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.

June 26, 2020
I recently had a patient come into the office limping slightly and complaining of foot pain. She couldn’t recall any incident that initiated the… Read More
May 15, 2020
Pain is an extensive topic, with a seemingly unlimited range of causes. However, one thing that acute, chronic, musculoskeletal, digestive,… Read More
April 15, 2020
For many of us in the natural health field, we are having to greatly limit how we practice. In British Columbia, Canada, we are all being asked to… Read More
April 3, 2020
While there is currently no treatment or cure for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), there are several tools at our disposal to help us stay healthy.… Read More