About The Qi Lady
Nancy Davison, Experienced Traditional Acupuncturist, Physical Therapist And Zero Balancer
With more the 12 years of experience as an integrated medicine practitioner, Nancy is licensed in North Carolina as an Acupuncturist and Physical Therapist. She has a Masters Degree in Acupuncture from the TAI SOPHIA Institute in Columbia, Maryland and actively speaks on the benefits of recreating retirement in addition to her fulltime intgegrated medical practice.
Nancy’s participatory approach involves clients in their care. She works with all ages and conditions, particularly those with active lifestyles, women’s health, complication of aging and folks struggling with back and neck pain.
In addition to completing her schooling in Physical Therapy and her Master’s in Public Heath Administration at the University of North Carolina, Nancy was introduced to Zero Balancing in 1997, during her study of acupuncture. Today, she uses it to help her clients deal more efficiently with acute and chronic pain. She fully certified by the Zero Balancing Association. Click here to learn more.
During her training as an acupuncturist, Nancy developed an active practice of Qigong and incorporates these skills through all of her services. She has studied with both Chang Zhang at the TAI SOPHIA Institute and Karl Ardo of Moving in Stillness in Baltimore, MD.
Nancy is the only acupuncturist in Central North Carolina who is certified in the Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System. Her programs bring attention to areas around the eyes, mouth, under chin or abdomen while treating the whole person.
Nancy brings over 35 years of experience in physical therapy to her practice. Over these years, her expertise in chronic and acute care has provided her with great insight into various sources of pain. As a holistic, integrated medicine practitioner, Nancy offers a variety of modalities from acupuncture to zero balancing and physical therapy to help you release the stress held within your body which often underlies your pain.
Nancy Davison, PT, MAC, LAc Credentials and Licenses
• Masters in Traditional Acupuncture: TAI SOPHIA Institute Columbia, MD
• Masters in Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
• Physical Therapy: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
• Zero Balancing: Certified by the Zero Balancing Association
• Nationally Certified by the Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System
• Qigong: Adult Education courses under the instruction of Chang Zhang, Traditional Acupuncture Institute, Columbia, MD
• NC Acupuncture Licensing Board, Appointed by Joe Hackney etc,. Serves as Secretary and Chairman of the Ethics Committee Since 2008
• Acupuncture License # 164
• Physical Therapist License # 321
Growing up Nancy
Nancy knew by the 7th grade that she was going to become a physical therapist so she carved a path to UNC Chapel and was in one of the early graduates of the School of Physical Therapy. A majority of her PT career was in home care so she was able to connect family members as they helped each other return to active life.
Time for a break so she returned to Chapel Hill for a Masters in Public Health which led her to the newly established medicare program for chronic renal disease. As NC’s coordinator for all the facilities providing Kidney dialysis and transplantation she travelled throughout the state and the country helping the program develop and become more stable.
After a couple year’s hiatis during which she spent a lot of time of a sailboat, she missed working with people in health care. She dusted off her books and did some refresher work as she happily returned to the home health setting as a PT.
Realizing that she had no interest in retirement, she looked for ways to expand her skills so she could practice for the rest of her life if she so chose. She had already been interested in alternative heath and the eastern way of seeing life when she met another PT who had gone to acupuncture school. Perfect!!
Within 6 months she had enrolled in the TIA program in Maryland. She sold a lot of her stuff, rented her house in Raleigh and moved north for three years to complete a Masters in Acupuncture. Instead of the more popular TCM program, she chose the Traditional Acupuncture or 5 Element style of practice developed in England by J.R. Worsley. .
Taking on a new and total different profession later in life was a real challenge but ultimately she returned to Raleigh, passed her National Exam and obtained her NC Acupuncture license ready to start her combined practice as a PT and LAc. She had opportunities to join some existing practices but realized she wanted to create her own program -- Initially called Traditional Acupuncture and Rehabilitation and later changed to Elite Integrated Medicine. She has been in her current location for @ 6 years.