As a licensed acupuncturist since 1999, Melanie has dedicated herself as a practitioner to bring healing and balance to her patients, utilizing many different modalities. She graduated from Bastyr University with a Master of Science Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She is also skilled in massage, Reiki, and has some preliminary craniosacral therapy training. Her additional training includes years of Intuitive Healing, energy work & Chinese Face Reading.

Melanie has worked to combine her knowledge of Eastern and alternative practices with Western medicine, and used to direct the Integrative Medicine Program Department at Columbia University, which was created and run by Dr. Mehmet Oz at NY-Presbyterian Hospital. This program provided massage therapy, energy work & music therapy to post-surgery cardiac patients.

Recently, Melanie has decided to embark on learning Faster EFT/Eutaptics directly from the creator, Robert Smith, & is finding it to be a powerful, complementary tool in healing on an emotional & physical level. This has added yet another tool & layer of understanding of healing on a psychological level.