At Natures Wellness Co., Dr. Skokos utilizes a wide variety of approaches and techniques in an effort to get her patients out of pain. Although medication and injections are never prescribed at Natures Wellness Co., as part of her guided treatment plan, Dr. Skokos uses any one or a combination of the following to decrease a patient’s pain:
- Electric Stim & Therapeutic Ultrasound
- Soft Tissue Manipulation
- Flexion Distraction, Axial Distraction
- McKenzie Technique
- Nutritional Supplementation
Pain arising from disc problems, headaches, arthritis, spasmed muscles, or injuries typically respond well to the techniques offered by Dr. Skokos.
Chiropractic & Soft Tissue Manipulation
With chiropractic care, Dr. Skokos uses her hands to manually palpate or feel the spinal joints in an effort to locate any areas of the body that are “restricted” or are not moving properly which in turn can affect range of motion and produce pain. When Dr. Skokos locates an area of restriction, utilizing the Diversified Technique, she manipulates the restricted joint(s) and/or fascia and muscles in an effort to increase range of motion, decrease pain, and to relax spasmed and painful muscles. A “pop” may be heard during an adjustment; however, do not be alarmed as this is gas being released within the joints. Adjustments are non-invasive and very safe. So safe that they can be performed on any age patient—from the newborn to the older patients bearing 90+ years of age.
Acupuncture is a means of treatment that utilizes needles, laser, or manual pressure over specific acupoints, or locations on the body that have stagnated “qi” or energy. By stimulating these particular acupoints, the energy is stimulated and released throughout the body. Acupuncture can be used for pain control, rebalancing energy, decreasing the effects of anxiety and stress, for appetite control, and cosmetic purposes, ie., decreasing the appearance of fine facial lines and wrinkles without any injections. Treatment can last anywhere from 20 minutes to 60 minutes, depending on what condition is being treated. Acupuncture is safe for all ages and is an excellent means of keeping the body balanced and looking and feeling healthy—from the inside out.
(Fire) Cupping Therapy
Utilizing a glass cup with fire inserted, air is trapped and suctioned on the patient’s skin during fire cupping. Fire cupping is performed on various parts of the patient’s body to decreasing pain, inflammation, tension, and stress by removing harmful toxins and chemicals from within the body. Typically, anywhere from 1 to 10 cups can be placed on the back and other parts of the body to gain the desired effect. Fire cupping is also very effective on diminishing cold and flu-like symptoms.