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.

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
March 17, 2020
My grandmother recently turned 100. While she doesn’t purport to have any special secrets for long life, she has followed some of the general… Read More
February 7, 2020
As I put an acupuncture needle into a point on her arm, she began to cry. Not because it hurt—it didn’t, she assured me—but because she had… Read More
January 10, 2020
While it may not seem a big deal to have a stuffy or runny nose, for those who struggle with chronic sinusitis, the challenge can be much more… Read More