Services We Provide

Chiropractic Care

Are you ready to thrive & not just survive?

It is an indisputable scientific fact that a healthy spine and nervous system is essential for a healthy life. Through every phase of growth and development, and as you age, keeping your spine and nervous system healthy must be a priority. A chiropractor restores the nervous system by adjusting the spine & correcting any misalignment. When the body is in alignment, the body is able to respond and perform as it was designed to, and the messages from the nervous system can be sent to all areas of the body.

Chiropractic works with the body’s innate intelligence, its inborn ability to adapt, heal and function properly. The profession has matured over the years with hundreds of different styles and specialties called techniques.

In the old days, people might say that they saw a chiropractor and it worked or didn’t work for them with the assumption that all chiropractors did the same thing. This is no longer true with gentle techniques for babies, children and fragile seniors to more traditional styles, instrument-based and extremity adjustments.

There’s a technique for everyone. Having a chiropractor and utilizing chiropractic care throughout one’s lifetime can speed healing and lead to a healthier life. Chiropractors specialize in vertebral subluxation correction, pregnancy, pediatric and family care, Functional Neurology, concussion care, sports and performance-based care, generational care, disk injuries, accident recovery, nutrition, fitness and more. Finding the techniques or specialty that works best for you and your family is important.

Our office will provide you with the highest quality chiropractic care in a caring supportive environment. Whether you are in the middle of health crisis, suffering from a new injury, a chronic condition or you are ready to make the critical transition to a healthier lifestyle, our team will work with you to help you and your family reach your health goals.

Keeping a healthy spine and nervous system so your body is able to adapt is an essential piece of the puzzle along with a long term vision, clean environment, quality relationships, life-long learning, healthy habits, exercise, good nutrition and safe, quality health care.

Individualized Treatment Plans

At Sopchak Natural Health & Wellness Center, Our doctors believe in treating the whole person and not just their symptoms. Being a full spectrum center, we are able to offer a wide variety of wellness services to help our community thrive and not just survive!

All of our treatment plans are customized to the individual based on their health needs, goals, and the results of any testing performed in or out of office.

 

Functional Medicine

A NEW PATH TO EMPOWERED HEALTH

What is Functional Medicine??
Functional Medicine is a scientifically based approach that focuses on addressing and identifying the root cause of disease. Each symptoms, diagnosis, generic makeup, family history, environmental trigger, food, toxin exposure and life event is thought to contribute to an individual's illness.

Therefore, diagnosis is not just one simple answer. A diagnosis can be the result of more than one cause. It is Dr. Melissa's job to map out theses causes and tie them together, just like a puzzle. Dr. Melissa will string together many triggering events or exposures and discover why you are suffering from a a disease. From there, She will treat the "Why".

How does Dr. Melissa map it out??
Through an extensive medical symptoms questionnaire and lengthy patient history, she will compile a list of tests that patient should complete. these can include blood work, functional tests or further questionnaires. Functional Medicine looks at "optimal" ranges of tests rather than pathological ranges, and ratios and patterns of tests are also evaluated. Even the smallest results can mean the biggest changes.

What happens next??
After investigating the patient history and analyzing the test results, a plan of action is put together. The next step is for the patient to be ready to move forward into a healthy life.  can include dietary changes, daily supplements and overall lifestyle changes. In functional medicine, no person should wear their disease like a a scarlet letter. It is possible to rid yourself of disease.

Why treat the "why"??
In Functional Medicine, we believe there is no reason anyone should suffer from illness. It is our job to peel back the layers and find out why this happened and focus on the triggering event(s) By treating the why, it is not a band-aid over the problem, but a rooted treatment from the ground up.

What can Functional Medicine help?? here are a few conditions but not limited to:
  • Auto Immunity
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Conditions- Leaky gut, SIBO, food intolerance
  • Hormonal Conditions
  • Adrenal Dysfunction
   

Nutritional Evaluation

At the Sopchak Natural Health and Wellness Center we recognize the depletion of our vital nutritional needs as playing a key role in the deterioration of our overall health. As our food sources become more and more deficient of the needed minerals and nutrients and our consumption of the over 14,000 food additives allowed to be added to the processed food we are eating daily, our need for nutritional support is inevitable. Even those who are careful about what they eat suffer from mineral nutritional deficiencies due to our depleted soils and chemical sprays used on crops and trees.

