Dr. Mel McDonald, ND DAOM LAc

Doctor of Oriental Medicine & Naturopathic Medicine

If you’re looking to naturally enhance your health and take care of your body, you’ve come to the right place.

Athens, GA

Recent Reviews

5.0 of 5 (5)
I have been going to Dr. McDonald for many years and so has my family. I have never been to him with a problem or concern that he could not help alleviate. Dr McDonald has utilized his vast knowledge of the human body to help me with physical problems, such as, back pain, arthritis, hormonal changes, also histamine disorder. He also has the ability to assist with emotional release, which my foster daughter appreciated dearly. I must say, I consider Dr. McDonald my general practitioner. Trust worthy, tender hearted, good humored and best of all, focused on his patients.
Dr. McDonald was referred to me by a friend. I was looking for some help for my son’s anxiety and ADHD symptoms. My son has struggled with anxiety for several years now. We have tried prescription drugs and they just seem to make him very agitated. Since he has started seeing Dr. McDonald for acupuncture treatments he has had much less anxiety. Dr. McDonald also has him on some natural supplements to help treat the underlying cause of the anxiety and ADHD symptoms. I have also had acupuncture treatments from Dr. McDonald; as you see the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. I have not been this relaxed in years!! Very thankful that we have found Dr. McDonald!!
For years I have suffered from depression and anxiety, For the past four years I have tried exercise and massage therapy to assist with the stress that is associated with these ailments. My massage therapist finally told me that I would not even relax on the table and that I really needed to try acupuncture. She recommended Dr. McDonald. After some research and gaining the nerve, I had my first appointment. Dr. McDonald fully goes over the process in your intake. He explains everything thoroughly and truly listens to your concerns without casting judgement. My first session was amazing, as soon as Dr. McDonald treated point zero, I had sensations down my entire body. For the first time in years, I felt as if my shoulders were not above my ears and I was not clenching my jaw. My second session, I was able to lay on the table and actually had muscles jumping as I relaxed and even drifted into a nap. I am so pleased that Dr. McDonald was referred to me and I have been preaching acupuncture to everyone I know since my first session. I have also had some concerns with my adrenal glands. Most Western medicine does not recognize adrenal fatigue, but when Dr. McDonald took my biometrics (Chinese Pulses), he immediately commented that I am adrenal deficient and we are working on a solution. The most important thing to note is that Dr. McDonald listens, places no judgment, and cares for his patients. He spends time getting to know you and not rushing you out the door for the next patient. I highly recommend Dr. McDonald.
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Athens
999 Baxter St Suite B, Suite B, Athens GA 30606, United States
Mon: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Dr Mel McDonald Reviews

5.0 of 5 (5)
I have been going to Dr. McDonald for many years and so has my family. I have never been to him with a problem or concern that he could not help alleviate. Dr McDonald has utilized his vast knowledge of the human body to help me with physical problems, such as, back pain, arthritis, hormonal changes, also histamine disorder. He also has the ability to assist with emotional release, which my foster daughter appreciated dearly. I must say, I consider Dr. McDonald my general practitioner. Trust worthy, tender hearted, good humored and best of all, focused on his patients.
Dr. McDonald was referred to me by a friend. I was looking for some help for my son’s anxiety and ADHD symptoms. My son has struggled with anxiety for several years now. We have tried prescription drugs and they just seem to make him very agitated. Since he has started seeing Dr. McDonald for acupuncture treatments he has had much less anxiety. Dr. McDonald also has him on some natural supplements to help treat the underlying cause of the anxiety and ADHD symptoms. I have also had acupuncture treatments from Dr. McDonald; as you see the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. I have not been this relaxed in years!! Very thankful that we have found Dr. McDonald!!
For years I have suffered from depression and anxiety, For the past four years I have tried exercise and massage therapy to assist with the stress that is associated with these ailments. My massage therapist finally told me that I would not even relax on the table and that I really needed to try acupuncture. She recommended Dr. McDonald. After some research and gaining the nerve, I had my first appointment. Dr. McDonald fully goes over the process in your intake. He explains everything thoroughly and truly listens to your concerns without casting judgement. My first session was amazing, as soon as Dr. McDonald treated point zero, I had sensations down my entire body. For the first time in years, I felt as if my shoulders were not above my ears and I was not clenching my jaw. My second session, I was able to lay on the table and actually had muscles jumping as I relaxed and even drifted into a nap. I am so pleased that Dr. McDonald was referred to me and I have been preaching acupuncture to everyone I know since my first session. I have also had some concerns with my adrenal glands. Most Western medicine does not recognize adrenal fatigue, but when Dr. McDonald took my biometrics (Chinese Pulses), he immediately commented that I am adrenal deficient and we are working on a solution. The most important thing to note is that Dr. McDonald listens, places no judgment, and cares for his patients. He spends time getting to know you and not rushing you out the door for the next patient. I highly recommend Dr. McDonald.
Dr. Mel has been vital in providing healing for my physical and emotional ailments. His treatments have helped with my insomnia and anxiety, and also skin and digestive issues. He is very knowledgeable and kind; and I have recommended him to my friends and on my blog Unknotted Living.
I met Dr. McDonald almost 10 years ago. Mel was recommended to me by my general practitioner following an accident to assist in my overall treatment and recovery. Mel’s acupuncture treatments, as well as his nutritional recommendations, were literally lifesavers in my overall recovery. I have continued to see Mel for various reasons during the last decade, ranging from physical injuries to headaches to stress-related issues. Mel has successfully assisted and guided me thru various challenges as well as continuing to advise me on nutrition. Dr. McDonald is an excellent doctor that truly cares about his patients and their overall well-being. I highly recommend him!





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