Dr. Zair has a Masters Acupuncture Degree. Traditional acupuncture including tongue and pulse readings.

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5,000 year old system of medicine, delivered by the hands of a Master trained Acupuncturist.

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Dr. Philip Zair

  • Masters Degree in Acupuncture from accredited Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine institution.
  • Completed a 4 year degree in Acupuncture (Most other chiropractors have a registration certificate in acupuncture had 100-200 hours of classroom training with no hands on practice before certification)
  • Over 900 hours of internship (clinical hands-on practice and training) before graduating. (Chiropractors with registration certificate to do acupuncture in Arizona have zero hours of practical training.)
  • Tongue and Pulse Diagnosis as part of every assessment.

If you are looking for Acupuncture to address underlying conditions, seek treatment from an Acupuncturist trained in traditional Acupuncture.


Acupuncture has helped billions of people over the past 5,000 years by relieving symptoms and uncovering the underlying root cause(s) of many health problems.

The ultimate goal of acupuncture, like chiropractic, is to activate the natural, self-healing abilities of the body. It can also strengthen and support the body to prevent future illness and disease. Acupuncture has gained wide recognition and acceptance among people who seek safe and natural care. In fact, The Archives of Internal Medicine reported that a large number of physicians are referring to or practicing some form of complementary and/or alternative medicine- acupuncture and chiropractic having the highest rate of referral. Arch Intern Med. 1998;158:2303-2310

How Does it Work?

Acupuncture accomplishes this goal by balancing the energy or Qi (pronounced "chee") of the patient. According to acupuncture theory, Qi flows through pathways in our bodies called meridians or channels. These meridians act as pipes that maintain balance and health throughout our body’s skin, muscles, and organs. Just like the pipes in your home that supply heat and water, if your meridians become clogged, problems arise. 

Injuries, emotions, disease, stress, poor lifestyle choices, nutritional deficiencies, and chiropractic subluxations are just some of the many things that can disrupt your body’s circulation of Qi.

An acupuncturist is able to influence health and sickness by stimulating certain areas or acupoints along your body’s meridians. Traditionally acupoints are stimulated with tiny, slender disposable needles. Other forms stimulation also exist for those who do not prefer needles or where needle stimulation is not indicated. These include, but are not limited to, electrical, laser, and acupressure and cupping.


Traditional Acupuncture

Here at Living Pure Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Glendale, acupuncturist, Dr. Philip J. Zair, uses the traditional Chinese assessment (history, tongue and pulse diagnosis) to evaluate the status of your health. It is a painless, non-invasive diagnostic technique. This allows him to determine which meridians are excessive or deficient in energy, so he can accurately choose the correct acu-points to balance your body and start your journey to better health.

A Certified Acupuncturist vs a Master trained Acupuncturist

Many chiropractors, doctors, physical therapists in Arizona hold a basic certification in acupuncture with minimal training (less than 300 hours). They may say "I do acupuncture." What they really mean is that they do neuromodulation (affecting neurotransmitters) or dry needling (you may have heard of this new popular term: needling trigger points or nerve pain in muscles. Their training is usually comprised of weekend seminars and home study videos. They may have had minimal to no clinical treatment experience prior to getting certified. Their skills and experience is typically limited to pain syndromes. While that adjunctive therapeutic approach may give you some relief, does it really benefit the you? Does it correct the underlying core imbalances of the Chinese meridian system which govern all functions of the body?

Dr. Philip J. Zair's Credentials

Dr. Philip J. Zair saw the potential in combining chiropractic adjustments with acupuncture and wanted to take his service to the highest level. He decided to invest in furthering his education. After years of part time studies, he graduated from PIHMA (Phoenix Institute of Holistic Medicine and Acupuncture) and holds a Masters degree in Acupuncture. He is now qualified and clinically experienced to treat a very wide range of conditions beyond pain: sleep disorders, autoimmune conditions, infertility, pregnancy discomfort and late term stress, tinnitus, swelling, fatigue just to name a few. For several years he has been helping people throughout Greater Phoenix including Glendale, Peoria, Sun City, Sun City West and Surprise.

Please note: Medicare does cover acupuncture treatment for chronic low back pain. However, Medicare will only cover acupuncture services that are billed by a Physician or Doctor of Osteopathy, a PA, NP, Clinical Nurse Specialist or supervised auxiliary personnel. Dr. Zair does not fall under any of those categories. We have confirmed this with Medicare directly. Our office cannot bill Medicare for acupuncture services. 

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