Melissa’s studies in complementary medicine began in 2001 after completing a BA in English. Through a combination of training and experience in Āyurvedic cooking, Yoga and ancillary subjects, she gained deeper insight, passion and inquiry that prompted her to continue higher studies.
In 2005, she studied Āyurveda with Dr. Vasant Lad of the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Upon graduating from the program, she began her clinical practice and taught workshops on the subject in Arizona and New Mexico.
Melissa's love for natural medicine blossomed further in 2008 when she began studying acupuncture, moxabustion, and Chinese herbs at Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Through the study of elemental medicine and herbs, along with extensive clinical experience, Melissa earned her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine in 2011 and continued to study Chinese Medicine in China at Heilongjing University of Chinese Medicine. She currently practices Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture in Sedona, Arizona and teaches workshops on Āyurveda and Oriental Medicine.
Melissa Camacho is a Licensed Acupuncturist, Diplomate of Oriental Medicine and Svastha Āchārya. She offers unique perspectives on holistic health-management with a multi-disciplinary approach. With over 10 years of private practice, Melissa’s experience allows her to help clients using the most effective techniques available.