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.

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
May 14, 2021
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the point of connection between the mandibular fossa of the temporal bone and the condyle of the mandible. Like… Read More