About

Dr. Melinda Nickels

I am a graduate of the National College of Natural Medicine, having earned my Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.) and Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine (M.S.O.M.).  During my time at NCNM, I also completed a two-year training in homeopathy from the New England School of Homeopathy.

Natural medicine is not my first career.  I came to it after previous work in physics research, internet programming, and house building, all with an emphasis on environmental sustainability.  My focus during those years was on positive and innovative solutions to complex environmental challenges, so that future generations might be able to enjoy the world as much as we have.

During this time, I learned that the best new solution was often an old one—that brilliant and simple solutions to problems we face today can often be found in the work of our predecessors, and that solutions to seemingly unsolvable problems can be found when tradition and modern science are brought together.  This realization, combined with a life-long interest in health care, brought me to Naturopathic and Chinese medicine. My course of study combined the best of traditional medicine and modern knowledge, in the interest of minimized side-effects and enhanced quality of life for patients.

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