Melissa Carr

Melissa Carr

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, Dr. Carr enjoys working at integrative medicine clinics because she believes that coordinating health professionals can provide the best patient experience and outcomes. Having worked with some of the top names in sports and entertainment, Dr. Carr was chosen as one of the few acupuncturists for Vancouver’s 2010 Olympics and Paralympics, and also volunteered at the World Police and Fire Games.

As a passionate educator, Dr. Carr has been a teaching assistant for anatomy and an instructor for nutrition at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. She now 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.

February 22, 2019
There’s a joke in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that we have two hearts and no brain. TCM texts don’t mention much, or anything, about the… Read More
January 18, 2019
Some of the best Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) tips are founded on common sense and moderation with long-term commitments. There’s a reason… Read More
October 5, 2018
I had a patient, let’s call him Chris, who always comes in with a wool hat pulled over his ears. Yes, I know that these beanie hats are popular,… Read More
July 20, 2018

A patient walked into my treatment room with a slight limp. He told me that a fall the day before had resulted in low back pain, but as he spoke,

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