*Melissa is currently covering the maternity leave of Verena McCrae, Dr.TCM*
With a desire to help others, Melissa began her journey of health and wellness with a B.A. degree in honors Psychology from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, NS; graduating with honors, magna cum laude. After an introduction to Therapeutic Touch, an energy medicine, and the personal experience of working with a Naturopathic Doctor for chronic sinus issues, she decided to think out of the box for a natural approach to assist others on their healing path.
This brought Melissa to Victoria BC, where she started her study of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Melissa continued her training at Pacific Rim College and graduated with honors magna cum laude from the 5-year Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine program. Her training has provided her with over 1050 hours of supervised clinical acupuncture and herbal medicine experience. Since graduating, Melissa has practiced in multi-disciplinary health clinics in Victoria, BC and Nova Scotia.
Melissa believes TCM can assist in all areas of healing but has a special interest in women’s health, mental health and digestive disorders. Melissa loves the holistic approach of TCM and it’s ability to reveal the underlying pattern of disharmony in each individual. She takes pride in customizing each treatment, employing acupuncture, cupping, Chinese herbal medicine and food therapy. Melissa has a gentle, yet effective treatment style and strives to create a safe space where you can relax and heal. Learn more about Melissa’s treatment approach and Traditional Chinese Medicine at www.melissahawboldt.com