Leon McKay, MATOM, LAc
Leon Mckay is a nationally certified acupuncturist with more than 14 years experience. He received his Masters of Acupuncture and Traditional Oriental Medicine from the acclaimed Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine in 1999. During his rigorous training, he studied under influential practitioners such as Dr. Shu Rong Zhu MD/OMD, former head of Gynecology at Shanghai Hospital, Jeffrey Yuen, Terry Oleson, Bob Flaws and Dr. Henry Han,Paul Fraser LAc. Leon completed his certifications under California’s strict guidelines of more than 3,300 hours of training including extensive instruction in Western medicine to complement TCM.
In 1999, Leon moved to Wilmington, N.C. to start his own practice and bring these healing methods to his home state. He quickly began educating others as co-host of the “Healthy Alternatives Radio Show” which ran for 7 years.
Leon incorporates the Balance and Cross Body Methods together with Motor Point Technique and newly developed auricular techniques for pain and orthopedic issues. He has special interest and expertise in formulating herbal remedies and is well-trained in drug and herbal interactions. He has acquired a wide array of Chinese herbal medicinals, creating a pharmacy equipped to treat even complex cases. Leon has special training in Pulmonary issues with Fibrosis and IPF utilizing the Wei Protocol.
To complement his work as an acupuncturist, Leon acquired his second degree Reiki certification and studied Shaolin Lohan Hands Qi Gong (with Pragata Jean Blaise’) and Medical Qi Gong (with Paul Fraser) and Tai Chi for Arthritis. He has certification in the treatment of Hepatitis C with Chinese Medicine and is one of the few N.C. practitioners trained in Battlefield Acupuncture. Leon is certified to teach Pan Gu Shen Gong by Master OU.
Contact Leon: Leon@MckayHealingArts.com
Pam King LMBT #4182
Pamela Sue King, LMBT #4182, is a graduate of the Baltimore School of Massage and has been practicing for more than 20 years. Pam’s massage experience includes thirteen years in the Washington, D.C. area where she provided seated massage at the Federal Energy Regulatory Agency and sports massage for the Junior National Racewalking Team. This experience led her to her own World Title, holding the Time/Distance record for three years. It was also during this time that Pam had the opportunity to work with two Olympic hopefuls; one who did go on to participate in the Sidney Games.
Pam’s desire for warmer climate and coastal living brought her to Wilmington in 2003 where she has served as a Teacher Assistant in Sports Massage and a Clinic Supervisor for students training in massage therapy. She has experience in spa settings and in private practice. Her work integrates Swedish, Deep Tissue, Structural Acupressure and Myofascial Release.
Contact Pam: Pam@MckayHealingArts.com
When David was fifteen years old he was diagnosed with a severe spinal disease and told that he would be crippled by the time he was thirty years old. Unwilling to accept this fate, David began intensively studying Oriental Medicine, Medical Qigong, Martial Arts and Meditation.
David learned how to cultivate and direct the energetic life force called Chi in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Through Qigong practice, David healed his spinal disease completely! David also found that his mood, his attitude, his outlook on life, and his intuition had all increased exponentially. He was drawn to teaching and sharing these healing practices and spiritual counsel with others.
David is now a Medical Qigong Master with over thirty years of experience treating people using Medical Qigong. He has taught and lectured around the country to both lay people and professionals about the healing power of Qigong. David’s Qigong practices are now being practiced around the world. They are simple, effective and can be practiced by anyone at any age.
David is the co-founder of Qigong Awareness along with his wife Tanya, Mei Tai Coon, MOM, L.Ac. and he is an accredited continuing education provider for the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), the NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Body Work), California Acupuncture Board, Florida Acupuncture and Massage Board, and Texas Acupuncture Board.
David also has a vast Martial Arts background with Black Belts in Karate, Tae Kwon Do and Kenpo Karate. He has been an Instructor of Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Martial Arts. He has also studied Japanese Ju Jitsu, Kung Fu, Small Circle Ju Jitsu, Aikido, Chen Style Tai Chi, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Pen Jak Silat, Kendo and more..
David’s Qigong Practices are underpinned by his Psychology degree from the University of Connecticut and three years of experience as a Professional Counselor and Emergency Medical Technician. He also spent three years at the University of Colorado studying Molecular and Cellular Biology to better understand the inner workings of the body on a cellular and biochemical level.
David has also been featured on KGNU radio programs, in newspapers around the country, and has published articles in Asian Avenue Magazine and Acupuncture Today. To Learn more about “Medical Qigong and Acupuncture, A Cutting Edge Combination,” read David’s article for Acupuncture Today.
David has recently moved to Wilmington with his wife and daughter. He is offering private Medical Qigong Healing Sessions and Qigong Classes at McKay Healing Arts in Wilmington, NC.
David is also available for Private Healing and Coaching Sessions via skype or telephone. www.QigongAwareness.com
Shelly Laine, owner of Beacon Thermography, is a clinical thermographer associated with MediTherm, the industry leader in Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (Thermography). Her strong desire to bring Thermography to coastal North Carolina is a result of not having it readily available when she relocated to this area in 2015. Her near-term goal is to make the benefits of Thermography well- known here and in our surrounding areas.
In addition to Thermography, Shelly’s passion for helping others create and maintain a healthy lifestyle is represented by her additional training and certifications as noted.
Contact Information Office: (910) 803-2150
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Qualification, Certifications and Accreditations Clinical Thermographer
MediTherm and The American College of Clinical Thermography
Certified Health Coach
The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York City
Professional Training and Certification Program
Certified BioEnergetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T.) Practitioner
Morter Health Systems, Rogers, AR
Body Code Practitioner
Dr Bradley Nelson
Active Isolated Stretching Practitioner
Aaron Mattes Active Isolated Stretching & Strengthening Basic and Advanced Training
American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP) Board Certified and Accredited Member
Information Technology Leader
BS in Computer Science with 28 years experience in Information Technology