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Meet The Team.

At Meridian Integrative Health, we are dedicated to delivering exceptional healthcare in a warm and inviting environment.

Chris Davies


Registered TCM Practioner, Doctor of TCM diploma. Chris has a focus on pain and rehabilitation, sports medicine, digestive health, and functional medicine.

...more coming soon!

Nicole Davies


Nicole is a registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R.TCMP) with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Registered Acupuncturist (RA.c) of British Columbia. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta in 2007 and then went on to graduate with distinction from the Acupuncture program at MacEwan University. Nicole is currently working on completing her Functional Medicine Practitioner certification, as well and we couldn't be more excited about it!

While running a successful Acupuncture practice in Victoria, BC, Nicole continued her education and completed the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner program at Oshio College of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine.

Nicole is very dedicated and passionate about helping women and men with their fertility and reproductive health. After studying with international leaders in the field of fertility and reproductive medicine, she became a board certified Fellow of the American Board of Oriental and Reproductive Medicine (ABORM), becoming the first person in BC’s interior to receive this designation. Nicole focuses on supporting women through their different stages of life and aims to help these transitions flow as smoothly as possible.

Nicole offers support in the following areas:
Female and male fertility
IVF/IUI support
Post-partum recovery
Menstrual issues (PMS, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea etc)
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Nicole also has a vast amount of experience in treating pain and musculoskeletal conditions, digestive issues, stress management, anxiety and depression. In 2013, Nicole completed
integrative cancer training from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York and offers support to patients to help alleviate symptoms of conventional cancer treatment.

Nicole has always been intrigued and fascinated with the human body and its amazing ability to heal. It is her passion to empower and educate patients on how to take control of their health
and wellbeing. Using a variety of modalities such as acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, functional medicine, dietary counselling, cupping and gua sha, Nicole focuses on creating an individualized treatment plan to target the root cause of her patients symptoms.

Nicole is very excited to be practicing in her hometown of Salmon Arm and feels honoured to be working with the fantastic staff at Meridian Integrative Health!

In her free time, Nicole enjoys spending time with her family, practicing yoga, travelling, cross country skiing, camping, and paddle boarding on the beautiful Shuswap!

“It’s never too early or too late to work towards being the healthiest you”

Cody Kornelson


Cody has lived in Salmon Arm since 2005. He graduated with his diploma for Massage Therapy from Okanagan Valley College of Massage therapy in July of 2022. He is a Registered Massage Therapist in good standing with the CMTBC.

Cody believes in using many different massage techniques to best meet his clients’ goals. He utilizes a variety of modalities, which include intermuscular myofascial therapy, joint mobilizations, deep tissue massage, trigger points, PNF stretching and Swedish massage. Cody is also trained in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) which is the use of special tools to perform soft tissue treatments not possible with the use of hands alone. His goal in every massage is to work with his clients, find the root problem and achieve the best results. Along with his treatments, he also advises on client self-care in the form of stretches, ice, heat, strengthening and postural changes to achieve long-lasting changes.

In his free time, Cody can be found at the gym working out, wrenching on vehicles, boating with his family, wake-boarding, wake-surfing and ATVing. Enjoying all that the beautiful Shuswap has to offer!

Heather Smith

Osteopathic Practitioner

Nicole Hildebrand


Nicole graduated from the University of Alberta with a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. Eager to expand her knowledge of the mind- body connection, she completed her 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training. Fascinated by pregnancy, birth preparation and recovery, she is working on continuing education in Pre- and Postnatal yoga training. Nicole has also completed subsequent yoga training for traumatic brain injuries, and has applied this to her practice, primarily assisting individuals experiencing a concussion.

Nicole was very active in various styles of dance through her school-age years, which sparked the onset of her personal yoga journey in university. With this came a passion for movement and a commitment to holistic wellness. Nicole brings this commitment to her Kinesiology practice and offers a client-centered approach, understanding that each individual is a complex combination of mental, physical, and emotional health.

In her free time, Nicole will often be found adventuring the Shuswap with her boyfriend and their dog, or renovating their fixer upper. Nicole is known to be very creative and enjoys woodworking, crocheting, embroidering, and homemaking, always keeping her hands busy.

Cheryl Gouchie


Cheryl is a Registered Social Worker (Registration #14524) with the British Columbia College of Social Workers. She is trained in EMDR, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Smart Recovery, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, and Emotion Focused Family Therapy. Cheryl has been providing mental health counseling and support to adults, teens, and parents for over 8 years. She uses a strength-based trauma-informed approach with her clients, providing therapy for a range of concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, relationship issues, substance abuse and other addictions, along with parenting challenges, and loss and grief. Treatment plans are developed with EMDR in mind, recognizing the impacts of negative childhood and adult experiences on the brain and body, interrupting its natural tendency towards health, and its ability to cope with current stressors.

Cheryl has seen rapid growth and healing in her clients as they are able to identify and alter negative belief systems, through reprocessing the memories and traumatic experiences that contributed to their development. This is completed while helping them uncover internal resources and acquire skills and strategies from other therapies to support their mental wellness and recovery journey. Cheryl’s practice is fueled by her belief that people have within them the solutions to their problems, and they can improve their lives, when provided with information, empathy, and a reassuring environment that promotes self-awareness and self-acceptance.

Vlad Polyakh


I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor, practicing in Salmon Arm, BC. I have a passion for helping people overcome their challenges and achieve their goals. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationships, self-esteem, cultural diversity, stress management or men’s issues, I am here to support you and guide you on your journey of healing and growth.
I have a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology and over twelve years of experience in the helping profession, in various roles. I have been in private practice since 2018 and I offer individual counselling for adults and older youth (16+). My approach is client-centered, meaning that I tailor my interventions to suit your unique needs and preferences. I use evidence-based techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) and other modalities to help you cope with your difficulties and enhance your well-being.
I believe that counselling is a collaborative process that requires trust, respect and compassion. I strive to create a safe and supportive environment where you can feel comfortable to share your thoughts and feelings without judgment. I also believe that counselling is an opportunity for learning and growth, where you can discover new perspectives, develop new skills and find new solutions.

Kayla Vann

Office Manager

Jenny Butula


Our Mission.

Our mission is centered around providing outstanding healthcare services while fostering a sense of genuine welcome, value, and ease for every patient who walks through our doors. We believe that creating a space filled with joy and excitement is just as important as providing exceptional healthcare.

Discover Integrative Healthcare.

We have thoughtfully assembled a cohesive group of healthcare professionals from diverse disciplines. These dedicated experts come together, working collaboratively using evidence-based treatments to address the unique and varied needs of our valued patients. By harnessing the collective knowledge and skills of professionals from different specialties, we ensure a comprehensive and holistic approach to healthcare. With a shared commitment to patient well-being, our interdisciplinary approach enables us to offer comprehensive solutions and tailored treatment plans that cater to the individual needs of each patient we serve.

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Take the first step towards optimal health and wellness, and schedule an appointment with our experienced team. We are honoured to be a part of your path towards well-being.