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Dr. Melissa Carr is a registered Dr. of Traditional Chinese Medicine, in practice since 2001. After acquiring a Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics, she worked as at a research assistant a medical university in Japan.

Dr. Carr loves to educate that though TCM has been around for thousands of years, it is also a modern medicine, ever evolving. As such, her practice includes a blend of the traditional with the contemporary—acupuncture and modern biopuncture injection therapy, TCM herbology and supplements, and classical food cures and western nutrition.

She treats a wide range of health issues, from hormonal imbalance and insomnia to the common cold and “mystery” illnesses, but her areas of focus are pain and injury, digestive issues, and stress management. Her passion for health has expanded into writing for newspapers and magazines, treating athletes at Vancouver’s 2010 Olympics, lecturing at conferences and schools, being on Alive magazine’s advisory board, working with the TCM regulatory college, and she’s currently working on a TCM nutrition book.

I am convinced that acupuncture is going to be one of the greatest contributions that any group of people has made to the future of all medicine, if it is handled correctly by the people of the Western world.

Dr W. Kenneth Riland, Personal Physician to former President Richard Nixon