Kimberly M Davis, L.Ac

kim-davis-headshotKimberly Davis, MS, MSTOM, Dipl. OM, L.Ac holds a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, where she specialized in acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. She is certified by NCCAOM for both acupuncture and herbal medicine and is licensed in Illinois as well as California qualified. Davis also holds a Masters Degree in Health Education from Sage Colleges in Troy, NY and and studied graduate level counseling at Montclair State University in New Jersey. Her undergraduate degree from State University of NY at Plattsburgh is in Family and Consumer Science Education and included overseas study in liberal arts at Syracuse University’s London campus.

Kim has a special interest in essential oils which was enhanced by study at YL Botanical Farm in Ecuador in 2009. She also has advanced training in Mei Zen cosmetic acupuncture, Japanese acupuncture and moxibustion technique, and auricular acupuncture as it is practiced in France. Recently she completed additional training with Jeffrey Yuen, renown acupuncturist and Daoist priest. Before opening her own practice in Naperville, IL Kim completed two internships; one at Pacific College and one at Sage Health Collective in Chicago.

Prior to entering the field of Oriental Medicine, Ms. Davis was a public educator working with children and adults in New Jersey and Albany, New York. Many of the programs she taught focussed on health and nutrition. She hosted the Albany Educational TV (AETV) program “Panorama” where she produced many segments on health, wellness and nutrition. While producing Panorama, she worked with early leaders in the field of alternative medicine including Dr. Alfred Zamm, author of “Why Your House May Endanger Your Health” and Dr. Victor Zeines, a pioneer in holistic dentistry and author of 3 books on holistic health. Additionally, she brought information on the Feingold Diet for ADD to light for the first time on Albany AETV. Her career as an educator also included time as a curriculum consultant for the New York State Department of Education.

Before entering the field of Oriental Medicine, Davis spent a number of years in business doing corporate training, sales, marketing and free-lance writing. She has always had an interest in alternative medicine and used yoga to ease her drug-free labors. She is a strong advocate of breast feeding and has 2 strong, healthy, grown children.

As an acupuncturist and Oriental Medicine practitioner, she believes in a gentle approach and prides herself on virtually pain-free needling for many conditions. You will find Kim listens carefully to her patients and works in partnership with them to maximize their health in mind, body and spirit. She offers private as well as group acupuncture sessions and is available for presentations on a variety of topics in the alternative health field.