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Most of us want quantity and quality in our life.  We want to live as long as possible and we also want our quality of life to be maintained throughout the years.  There are numerous options available when making decisions about how to get the most out of life.  From surgeons and prescription drugs to spiritual healers and water fasts, the array of choices for the healthcare consumer can be overwhelming.  In today’s information age, it is hard to keep up to date regarding all your health concerns and the options that you have regarding how to address them.

Dr. Ilya – Your Personal Guru to Health and Well-Being – Your Health Guru

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What people need is a health coach – a doctor that will take the time and have the knowledge to direct them to the best option for their health. Ideally, such a doctor would inform his patients about the risks and rewards of their treatment options and allow patients to decide what is best for themselves.  Dr. Ilya Skolnikoff

“I highly recommend Dr. Ilya as your personal guru to health and well-being.”
He has geared his practice toward being that person for his patients.

–Marina King, patient

 

What to Expect

During your first visit, you will begin to learn how you can benefit from our unique services that are likely very different from those of any practitioner you have seen previously.   This is because our focus is on increasing health and not on symptoms or disease.  Commonly, most practitioners will often rush to a diagnosis in just a few minutes or send their patient to a specialist who can take care of their problem with some form of pricey surgery or drug.  Dr. Ilya invests the time needed to take a broad and thorough view of the patient’s life. After spending between 20 minutes to an hour with you, Dr. Ilya will be able to ascertain what is causing your health difficulties. He then gives you a report of his findings based on the recent health history and examination.  This report of findings, also called a diagnosis, clarifies how he can help you with your health concerns. Dr. Ilya is able to help most people with their health concerns most of the time and often resolves them quickly.  The majority of people understand how he can help them resolve their health concerns and improve their lives with a new model of health care that is based on creating optimal health and free of expensive surgeries and medications. 

Dr. Ilya is happy to refer his patients to the appropriate specialists when needed.  Whether the referral is an MD or a licensed psychologist, he will make sure that, if he cannot help you directly, he will find you a doctor who can.  Dr. Ilya is like a ONE STOP DOC.  He will be your advocate, your mentor, and your coach. To Prepare for Your Treatment Session Please wear loose, comfortable, cotton clothing or other natural fiber clothing (e.g. wool, linen, hemp, silk). Avoid wearing synthetic fibers (polypropylene, polyester, Lycra, spandex), skirts, dresses, and tight, binding clothing such as jeans. Be sure to take off all jewelry, watches or other metal objects prior to the treatment session.       

DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT

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Psoas Muscle Test

Doctor Ilya Understands Your Body Language  Did you know that your body can talk without your even saying anything verbally or using any type of  body language? It is really amazing.

Manual muscle testing is the means by which a Chiropractic Kinesiologist communicates with the body and understands the “electrical language” that is being “spoken”. This is the most useful diagnostic tool for identifying nutritional deficiencies and health problems. Each muscle of the body relates to a specific gland and/or organ that refers to specific bones, emotions, nutrients, homeopathic remedies and herbs.

Applied Kinesiology                

Applied Kinesiology (AK) provides the foundation of Dr. Ilya’s work and is the most advanced diagnostic and treatment system in healthcare. It is an interdisciplinary approach to health care that, in addition to muscle testing, uses traditional blood, urine, and saliva laboratory findings, as well as blood pressure readings to learn about a patient’s overall health. AK has been used worldwide for more than 40 years to help people with their health.Combining professional Applied Kinesiology with chiropractic works miracles! 

What is unique about Applied Kinesiologists is that they spend many years studying the interrelationships in the body that traditional Western doctors overlook.   It is an in-depth study not taught in chiropractic school (with the exception of 1 school) or medical school but only taught in specialized postgraduate education courses.

Because of its fragmented nature, today’s health care fails to integrate treatment. That’s why we see a failure in managed health care. People are not actually improving in conventional health care.  They are just “managing” their health or “managing” their pain. Dr. Ilya’s approach actually RESTORES the healthy functioning of the body and helps his patients regain optimum health.

