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.

December 2, 2020
Coughing in public has gotten a lot more complicated. It doesn’t matter if it’s allergies, a smoker’s hack, or food that went down the wrong… Read More
October 9, 2020
A person can survive for more than a month without food and a few days without water, but only minutes without breathing. Factor in the novel… Read More
September 25, 2020
This time of year, I see many patients struggling with foot pain. After months of sandals, increased activity and time outside, and summer heat that… Read More
August 18, 2020
Prevention is always the highest goal when it comes to stroke recovery and rehabilitation. With about 15 percent of diagnosed strokes being preceded… Read More