Your body has inherent wisdom and a natural healing process.
Dr. Michele Nickels of Integrative Family Wellness is dedicated to providing the most effective treatments for her patients. She offers a wide variety of integrative & naturopathic services and therapies to help you achieve and maintain optimal health and wellness on every level. With extensive training, Dr. Nickels bridges the gap between conventional and alternative treatment paths.
Dr. Nickels takes a holistic approach to healing and maintaining wellness. She addresses the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of pain and disease. Her focus is not on eliminating symptoms but on finding the cause of the symptoms and healing the whole person.
Integrative Family Wellness’s success stems from balancing conventional Western medicine with complementary alternative therapies. Dr. Nickels recognizes the strengths of conventional treatments and follows the latest scientific studies and research. She also respects the strengths of alternative medicines used to heal people for thousands of years.
Dr. Michele Nickels follows several foundational principles of functional medicine that guide the decision-making process when caring for patients.
- Believes in the healing power of nature and the ability of people to self-heal. We focus on removing obstacles to help facilitate this natural process.
- Identifies and treats causes and works to remove underlying problems, not just suppressing symptoms that return over time.
- Follows guidelines to “first do no harm” to patients. We use methods that minimize the risk of harmful side effects.
- Treats the entire person, taking into account physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, spiritual, and any other factors.
Dr. Nickels believes that each of us is responsible for maintaining our own health and balance in our lives. She treats the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of pain and disease and incorporates the same holistic approach to promote wellness and inner and outer beauty. She looks at what kind of person has a disease, rather than what kind of disease is in the person.