Patients do not have to be enrolled in Partnership in Health to see this provider.
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Melissa received her doctorate in physical chemistry from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. She received her master’s in acupuncture and oriental medicine at the New England School of Acupuncture, recognized as one of the leading acupuncture schools in the United States. She completed advanced training in the Dr. Tan balance method, Master Tung acupuncture, acupuncture and IVF, male and female infertility, labor and pregnancy, and cosmetic acupuncture.
“I was first introduced to acupuncture after a motor vehicle accident in 2002.The accident left me with severe whiplash, limited mobility, and a lot of pain. Progress with physical therapy was slow and I didn’t want to rely on pain medication. A friend suggested acupuncture. After one treatment, my pain was significantly reduced and my mobility was greatly improved. Acupuncture treatments over the next few weeks resulted in continued healing. This experience inspired me to learn the technique and offer it to others.”
Melissa provides acupuncture for a range of conditions from emotional disorders to digestive complaints. She enjoys working with the LGBT community and has special interests in women’s health, mental health, and pain management.
Outside of the office Melissa enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest. She spends her free time hiking, backpacking, cycling, sailing and cooking. She is an active member of King County Explorer Search and Rescue and a hike lead for Recovery Beyond.
“It is important to me that patients feel listened to. Every patient is unique; I meet them where they are and together we develop realistic and achievable health and well-being goals.”