Testimonials for Dr. Minarik

“In the spring of 2013 I suffered a severe rotator cuff injury while rehearsing for an acrobatics performance. I was unable to hold even something as light as a coffee mug with my arm extended. My estimated chance of recovery after surgery was [predicted to be] 50 percent.

I started PRP with Dr. Ryan Minarik in hopes of increasing my chances of a successful surgery. However, the treatments yielded such dramatic results that now, a year later, I don’t require surgery at all! I can do a 1-arm dead hang and multiple pull-ups easily. I can hold a free-standing handstand for 90 seconds and counting. I can do flips and handsprings without pain or instability. PRP helped me get my life, and career as an acrobat back! I am so very grateful.”

—T.Z., Professional Acrobat

Testimonials for Danielle

It’s not hard to find a doctor. It’s hard to find a healer. Danielle Melanson is truly a healer! I am delighted to have found her. My experience with acupuncture has been healing and profoundly relaxing.

-L.B., 44yo Female

Testimonials for Dr. Ward-Selinger

“Lauren is a wonderful doctor. She’s my first cross over doctor from a regular medical doctor to naturopath. She has been helpful at treating my allergies, asthma and fatigue. I’ve been very pleased with the supplements, testing, etc she’s recommended.”

– K.M.

Testimonials for Danielle

Danielle Melanson is an incredible acupuncturist and Chinese herbal medicine practitioner! Although I’ve only been a patient of Danielle’s for a few months it seems like I’ve known her for years. Danielle is a friendly, caring, professional, intuitive, and knowledgeable health care provider.

-C.S., 53yo Female

Testimonials for Natasha

“Acupuncture and Chinese medicine used to be a place I would turn when my primary care provider was unable to address my concerns. After seeing Natasha, I now think of her first.”


Testimonials for Dr. Herman

“I came to Dr. Herman in desperation for relief. I had struggled with food allergies and debilitating digestive issues for years, with no success from various doctors. Dr. Herman compassionately listened to my story, and agreed to help me however she could. She not only did research on what could possibly be causing my illness, but also worked with me to develop a plan to get back to a healthy place. I now feel healthy and happy, and I could not have done that without Dr. Herman.”

– L.K., Graduate Student

Testimonials for MaryJane

“Not only does she have the massage skills, but the energy and atmosphere she creates makes everyday life disappear for awhile. Thank you!”


Testimonials for Dr. Herman

“After moving to Portland, in the Fall of 2012, I began seeing Dr. Kai Herman as my primary care practitioner. For nearly 7 years I had dealt with extreme fatigue, digestive issues and frequent illness. I felt tired and sick all of the time.

Dr. Herman was the first physician I had seen who listened to my whole heath history and wanted to help me get my health back on track. She worked with me to determine the source of my health issues. Now, thanks to Dr. Herman, I have energy, my digestive issues are gone and I haven’t caught a cold in months! I refer all of my family and friends to Dr. Herman because she is amazing!”

– K.D., Executive Assistant

Testimonials for Dr. Ycasas

“Dr. Terry is one of those practitioners who actually addresses the whole patient. She is incredibly present during the appointment. I really feel like she listens and treats me with great care and respect. I never come away feeling like I have been manhandled, and feel uplifted after each session with her.”


Testimonials for Dr. Minarik

Just wanted to let you know that I had an mri last week bc of some twingey knee stuff. I got the results today and my knee looks AWESOME. No evidence of ACL tear at all. Sooooo, thank you!

-B.K., prolotherapy patient

About Elixia Wellness Group

lternative medicine does not have to be alternative, but can become your primary and first choice for healthcare. Bringing holistic medicine into the mainstream, in an environment where people from our community and surrounding communities feel comfortable and well-cared for is our goal. Quality, accessibility and caring spirit is what you will find within our clinic. We aim to provide specialty and general care to everyone who believes that treating the root cause and whole person is the path for long term well-being, bringing vitally and full life.

Our goal is to bring holistic medicine to the forefront of medical care.

We believe in the benefit of multiple medical opinions and ideas, and investigating all forms of treatment options whether they involve us solely or in conjunction with your other healthcare providers. If during the course of treatments, or even prior to commencing treatments, we feel that other healthcare is indicated or even necessary, we are determined to aide in the coordination of healthcare in the mission to bring about optimum vitality.

Message from the Founders

Ryan Minarik, ND, LAc. and Lynsey Minarik
Safely, and Effectively, You Can Be Well.

While many times health problems have a straightforward solution, often patients seeking alternative or holistic medicine have complicated, long-term issues that they have not found solutions or answers for with conventional care. Whether you are visiting our clinic for a simple concern with natural treatment options, or a complex condition that may require multiple approaches, we hope our range of practitioners can offer a comprehensive solution to your health condition. While our goal is to help everyone that steps in our door, we realize at times we may not have the right answer. If during your visit you find we do not have the care you need, would like a referral, or simply have constructive feedback on how we can make our clinic better, we welcome your input. Please email one of us at drminarik@elixiawellness.com or lynsey@elixiawellness.com.

Some of Our Unique Specialties
Integrated Teamwork
Individual decision making with group brain power
Our clinic takes a unique approach to your healthcare. Our practitioners operate independently, yet in a group environment. This creates a dynamic where we are not obligated to inter-refer, but can discuss difficult cases and utilize each other’s strengths when needed!
Pediatric Chinese Medicine
Specialty formulas and needling techniques
Melody Short, LAc., our specialist in pediatrics, combines a variety of gentle therapeutic massage and non-needling techniques for children, used in tandem with, or instead of, pediatric acupuncture.
Women’s Healthcare
Complete care from multiple approaches
Multiple members of our team have sub-specialties in women’s health and frequently cross-refer and communicate to ensure you are getting the most complete approach. Learn more about our naturopaths Dr. Ward-Selinger and Dr. Herman or acupuncturists Melody and Danielle.
Regenerative Injection Therapies
Non-surgical Pain Management Options: PRP and Prolotherapy
Dr. Ryan Minarik has been using this cutting edge new therapy successfully to help heal and regenerate chronic injuries, such as joint degeneration, arthritis, tendon injuries (achilles tendonitis, tennis elbow), and more.
Motor Vehicle Accident coverage
Comprehensive care for motor vehicle injuries
Most motor vehicle insurances completely cover all medical costs associated with an accident. Schedule an initial injury assessment with our qualified naturopaths or chiropractor, and they can choose to include massage and/or acupuncture services to your treatment plan.
Applied Kinesiology
Certified therapies through the ICAK
Applied kinesiology (AK) is a complex system using neurologic reflex points, muscle strength and inhibition testing, chiropractic assessment, and much more to guide assessment of physiologic dysfunction. Dr Crites is board certified in AK.