Melissa Carr

Melissa Carr, B.Sc., Dr.TCM

Melissa Carr is a registered Dr. of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), lecturer, and health writer. She has a degree in kinesiology and worked in medical research in Japan prior to her Traditional Chinese Medicine studies in both Canada and China. As a result, she loves to blend Eastern and Western natural health knowledge and therapies. In practice since 2001, Carr enjoys integrating patient care with other healthcare professionals because she believes that this provides the best patient experience and outcomes. Having worked with some of the top names in sports and entertainment, Carr was chosen as one of the few acupuncturists for Vancouver’s 2010 Olympics and Paralympics, and she also volunteered at the World Police and Fire Games. As a passionate educator, Carr has been a teaching assistant for anatomy and an instructor for nutrition at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. She continues educating the public about natural health matters via lectures, including to Blue Cross, David Suzuki Foundation, Fraser Health Authority, and the University of British Columbia. She is an advisory board member of Alive magazine, writes for several publications, and was a columnist for a Vancouver newspaper. She is now in the process of writing a book on nutrition from a TCM perspective.

September 10, 2021
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a poorly understood disorder with no tests to diagnose it definitively. Women commonly seek medical help because… Read More
August 27, 2021
Also known as adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder is so named because there can be greatly limited movement in the joint, in addition to pain in the… Read More
July 23, 2021
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the body and mind have always been thought of an inseparable continuum. As a result, physical, mental, and… Read More
June 22, 2021
While most practitioners recognize the liver’s role in helping to remove toxins from the body, it’s often forgotten that the liver performs over… Read More