There are 3 Main Methods of Diagnosis in Applied Kinesiology:

1)  -Pulse Points. Based upon 10,000 years of knowledge from Acupuncture, Pulse Points reveal what gland or organs aren’t functioning properly.

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2)  -Postural Analysis. “The gait of man is the fate of man.”  The structure of the body, when it is still or in motion, reveals imbalances and improper functioning.

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3)  -Temporal-Sphenoidal line: A suture in the skull where two bones known as the temporal bone and the sphenoid bone meet.  Each portion of this suture relates to a different muscle, bone, and organ/gland. A trigger point in the muscles along this suture can be used to diagnose improper functioning.

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Dr. Ilya – A Master Diagnostician

What is unique about Dr. Ilya’s approach to health care and helping his patients get well quickly is his  skill as a master diagnostician.  Dr. Ilya has over 8 years of additional extensive training involving specific diagnosis and treatment protocols.  This allows him to accurately understand what’s causing someone’s health challenge.  In just a few visits, he can help his patients free themselves from reliance on medical prescription drugs.   Because of his extensive training he can identify what is causing a patient to need medication in the first place.

Very few doctors are diagnosing what is causing a particular health problem, addressing how to get rid of it and prevent its return. Dr. Ilya spends 80% of his time with patients diagnosing and 20% of the time treating. Only when the source of the problem is known can the problem be resolved permanently and quickly.   To use an analogy, if you were driving down the freeway at about 70 miles per hour and the steering wheel started to shake, would it do any good to replace the steering wheel?  Not necessarily. A new steering wheel might make some change, but the original problem was not the steering wheel.  The underlying cause of the shaking steering wheel was wheels out of balance.  You can play around with the steering wheel or replace it with the best steering wheel in the world, but that will not balance the wheels.

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Unbalanced Wheels

Unfortunately, this “replace the steering wheel” type of approach is common in conventional, Western medicine.  Doctors want to fix your heart with heart surgery, fix your thyroid with thyroid medication, study your colon with a colonoscopy, and fix your diabetes with insulin.  But what caused your heart to begin to not function properly?  What was the source of your thyroid dysfunction that led to your needing thyroid medication?  What caused your colon to have trouble?  What caused you to have diabetes that led your body to no longer be able to make enough insulin?

These are the questions Dr. Ilya considers when diagnosing and treating you. You deserve the very best in health care. And that means an approach that doesn’t put a Band-Aid over symptoms but actually goes to the root and heals the cause.

You Can Trust Dr. Ilya to Get a COMPLETE PICTURE of Your Health!

The average health care provider today rarely takes the time to speak with you face-to-face about you and your health. Dr. Ilya is different. He won’t just check your lab results to make a diagnosis. He takes into consideration your structural, chemical, and emotional make-up as a complete human being. He will notice how you stand, walk, talk and breathe and frequently will know right away what is going on with you by simple observation – a lost art in health care today.   He looks at you and your body and will ask you questions about your personal habits.  He doesn’t just examine the piece of paper that shows your lab results, but he examines YOU, the person sitting in front of him, in order to discover how your health challenge got there in the first place.  What every other doctor may have found perplexing about your health and told you was “normal,” Dr. Ilya will discover the cause quickly and accurately so that you can feel great – like you did when you were young – only even better!

TREATMENT – A New Approach

Dr. Ilya Skolnikoff uses a revolutionary “holistic” approach to health care.

In chiropractic school, students are taught to address all aspects of health, not just the spine. Some chiropractors focus solely on the spine in their practices. While this works for some patients, Dr. Ilya is his patients’ complete health resource. This means that he pays careful attention to all aspects of patient health.  This involves a complete health history, an examination that involves all of the muscles and bones of the body, dietary and environmental considerations, as well as specific lab and imaging studies that may be needed. Chiropractors receive extensive training and are often times the most qualified doctors to provide care to muscle and joint problems throughout the body. If you sprain your ankle, your chiropractor should be the first person you turn to for help. The same goes for a recurrent shoulder problem or that knee that keeps “going out.”  Chiropractic addresses all health concerns because the brain and the heart and the kidneys are connected to the flesh and muscles that are attached to the skeleton.  Every part of the body relates to every other part of the body.  Western medicine fails to put this together. For example, a right shoulder problem could be caused by a left hip injury or left ankle sprain.  In fact, it often is.  And so, if the health care provider just puts a microscope up to the right shoulder, the cause of the patient’s right shoulder pain will not be revealed.  If the cause of a problem is not revealed then even though the problem may go away, it will come back, or, another problem will arise from the same cause.


