Melissa Carr

Melissa Carr, BSc, DrTCM

Melissa Carr, BSc, DrTCM, 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, she 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, she 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, she has been a teaching assistant for anatomy and an instructor for nutrition. 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 writes for several publications, was a columnist for a Vancouver newspaper, and is in the process of writing a book on nutrition from a TCM perspective.

December 6, 2021
Catching the occasional cold or flu is inevitable, but severe, frequent, or lingering infections is something we can work to avoid. For centuries,… Read More
November 8, 2021
While I have some patients who identify neuropathic symptoms as their primary concern, it is often a secondary or tertiary issue that they mention… Read More
October 8, 2021
Like many other healthcare providers, I’ve noticed a drastic uptick in the number of patients I’m treating with depression and anxiety as either… Read More
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