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At Integrative Family Wellness Center, we dedicate ourselves to providing the most effective treatments for our patients, utilizing the latest & best of western medicine and complementary therapies. We offer a wide variety of clinical services and therapies to help you achieve and maintain optimal physical and emotional health and wellness.
We offer a multi-disciplinary approach to treat common, serious, and chronic health conditions. With naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, chiropractic, and extensive training in modern medical care, we bridge the gap between alternative and conventional medicine. Our practitioners provide primary care including physical exams, traditional and non-traditional diagnostics, naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, chiropractic, physical rehabilitation, massage therapy, nutrition therapy and counseling, weight management, detoxification, stress management, and treatment for general and chronic health problems.
Integrative Medicine/Naturopathic Medicine: Integrative medicine/Naturopathic medicine is a distinctive approach to health and healing that recognizes the integration of the whole person. It emphasizes the treatment of disease through the stimulation, enhancement, and support of the inherent healing power of the body. Methods of treatment are chosen that respect the natural healing process.
Family Practice: Family practice is the medical specialty, which provides continuing and comprehensive health care for the individual and family. The scope of family practice encompasses all ages, both sexes, each organ system, and every disease entity. Practitioners include family physicians, physician’s assistants, and family nurse practitioners.
Family practice practitioners provide continuing and comprehensive medical care, health maintenance and preventive services to each member of the family. These specialists, because of their background and interactions with the family, are best qualified to serve as each patient’s advocate in all health-related matters.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture is a 3,000-year old proven therapy. Channels of energy run in patterns through the body. When these channels are obstructed or restricted, they are unable to nourish tissues. By inserting thin needles at very precise points, acupuncture will open these pathways and improve natural energy flow and function and reduce pain. This procedure can improve the body’s own healing by stimulating chemicals called endorphins that reduce inflammation, increase blood flow, and regulate digestion, absorption, energy production and general physical & emotional well-being.
Chiropractic: Chiropractic is a manual therapy to aid the body to return to a state of vitality by removing interference from the nervous system through realignment. Removal of pressure from nerves ensures the free flow of vital energy carried by the nerve to the organs and muscles supplied by that nerve. Chiropractic can be used very successfully along with conventional medical practices.
Massage Therapy: Massage can relieve many aches and pains, new as well as chronic pain. Massage benefits the circulatory system, muscular system, digestive system, respiratory system, lymphatic system, skeletal system, as well as the skin. By increasing circulation & decreasing tension and toxins, massage helps the body heal and mend itself.
Meet The Doctors
Dr. Nickels attended Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ and completed the first integrative medicine residency in Wisconsin. Dr. Nickels is trained as a primary care physician, specializing in naturopathic medicine and acupuncture. She has worked in corporate wellness and private practice for the past 8 years. Her clinic focus is family practice, women's health, endocrine disorders, weight management and alternative therapies such as botanical medicine, whole food supplements, natural hormone replacement, Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, IV therapy, biochemical nutrition, and non traditional diagnostics.
Dr. Nickels is dedicated to improving your health and that of your family by providing effective, non-toxic health care. Dr. Nickels blends the best of alternative therapies with extensive training in modern medical care to bridge the gap between alternative and conventional medicine. She spends the time required to hear her patients concerns and always strives to address the source of their problems. She believes that the best medicine is done with a team approach between doctor and patient.
Dr. English completed her undergraduate coursework at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and went on to obtain her Doctorate in Chiropractic from Logan College of Chiropractic near St. Louis. She offers a diverse approach to adjusting by utilizing gentle instrument adjustments, table assisted adjustments, and diversified/manual adjusting. Dr. Angie is very much interested in the holistic approach to healing, which is the philosophy of the IFW Center.
Her knowledge of the interplay between the muscles and spine ensures that minimal force is used to deliver adjustments, which provides ultimate comfort for the patient during treatment. Her focus is on keeping the muscles balanced and strengthening the body utilizing various therapies and rehab options. Dr. Angie also specializes in spinal care, extremity adjusting, sinus work, and soft tissue techniques. She enjoys working with the entire family including pregnant women, children/infants, and elderly individuals.
Dr. Angie has successfully treated patients with painful ailments such as sciatica, shoulder injuries, sports injuries, TMJ, migraines, plantar fascitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. She always listens to her patient’s concerns in order to provide the best treatment possible.
What We Believe
Each of us is responsible for maintaining our own health and balance in our lives.
We treat the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of pain and disease and incorporate the same holistic approach to promote wellness, and inner and outer beauty.
We look at what kind of person has a disease, rather than what kind of disease is in the person.
Our success stems from balancing western medicine and complementary therapies, recognizing the strength of western medicine through scientific studies and research, and that alternative treatments have stood the test of time for thousands of years.
What is integrative medicine?
Integrative medicine is the combination of conventional, complementary and
alternative approaches to address the biological, psychological, social and
spiritual aspects of health. It emphasizes respect for the human capacity
for healing; the importance of the relationship between practitioner and
patient; the value of patient education; a collaborative approach to patient
care among all practitioners; and the practice of conventional,
complementary, and alternative health care that is evidence-based.
What are some examples of integrative medicine?
Examples of complementary approaches that can be used in conjunction with
conventional medical care include:
- Naturopathic medicine
- Yoga, Tai Chi and Qigong
- Nutritional education and therapy
What are the benefits of integrative therapies?
A person who experiences integrative care often feels a sense of empowerment
from being more actively involved in maintaining his or her own health.
Integrative care services also increase your treatment options overall;
often at a lower cost compared to traditional medical services.
What kind of medical conditions can benefit from these services?
Integrative therapies can be applied to treat and manage a wide range of
diseases and conditions. We care for people with heart disease, pain, weight
management needs, cancer, diabetes, stress, respiratory distress, women's
health issues and many other health concerns.