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Cardea Health will combine its offices into new East Aurora location

One of the largest wellness practices in Western New York announced it will close its offices in Cheektowaga and Dunkirk to create a “destination wellness center” for integrative health care in East Aurora.

Cardea Health Integrative plans to open its new site on East Main Street in early October.

“It has been a long-standing dream of ours to be able to improve the delivery of services for our clients, and in our new East Aurora facility we achieve that vision,” said Jennifer Jennings, president of Cardea Health. “The word ‘integrative,’ in our company name and our delivery of health care services, means ‘bringing parts together as a whole.’ In our new home, we’re creating a more inclusive, holistic environment for our clients, adding services that we simply didn’t have the space to offer before – and a natural, healing environment that will make it seem like home to them, as well.”

Some of the offerings at the new facility will include ozone sauna and pulsed electromagnetic field therapies, as well as an expanded IV vitamin and supplement program, including upgraded IV stations with zero-gravity recliners.

Creative Wellness – a wellness center that includes massage therapy, chiropractic and doula services, as well as yoga and meditation – opened in East Aurora earlier this year.

Nursing specialist taps into holistic medicine

Integrative medicine offers patients a healing-centered model focused on shared decision-making, Jennings said in a news release.

“Integrative medicine is the future paradigm for holistic health care: the cornerstone of which is preventive medicine, with the focus on identifying the root cause of disease or symptomatology,” Jennings said. “Patients today are more educated than ever before, and desire to be a partner in their healthcare decisions – looking for a patient-centered relationship, where they are well-informed on decisions and treatment options.

“Our new facility is designed to service patients seeking more personalized and pro-active control over their health care.” Offerings at the new facility will include ozone sauna and pulsed electromagnetic field therapies, as well as an expanded IV vitamin and supplement program that will feature upgraded IV stations with zero-gravity recliners.

Jennings is a former level one trauma and neurosurgical critical care nurse, and an assistant professor at D’Youville College and the University at Buffalo. She has a family nurse practitioner doctorate degree from Robert Morris University. She is an assistant professor of nursing and health studies at Georgetown University, teaching dozens of other health professionals online courses from Western New York on complex, chronic disease management. She has worked for more than four years at the preventative and wellness clinic started by Dr. Robert Barnes at 2470 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga, and bought the practice from the semiretired osteopathic physician in 2015, creating a new name and website,


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