Chiropractic versus Western Medicine

Choosing a health care provider is difficult. Nobody wants to cut corners or “get a deal” when it comes to their health. These are sobering times that we live in with 7 out of the 10 top causes of death in the United States being chronic conditions. Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (chiropractic, acupuncture, naturopathy, homeopathy, etc.) focus their attention on the treatment of chronic conditions. Chiropractic is safe and non-invasive. There are no drugs, radiation or surgery used in chiropractic. Chiropractic is the science of “caring for the human frame” and paying attention to diet and exercise and lifestyle as a means of promoting healing.

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association’s July 26, 2000 edition, medical treatment (drugs, radiation, surgery and medical doctor preferred therapies) was the third leading cause of death in the United States that year, causing 225,000 deaths (Journal of the American Medical Association, July 26, 2000; 284(4): 483-5). In the publication called “Death by Medicine” by Gary Null, PhD; Carolyn Dean, MD, ND; Martin Feldman, MD; and Debora Rasio, MD, western medicine is now rated as the #1 cause of death in the United States.  Marcia Angell, M.D., the first female editor-in-chief for the New England Journal of Medicine, describes why this happens in her book, The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Lie and Deceive Us and What to Do About It.  Because Dr. Angell was so disturbed with her findings about the drug companies, she chose to quit her position as editor-in-chief after 14 years and expose the pharmaceutical companies in her book.


Functional Medicine

At Triad of Health we practice “functional medicine.”  What this means is that we check to see how a patient’s body will respond to therapy BEFORE and AFTER we offer a course of therapy.

There is a 3 step process involved.

1.     The cause of the health concern is diagnosed

2.     The need for therapies is diagnosed and supplied.  A minimum of 3 therapies or their equivalent are given: structural, chemical and emotional.  These therapies are specific to the individual patient on the day they are seen.

3.     The results of all structural, chemical, emotional, electromagnetic and lifestyle change therapies and referrals are closely followed.

To repeat, chiropractic is safe.  We do not use drugs, radiation or surgery.  We use a variety of holistic approaches such as homeopathy, herbs, nutrition, and dietary plans. We also use acupuncture, massage, whole food nutrients, glandulars, exercise, emotional therapies, weight loss plans and allergy desensitization procedures. All of our treatment approaches have been adequately tested.

Holistic Therapy

By providing the most advanced holistic therapies currently available, we are able to bring you to a place of peace, clarity and health.  Each of our holistic therapies is specific and varies from patient to patient.  No two patients are ever given the same therapy or put on the same protocol. No two patients are the same!  There is neither a “one size fits all” approach nor a turnkey system that works for everyone.  Each person has a different metabolism and unique health needs.  At Triad of Health, we believe that it is important to consider the whole person from a physical, nutritional and emotional perspective. This core belief system permits us to call ourselves “holistic” doctors because we address the “whole person.”

“The Highest Good is to find the Cause
-Hippocrates

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This is our motto at Triad of Health.  Holistic treatment can heal the root causes of illness, allergy, and injury.  Because a holistic approach to health care goes beyond simply treating symptoms, but rather, seeks to find the origins of ailments, true healing occurs on a deep and permanent level.

Most people come to our office because of a variety of health imbalances. With our treatments they can experience:

    • Weight Loss
    • Pain Elimination
    • Decreased Cigarette, Sugar, Alcohol, and Caffeine Cravings
    • Improved Sexual Function
    • Improved Digestion, Elimination and Absorption
    • Improved Athletic Performance
    • More Restful and Deeper Sleep
    • Greater Emotional Stability and Better Relationships
    • Improved Balance and Coordination
    • Less Reliance on Medication
  • Improved Mental Capacity

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Posted on Oct 17, 2013

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