Testimonials for Dr. Ward-Selinger


“Dr. Ward-Selinger is our family physician and has been for a few years now. She is simply amazing! She is incredibly knowledgable and dedicated. Her expertise ranges from simple ailments to complex conditions- and everything in between. She has helped my family overcome many such health and wellness issues. We truly rely on and trust her wholeheartedly. She treats my husband and I, as well as our children, with such diligent care. Her devotion to naturopathy, as well as each and every one of her patients, is remarkable. Anyone in the care of Dr. Ward-Selinger is in the best of hands!”

– C.M.

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 Ken


“Thanks for such a great massage… I’m glad my sister recommended you!”

—K.R.

Testimonials for Danielle


I am fortunate to have received exceptional care from Danielle over the past two years. It is inspiring as Danielle’s patient to be under care of a practitioner so highly skilled and passionate about Chinese medicine. She is a sensitive listener, intuitive, inquisitive and responsive to her patients. Danielle is gentle in her acupuncture practice, and the treatments provide for relaxation and reflection.

-K.F., 40yo Female

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 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.”

—C.D., RN MPH

Testimonials for Ken


“I have been very impressed by the massages I have received from Ken Reader. He offers all the best qualities of what one looks for in a good massage therapist. His touch is refined, experienced and sensitive to the body’s needs. As a massage therapist myself, I understand the rarity of finding a practitioner who embodies all of these qualities. I very much enjoy my sessions with Ken and look forward to a continued practioner/client relationship.”

—Elissa

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.”

—S.Y.

Testimonials for MaryJane


“MaryJane is the most passionate and inspirational massage therapist that I have experienced! She is so peaceful and makes you feel very relaxed. She has been very helpful with my back pain and is always checking up on me to make sure things are being taken care of. Thank you so much for everything MaryJane!”

—Molly

Testimonials for Dr. Minarik


I’ve been seeing Dr Minarik for 4 or 5 years now and the level of care he provides the wealth of knowledge he possesses in my mind goes unrivaled. Even now living in California I still fly back regularly to visit with him about various health concerns.

-Anonymous

About Elixia Wellness Group
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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 partially in conjunction with you 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
Co-Founders
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 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.