Dr. Melissa Carr

Dr. Melissa Carr

Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Education: Dr. TCM, B.Sc (Kin)

Hourly rate: $120

Dr. Carr is a registered Dr. of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), in practice since 2001. After getting her degree in kinesiology, she took a research assistant job at a medical university in Japan, where she heard her first acupuncture story from a friend.

Always interested in how the body works and how it heals, when she returned to Canada, she knew that TCM was her calling. In addition to her training in Vancouver, she also spent 3 months in China in internship in hospitals. The learning never stops, and in addition to acupuncture, Chinese herbs, western supplements, and nutrition, Dr. Carr also offers biopuncture natural injection therapy.

Blending Eastern and Western knowledge and therapies, Dr. Carr treats a wide range of health issues from hormonal balance and insomnia to the common cold and “mystery” illnesses, but her areas of focus are pain and injury, headaches and migraines, digestive issues, and stress management.

Dr. Carr is registered and licensed by the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Association of British Columbia (CTMCA) as a Dr. of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and she has a degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph. She continuously attends ongoing training in her field, including courses in biopuncture injection therapy.

Dr. Carr was chosen as one of the few acupuncturists for Vancouver’s 2010 Olympics and Paralympics, and also volunteered at the World Police and Fire Games.

She is an advisory board member of Alive magazine, and writes for several publications, including Alive, Inside Tract newsletter (Canadian Society for Intestinal Research), My Yoga Online (Gaia), and Health Action Network Society (HANS). For two years, she was also a regular biweekly contributor of health articles for 24 Hours Vancouver newspaper.

As a passionate educator, Dr. Carr has been a teaching assistant for anatomy and an instructor for nutrition at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. She now continues educating the public about natural health matters via lectures, including to Blue Cross, David Suzuki Foundation, Fraser Health Authority, and UBC.

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