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.

June 21, 2019
Photo by Freepik The thyroid might not have always commanded the attention and seriousness it deserves. As a small gland, only about two inches… Read More
March 22, 2019
There’s an inside joke that Traditional Chinese Medicine has two hearts and no brain. However, in TCM most of the organs as delineated in this… Read More
February 22, 2019
There’s a joke in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that we have two hearts and no brain. TCM texts don’t mention much, or anything, about the… Read More
January 18, 2019
Some of the best Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) tips are founded on common sense and moderation with long-term commitments. There’s a reason… Read More