Dr. Melanie Marr, R.Ac., R.TCMP, DTCM
Dr. Melanie Marr graduated from the Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences in Nelson, BC. She also trained in Kunming China where she had the opportunity to experience the integration of Chinese and Western medicine. She believes integrated medicine is our future to a healthier society. Melanie is registered with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of BC, and the College of Acupuncturists of Alberta. She has her business management diploma from N.A.I.T and is also a certified Reflexologist from the Universal College of Reflexology. Dr. Marr has also recently completed a 2-year Graduate Mentorship Program in advanced Chinese herbal medicine.
Dr. Marr is the founder of Spruce Grove Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is a caring and compassionate healer with a great emphasis on education for a healthier society. Melanie has a special interest in treating immune system dysfunction and digestive disorders. She has 15 years of clinical experience.
Melanie offers Acupuncture Treatments and Herbal Consultations at Spruce Grove Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
When she’s not in the clinic, Melanie enjoys being active outside with her family – mountain biking, hiking, and boating in the summer, and snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing in the winter.
Constantine Karampelas, R.Ac., MOT
Constantine has a comprehensive background in the studies of health sciences. He is a graduate from the MacEwan University Acupuncture program, and he has obtained training with the Sports Medicine Council of Alberta which complements his injury management skills as an onsite trainer while working with organized athletic associations. His experience has covered 13 years of various clinical practice; this includes treating a variety of ailments such as pain management, whiplash disorders, stress and depression, digestion issues, and common colds. Constantine is registered with the College of Acupuncturists of Alberta.
Constantine also holds a Diploma of Manual Osteopathic Therapy from the Manual Osteopathic College of Canada, and is registered with the Canadian Massage and Manual Osteopathic Therapists Association. He offers stand-alone Manual Osteopathy treatment, and also incorporates these modalities into his acupuncture practice to improve treatment outcomes for his patients.
He believes in using integrated therapies and aims to use a variety of techniques to help people with recovery from illness. He is motivated to serve others and increase awareness of how Traditional Chinese medicine is a viable option for therapy.
Constantine offers Acupuncture Treatments, Cupping, and Manual Osteopathic Treatments at Spruce Grove Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
When he’s not in the clinic, Constantine enjoys learning new hobbies, volunteering with organizations that help those in need, and reading through his extensive book collection.
Lianne White, R.Ac.
Lianne White (R.Ac.) is a graduate of the MacEwan University Acupuncture program and is registered with the College of Acupuncturists of Alberta. She is also an advanced trained cranio-sacral practitioner through Upledger International. As a lifelong learner, she recently completed the Tao of Trauma with Alaine Duncan and is currently completing her 3-year certificate with Somatic Experiencing International and Qi Gong teacher training.
Lianne uses a multifaceted approach to specialize in treating mental health, trauma recovery, pregnancy and postpartum concerns, and conditions of chronic nervous system dysregulation. She loves deepening her understanding of the impacts of trauma, including transgenerational trauma, and is committed to continuously improving her skills to treat these conditions. She strives to empower those she works with to safely restore connection with their body and trust in their own wise inner knowing. As a mother of 4 special needs children, she is passionate about supporting her clients through pregnancy and as parents in their vital roles. She would be honoured to hold the sacred space as your work towards your wellness goals.
Lianne believes wellness should be accessible to all, and our collective strength comes from strengthening individuals. As such, she is actively advocating for systemic change in our province’s social support networks.
Lianne offers Acupuncture Treatments and Craniosacral Therapy at Spruce Grove Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
When she’s is not in the clinic, Lianne enjoys spending time with her family and way too many critters on her own piece of paradise.