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About Our Unique and Effective Approach

We are delighted that you have taken the time to look through our website and come to this page.  Dr. Ilya Skolnikoff, DC, DIBAK has been helping people with headaches, hormone-imbalance, autoimmune disease, neck pain, back pain, insomnia, and thyroid conditions for fifteen years.  We would like to support you with your health in any way that we can.  We have had excellent results with these and similar chronic conditions with our unique and effective therapies that approach a person’s health very differently.  We have put together a multitude of video case studies that have allowed us to stand out as being the San Francisco Bay Area’s premier functional medicine healing center.


We also help with anti-ageing by removing the barriers to healing.  Weight loss is another one of our specialities.  It is not uncommon for our patients to lose 50 pounds while under our care.  We are also a regenerative medicine clinic.  We reprogram your body to have improved chemistry.

Your Inner Pharmacy

In the almost immortal words of Dr. Robert Blaich, DC, DIBAK:

“A more holistic approach to chronic disease is simple: to treat the person who has the disease instead of treating the disease.  Much more than a matter of semantics, treating the person means working to shift your Inner Pharmacy to produce a different set of chemicals, which then produce a different set of effects.  These chemicals produced by your own Inner Pharmacy lead to normal function as the body controls and maintains its own healthy blood pressure, heart rate, breathing, digestion, immune function, blood sugar, inflammation, and moods.  Treating the person rather than the disease has tremendous potential to improve your health as well as to help you avoid and prevent disease. This may be obvious, but it is the essence of longevity, endurance, and healthy ageing.

For yourself, what does it mean to treat the person? It means sharing responsibility for your health with your physician. You, not just your doctor, take an active role in creating and maintaining your own health.… This new healthy approach to health is about you, not your disease. You are your own Inner Pharmacy. Shifting your Inner Pharmacy to produce fewer bad chemicals and more good chemicals has enormous benefits. It means not only that you are likely to reduce your current annoying symptoms but also that you are taking appropriate steps to reduce and prevent other symptoms and to delay the onset of any chronic diseases as well.”


All of the therapies used at Triad Of Health Family Healing Center are extremely well documented, safe, fast, economical and effective. There is no need for any crazy controversial and expensive stem cell therapy that might work or might not work.  We will not need to use Protein Rich Plasma (PRP) injections because we can get your body to make more of the Protein Rich Plasma that it needs and deliver it to the areas where it is needed without having to inject it into you.  We can help most patients with most health concerns most of the time and mostly quickly but we cannot help everyone with everything. Your entire puzzle solving process begins with the initial exam or intake done either over the phone / Zoom / Skype or in person.  It is a completely unique experience. Our therapies are also completely unique, just as are our results.  Our office gets over thirty times better results than any other health care provider in the northern part of California with each and every treatment visit.


How it works

We do this in several different ways.  We are not treating diseases or symptoms, but rather, doing a complete and thorough and detailed intake to discover what the underlying causes of your symptoms are.  By treating the cause instead of the symptoms, the symptoms go away and don’t come back.  We quickly and effective discover what the pattern is that is happening with your health — that is the key.  After having done this over and over again for 15 years, we start to recognize the same patterns over and over again.  Effective healthcare is all about recognizing patterns.  Once we recognize the pattern, then that is good news, that means we can help you.   At that point, things will begin to fall into place quite nicely and we will be able to help you quickly… very quickly… in just five or seven treatment visits in most cases.  One of the ways that we do this by looking at the body very differently, taking you through a different examination process and getting to the right starting point with your health.  (Flowers are shown in the photos as each flower has a signature that can bring about healing… we use flower essences in our office to help our patients heal.)

Once we clearly and accurately understand your health (or disease) pattern as we have with our other patients over the years, that means that we can help you astonishingly fast just as we have hundreds of others with similar health concerns. We are thrilled to be able to help you and your loved ones with a wide range of health conditions ranging from chronic nagging low back pain to addressing our community’s aging challenges with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and balancing. We are very proud to be able to have developed the skills and training necessary to resolve the root causes of health issues associated with thyroid disease, heart disease, inflammation, gut disorders, autoimmune conditions and weight loss. We have the needed therapies available to do this complex and specific work that is so needed by yourself, your family and our communities. This is done by using a vast array of therapies ranging from Naturopathy, Functional Medicine, Applied Clinical Nutrition, Integrative Medicine, Life Coaching, chiropractic, acupuncture, herbs, Classical Homeopathy, flower essences, emotional therapies and other safe and effective therapies.

Celosia - Amaranth

Celosia Flower Essence (Amaranth) – Indications: Balances the ego. It improves your ability to stand out and be seen and encourages a willingness to do so. It also helps in opening you up to receiving love from others.

Purple Douglas Iris

Purple Douglas Iris Flower Essence – Aids with inspired artistry, soulful creativity, and getting in touch with higher realms; radiant, iridescent vision in all aspects of life. This essence is great for overcoming creative blocks. Use when lacking inspiration and feeling weighed down by the ordinariness of the world.

Yellow Mariposa Lily

Yellow Mariposa Lily Flower Essence (Calochortus luteus).  It is also known as Weed’s Mariposa Lily.  Indications: trauma disconnection and pain resulting from a violent, angry, abusive, psychotic mother, helps restore confidence, trust and safety. Helps you to heal from issues related to mothering, mother-child bonding, abandonment.  Issues related to mothering are probably the deepest and most important issues we can work through in our lives.  This is about our earliest bonds and has, perhaps, the greatest impact on our lives.  Yellow Mariposa Lily flower essence is an extremely useful essence for all sorts of issues related to mothering: abandonment, alienation from our mothers, childhood abuse, separation, orphanhood, adoption. It can also heal current day struggles with mother-child bonding disrupted by health, work or some unexpected trauma.  Even the most loving relationship can run into challenges and difficulties. Mariposa Lily brings more maternal feelings to the fore if you are having a hard time connecting with your own mothering instincts.  It helps you allow for a positive connection to mothering in general and find relief from leftover childhood issues related to your relationship with your own mother.  It can help you feel nurtured in your own heart. Children who have gone through some sort of trauma that disrupted their ability to feel bonded and safe with their mother could also benefit from this essence.



