Healthy Protocols


Our hand-written guides to using nutritional supplements, cranio-sacral, and gem devices in your healing.

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Dr. Skefich’s Healthy Protocols

The Better Back and Body Shop is a wellness resource center.

When you arrive at The Better Back and Body Shop, you don’t have to figure things out or understand lingo from the worlds of medicine or chemistry.

You are invited to be curious, and to learn through inspiration.

Drop in, browse the shop of gifts, inspiring art, and Healthy Protocols,…maybe see a Healthy Protocol that peaks your curiosity (name cards do accompany the Healthy Protocols displays), then to go to our literature resource wall to pull the correspondingly named Healthy Protocol handout to read.

What is a “Healthy Protocol?”

Dr. Skefich has gathered a wealth of tried and true “Healthy Protocols” for many conditions.

“Healthy Protocols” are supplements and oils used in ways to achieve certain goals. Such goals may be something less than a medical condition or disease, but nevertheless an expression of an inadequacy of the physical body to be at full vitality.

Many people live with signs or symptoms that they don’t need to. Natural methods often work very well when health has not gone too far “off track.”

Healthy Protocols can often be used alongside other therapies that a medical doctor might prescribe. (Ask your doctors about that possibility.)


Dr. Skefich writes the “Healthy Protocols” handouts herself

Each “Healthy Protocol” boils down each issue into an easy to understand page, and provides natural solutions to help you heal. Titles of some of the Healthy Protocols include:


Come by and enjoy a unique experience in this one of a kind shop.

Learn about the Healthy Protocols, enjoy the Cranio-Sacral Therapy educational art gallery, shop for gifts, and learn the benefits of gem ‘orgonite’ devices and shungite stones … and feel the momentum and power that comes from supporting your well being.

~ Dr. Sylvia Skefich

How did this wellness shop come about?

Dr. Sylvia Skefich, chiropractor has been working with the public full time for over twenty years. She opened The Better Back and Body Shop in 2019. Dr. Skefich helps people with complaints that widely range from fatigue, digestive problems, pain, injury, nervous system disorders and more.


Dr. Skefich is a nut about natural health. Her goal is to:

  1. find the root cause of complaints
  2. effectively address the root cause of problems with natural means (within her scope of practice)
  3. encourage and inspire her patients to choose natural methods to support their wellbeing. She has the experience to have witnessed what works well for most people most of the time.

Dr. Skefich uses lines of supplements that are superior to many commercial brands available in stores.

These are lines sold to practitioners only because they are meant to be accompanied by practitioner advisement. Many of the protocols of The Better Back and Body Shop use these brands which include Standard Process, MediHerb, Apex Energetics and Designs for Health.

Visit our Wellness Lounge on 41st Ave in Santa Cruz.

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We are a portal for scheduling cranio-sacral therapy or cranio-sacral chiropractic at the office of Dr. Sylvia Skefich, D.C. Call To Schedule An Appointment: (831) 475-1995 or

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ORGONITE GEM DEVICES are thought to be electromagnetically protective, and are relied upon those who have “electromagnetic sensitivities.”

Place an orgonite device on a router, or between you and a smart meter and let the orgonite diffuse some of that negative energy. It is a fact that certain crystals placed under pressure by shrinking them in a resin will create a piezo electric current.

That current can act like a shield. You can even set your orgonite device on your phone to diffuse some energy while you are at your desk, for example. For those who are not electromagnetically sensitive, one can still admire the beauty of the orgonite devices, some of which have sacred geometry embedded in them, and are in themselves “art pieces.”

They are also said to impart the energy of the gems inside of them (such as rose quartz being the stone of unconditional love, or selenite being good for resolving insecurity). They make great gifts of beauty.

SHUNGITE is a specific stone that comes only from the Karelia region of Russia that we feature at The Better Back and Body Shop. When soaked in water, it imparts highly antioxidant molecules called “Fullerenes” (otherwise known as Carbon 60 or C60).

You can purchase the stones at The Better Back and Body Shop which you can soak in water at home. Benefits of this antioxidant keep providing!

There are brands that sell Fullerene-infused juices and oils that are very pricey compared to our shungite stones which last virtually forever.

Our stones come in an attractive spherical bottle that has an informative jeweled instruction tag. They make great gifts and conversation pieces. Imagine giving this gift at a restaurant dinner party and the ohh’s and ahh’s that would follow.

The Better Back and Body Shop does not make any diagnoses or claims, and is not intended as a problem-focused consultation environment except for the topics that are covered by our numerous “Healthy Protocols.”

We do have certain staff members that are licensed in Certified Nutrition. Those staff members may be hired for a consult (separate from the office of Dr. Sylvia Skefich or from The Better Back and Body Shop).

Or, you can schedule an in-office appointment with Dr. Skefich. As a doctor of chiropractic, she is a ‘primary treating physician’ in the state of California. She also is a graduate of the 30-hour “Foundations in Nutritional Therapy” course through the International Foundation for Nutrition and Health.

Healthy Protocols are guides on how to use the nutritional supplements, cranio-sacral therapy, and gem devices that Dr. Sylvia Skefich recommends for your healing journey.

Here’s the backstory …

Dr. Sylvia Skefich, D.C., has gathered a wealth of tried and true “Healthy Protocols” for many conditions. “Healthy Protocols” are Dr. Skefich’s recommendations on how to use supplements, oils, and cranio-sacral therapy to achieve certain goals.

Such goals may be about something less than a medical condition or disease. Many people desire their physical body to be at full vitality. People might be experiencing symptoms that they don’t need to be living with.

Natural methods often work very well when health has not gone too far “off track.” Healthy Protocols can often be used alongside other therapies that a medical doctor might prescribe. (Ask your doctors about that possibility.)

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Santa Cruz, California 95062

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Wednesday: 12 PM – 5:30 PM


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