Merline Sahsonya Melvin, L.Ac, Dipl. Ac, MSOM, has over 16 years of experience in the field of natural holistic medicine. She completed her Masters in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine at the Maryland Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine (MITCM). She is a licensed acupuncturist in Washington, DC and is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She treats a wide variety of health conditions with a specialization in chronic pain and women’s health. Merline has also studied with the son of Dr. Nogier, the father of auricular (ear) medicine in France. Auricular acupuncture is the stimulation of acupuncture points on the external ear surface for the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions in several areas of the body.