We evaluate the health of your organ systems and your nutritional deficiencies to determine what nutritional support can be tailored to your specific needs. Nutritional supplements we utilize at our office include:

  • Standard Process – www.standardprocess.com *
  • MediHerb
  • Nutri-west
  • Nordic Naturals
  • Weed Botanical

Acupuncture

What is acupuncture??
Acupuncture is a practice of inserting needles into various points throughout the body. It is a practice based in China that began over 2,000 years ago. it has been known to prevent, diagnose and treat disease, as well as promote overall well-being. the points used are located on channels known as meridians and these meridians govern the flow of energy (known as qi) throughout the body. These points can also be inserted at points off of meridians (known as ashi points) that are tender points of discomfort, such as trigger points.

How do it work??
The points placed throughout the body each have specific meaning and each channel they are associated with also has a specific meaning. Dr. Melissa will determine which points are best based on your symptoms, past medical history, current presentation and demeanor. These points balance the channels- whether associated with an internal organ or musculoskeletal ailment.
Research has shown that acupuncture needles influence adenosine, an amino acid that becomes active in the skin after an injury to ease pain.

What if I hate needles? Is it painful? are the needles reused??
The needles used in acupuncture are as thin as a hair and are solid, instead of hollow needles like with a blood draw or a vaccine. Acupuncture should not be painful. There may be mild discomfort depending on the needle manipulation, but this should dissipate with time. The side effects of needles are mild but can range from fatigue, nausea, mild bruising, soreness or mild bleeding. usually side effects are helping clear out the condition at hand. The needles are sterile needles that are used only one time. They are disposed after use into a sharps container.

How often do I need acupuncture??
The duration of acupuncture is determined based on your condition. Many people need a minimum of 6 sessions, but this number can vary. Most patients receive acupuncture on a regular basis (such as 1x a month) in order to maintain the benefits, but this all depends on the particular condition.

What is acupuncture used for??
By promoting and restoring the balance of energy in internal organs, aiding in adenosine production and working with he musculoskeletal system, acupuncture can benefit:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • digestive ailemtns
  • reproductive organs
  • inferility
  • addiction behaviors
  • autoimmune conditions
  • fatigue
  • dysmennorhea
  • artritis
  • mirgraines
  • neurological conditions
  • strains/sprains
  • chronic pain conditions
  • sinusitis
  • asthma
This is list is including but not limited too**

Detoxing Footbath

The EB 305 is designed and developed to restore the body’s energy and balance while facilitating its natural detoxification process. It has been proven in clinical trials to balance and restore the body’s electromagnetic energy. The EB 305 uses state of the art research and development to provide a form of energy that the body can readily use. This type of energy is called Bioenergetic/Life Energy. The Erchonia EB-305 was designed to create ION fields in order to detoxify and balance the overall energy in the body.

An Ion is a charged atom or molecule. This charge can be either positive or negative. These ions want to naturally negate their charge back neither to positive or negative but rather a stable position. Ions then seek out things of opposite polarity to negate that charge. The EB-305 device takes advantage of that natural occurrence to remove the unwanted toxins and other harmful free radicals from within the body that are stored within the body. By using the foot bath and water as a vessel to transmit this Ionic charge, the body will naturally absorb this energy force through the meridian points within the feet.

Allergy Desensitization

A/SERT (Allergy / Sensitivity Elimination and Reprogramming Technique) is a revolutionary treatment system based on the principles of chiropractic, acupuncture, and applied kinesiology (muscle response testing). Dr. John Brimhall developed this technique. A/SERT can bring about dramatic improvement for all types of allergies. A/SERT Desensitization – the A/SERT practitioner stimulates key points along the patient’s spine while the client is holding the potential/probable allergen he/she stimulates certain meridian points- specific organs and lobes of the brain with a low level laser. a chemical change takes place in the autonomic nervous system, neutralizing allergic reactions to the substance A/SERT reprograms the brain and the nervous system, and eliminates your body’s conditioned response to the “allergen”.