Dr. Melinda Nickels, ND, LAc

I listen deeply to you and your story, and work with you to find transformative solutions to emotional patterns, chronic pain, chronic disease or all of the above.

Once we identify the patterns in your physical, mental and emotional symptoms, I use that story to find treatments that will work for you, whether it be acupuncture, homeopathy, herbs, mind-body techniques, nutrition or exercise. My goal is to help you find a state of dynamic balance from which you can more easily bounce back from health challenges and access the tools to stay healthy long into the future.

So, what’s my story?

I am a 2008 graduate of the National University of Natural Medicine with a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.) and Masters of Science in Chinese Medicine. During my time at NUNM, I also completed a two-year training in homeopathy from the New England School of Homeopathy; in the years since, I have continued study with leaders in the fields of homeopathy, naturopathy and mind-body focused acupuncture.

Natural medicine is not my first career.

I came to it after previous work in physics research, internet programming, and house building, all with an emphasis on environmental sustainability. My focus during those years was on positive and innovative solutions to complex environmental challenges, so that future generations might be able to enjoy the world as much as we have.

During this time, I learned that the best new solution was often an old one—that brilliant and simple solutions to problems we face today can often be found in the work of our predecessors, and that solutions to seemingly unsolvable problems can be found when tradition and modern science are brought together. This realization, combined with a life-long interest in health care, brought me to Naturopathic and Chinese medicine.

Since 2008, I have worked with hundreds of patients as a partner in their health care, cheering on their successes and working together through difficult times.

For me, this is the most rewarding and fulfilling work that I can imagine.When I’m not in the clinic, I’m often out walking with my partner in Shively Park or on the beach, doing ink and watercolor illustrations, singing, practicing Iaido (the Japanese art of sword drawing), or hanging out on the couch with our two kitties and reading.

I am currently in-network with most insurance companies, and also accept MVAs, PIPs and worker’s compensation claims.

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