of Medicine. Though he has been developing these methods for more than 25 years, Dr. Kukurin isn’t content to rest on his laurels. He stays updated on medical breakthroughs by continuing his education at Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins University, and the Mayo Clinic.
At Kukurin Chiropractic, Dr. Kukurin draws on his skills as a chiropractic neurologist and certified acupuncturist to relieve his patients of scoliosis, fibromyalgia, and headaches. He also realigns spines so that his patients no longer experience pain or the shame of requesting a beanbag at every sit-down restaurant.
The team of chiropractors and alternative health care specialists at Kukurin Chiropractic vanquish pain without the use of medicine or invasive surgery. To do so, they rely on a range of holistic treatments intended to spur the body into self-healing mode. Acupuncturist reroute nerve impulses with the strategic placement of needles, massage therapists promote circulation with therapeutic pressures, and chiropractors push discs into more healthy positions with gentle, safe adjustments.
With years of training in everything from physiology and immunology to endocrinology and neurology, the licensed naturopathic physicians at RejuveNature Medical design treatment regimens intended to restore balance to all of the body's systems. This sense of balance helps jump start the body's natural healing processes that can help patients overcome the chronic pains or general discomfort that affects them. By targeting the underlying causes of the symptoms as well as the symptoms themselves, this holistic approach promotes optimal health while avoiding overly invasive procedures, prescription medications, and clinical-strength chicken noodle soup whenever possible.
The staff wholeheartedly embraces this approach by offering a range of natural therapies as well as elements of modern medical care. Nutritional guidance, botanical medicine, and homeopathic remedies form the backbone of the therapists' approach, although they also offer a host of time-honored treatments that aim to address the root of the problem instead of merely masking the symptoms. This is evident in the center's acupuncture and reiki treatments, which work to restore balance to the flow of the body's natural energies. The staff's holistic approach also places an equal amount of emphasis on prevention, striving to bolster the body's capability to resist the negative effects of future traumas.
Sonoran Wellness Center's husband-and-wife chiropractic team Robert and Rebecca Kleckner blend chiropractic care, needle- or electric-stimulation-based acupuncture, and massage therapy to point patients on the path toward wellness. Doctor of Chiropractic Robert, a Guam native and Navy veteran who served during Operation Desert Shield, also uses his masters degree in biochemistry and extensive background in nutrition to boost overall wellness, and Doctor of Chiropractic Rebecca, a certified practitioner of the Webster Technique and a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, specializes in adjustments for pregnant women and kids. At the office, the chiropractic duo's three young children can occasionally be seen giving each other spinal adjustments and studying for the MCAT.
Jill Kismet sees the body as an ecosystem. When consulting with patients, the licensed acupuncturist applies principles of pattern recognition developed during her 10-year career as an ecologist. She looks to each patient's medical history, lifestyle, and consumption of charcoal for anything that might disturb the body's delicate equilibrium. Working with acupuncture and herbal remedies, she applies her whole-body approach to the treatment of anxiety, depression, and chronic stress. She also relaxes and rejuvenates the face with a cosmetic acupuncture modality called mei zen.
At Bodhi Tree Acupuncture, Kismet cultivates a calming environment. She uses sterilized, single-use needles for all treatments, planting them along the skin as ambient music plays. Herbal eye pads soothe eyes tired from watching the sky for killer birds, and a selection of artisanal green teas from Teance awaits clients after each session.
The dental team at Waddell Family Dentistry made a list of reasons patients fear the dentist and then designed a practice expressly to cross out each one. It replaced metal drills with Waterlase hand pieces, which reduce the heat and vibration caused from metal rubbing against teeth. Before each procedure, team members educate their patients on what to expect, fielding any questions and arming them with detailed aftercare instructions. For patients who feel especially nervous, they administer a variety of oral and IV sedations and measure the half-life of each in accordance to the length of procedures in order to minimize posttreatment grogginess.