Clematis from Edward Bach

Clematis Flower Essence.  This is one of the original flower essences from the Edward Bach collection.  Edward Bach was the man who began the art and science of flower essence therapy.  Also called clematis vitalba – Helps you live more actively in the present rather than in the future or in your own dream world. For nervous tension.  It is for people whose minds drift away from the present into fantasies of the future, or into alternative versions of the present. They dream of future success, creative endeavor and achievement. The danger is that they are not sufficiently anchored in reality to make their dreams happen.  It Helps to bring us back to earth and back to ourselves so that we can act to build a better life, instead of living a daydream. Helps with generational issues.  For those who are dreamy, drowsy, not fully awake, no great interest in life.  Quiet people, not really happy in their present circumstances, living more in the future than in the present; living in hopes of happier times, when their ideals may come true.  In illness some make little or no effort to get well, and in certain cases may even look forward to death, in the hope of better times; or maybe, meeting again some beloved one whom they have lost.

Emotional Therapies

  • Neuro Emotional Technique
  • Emotional Recall Technique
  • Encoded Memory Technique

Nutrition and Herbs

  • Formal training in herbs and acupuncture at the College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Southern California.
  • Formal training with Kerry Bone and other instructors of MediHerb.
  • Various courses through Standard Process of Northern California and Apex Energetics

Your Health Solution

Unlike other doctors of chiropractic who believe that the patient must get adjusted several times per week to remain healthy, Dr. Skolnikoff believes that by balancing the function of the 650 muscles in the body, the 210 bones have a much better chance of staying aligned and therefore need less frequent adjustments. He believes that he is succeeding when the majority of his patients require treatment an average of once a month after the first 4 to 6 visits (with some rare exceptions).

Sylvester Stallone

“The best way to overcome your enemies is to make them your good friends. Arnold Schwarzenegger and I used to be bitter enemies. It was much easier when I became his good friend.”

“Love is absolute loyalty. People fade, looks fade, but loyalty never fades. You can depend so much on certain people, you can set your watch by them. And that’s love, even if it doesn’t seem very exciting.”

Evander Holyfield – World Champion Heavyweight Boxer

“Life is about believing”

“Love is the key to success. Love people for who they are and not who you want them to be. God loves you for who you are. If you have the love of God, you can love everyone.”

“Appreciate what you have.”

“The advice my mother gave to me when I was very young was to:
1. Listen
2. Follow directions
3. Don’t quit.”

Jenae Noonan – Mixed Martial Arts Bronze Medalist.

“Nothing is negative. Nothing is positive. It just is.”

“When you are getting punched in the face; emotions take over so stay focused. Why? Why am I doing this? I need to remember why I am doing this.”

“When it starts getting hard, that is when you know you’re getting good.”

“Experts don’t think their stuff is good enough”

Grant Cardone: Real Estate Guru

“Don’t play with money. Respect it.”
“I used to smoke pot all of the time. I was a total stoner. That was just keeping me from accomplishing my goals. If I had stopped smoking the pot and doing the drinking earlier, can you imagine where I would be right now? Don’t smoke pot and don’t drink other than an occasional drink.”

J P Sears - Comedian

“If you think you are better than someone else then you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.

When I asked JP about his relationship with his father, and how supportive his father was of his career, he said this: “At first, my father was not happy with me for dropping out of college, but now he is one of my biggest fans. He listens to all of my podcasts and videos.”

Anthony Robbins - Motivational Speaker, Business Coach

“It is not what happens to you in life that matters, it is how you respond to what happens to you. It is not the stimulus, it is the response to that stimulus that matters.”

“Leaders anticipate and losers react.”

“The way out of suffering is to no longer focus on yourself.”

“If you want a beautiful life, you should trade your expectations for appreciation.”

Triad Of Health Family Healing Center

4340 Redwood Hwy, D318
San Rafael, CA  94903

20-Minute $47


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Health Shows

Listen to these radio shows and this media interview to learn more about Dr. Skolnikoff’s credentials and the holistic therapies he uses to help you eliminate pain, improve digestion, increase your energy and improve all areas of your health.

Office Hours by Appointment Only


11 a.m to 7:30 p.m


11 a.m to 7:30 p.m


11 a.m to 7:30 p.m


Occasional Saturdays

from 11 a.m to 7:30 p.m


We are closed on Tuesday, Friday, most Saturday and Sunday
4.7 out of 5 stars 41 reviews
Betzabee Nicolas

My healing processes with Dr. Ilyia has been both one of the most challenging things I have had to do and yet one of most rewarding experiences. Read More

Michelle O'Connor

Dr. Ilya goes above and beyond what I expect from any health practitioner; it’s apparent that he really cares about each patient and takes all the time necessary to get to the root of health issues. Read More

4.8 out of 5 stars 11 reviews
Cynthia Tom

Dr. Ilya is the real deal. I am in my 50’s and went to him because I was having so much joint pain, lethargic, getting really heavy even though I thought I was eating super healthy. Read More

Arlene Kato

I highly recommend Dr. Ilya! He has been the only reason I have been able to recover my health after suffering from the symptoms of Graves Disease. My physical, emotional, and mental health are now more balanced than ever! Read More

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