Testimonials for Dr. Herman

“Dr. Herman/Dr. Kai has worked to help me improve my health for over five years. She is a caring and careful professional who works with you to put together a plan to improve your health. She seriously considers what you think and believe and then recommends a program which likely will work for you. Kai listens to you and takes the time to give you helpful and practical advice. I feel very lucky to have her as my doctor.”

– H.K., 59 years old

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 Dr. Minarik

“Dr. Minarik is a true healer. He completely changed our lives through careful and comprehensive consideration (and then treatment) of what was making my son so ill. Would recommend him in a heartbeat.”


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 Natasha

“Working with Natasha to alleviate anemia, I’ve also experienced immediate relief from chronic symptoms and aches and pains and have increased my overall sense of well being.”


Testimonials for Ken

“A massage from Ken brings a serene state of mind with a much-needed relief from everyday life. It is not only a calming experience, but also a visceral hiatus. Relaxed and revived, each massage is vital to my well-being.”


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

Testimonials for Natasha

“The neurosurgeon said I had two weeks before I had to have back surgery to avoid nerve damage. After three treatments, I got up from the table and realized the pain was gone! I actually wept with relief. I’m really glad I came in. The acupuncture has given me the chance to heal without surgery.”


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 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.

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.