‚ÄčMelody Chesley L.Ac.

Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine


About Melody

Melody Chesley is a licensed acupuncturist with the State of Alaska.  She is a graduate of Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, NM with a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine.  She is a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine with NCCAOM.

Melody began her interest in China and "things" Chinese during her undergraduate days when she taught English and studied for a semester at Sichuan Teacher's College in Chengdu, China in 1980.  Since that time, she has lived and traveled in Taiwan for several years where she studied Mandarin and taught English.

Her interest in medicine came early when she worked for Homer's Dr. Eneboe during her senior year of high school.  Later she cared for both her parents in their end of life illnesses and discovered that although Western medicine is very good at treating trauma and other diseases, it is less effective in the treatment of complex degenerative diseases and chronic pain.  She has experienced her own journey with chronic pain and is very committed to helping those who also find themselves on this journey.

Melody is quite excited to be back in her hometown and wants to share her enthusiasm for this ancient, yet sophisticated medicine.