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 13, 2019
There are probably few out there who have not experienced Bi syndrome at some point in their lives. The word “Bi” in Chinese means… Read More
December 3, 2019
When I did three months of my internship training for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at two hospitals in China, we saw a wide range of health… Read More
October 8, 2019
With about 18 percent of the U.S. population struggling with anxiety disorders, it is the most common mental health issue, though the majority are… Read More
September 17, 2019
While many patients think of migraines as a bad headache, healthcare practitioners know the pain can be excruciating, and it is often not the only or… Read More