Nan Cameron, MSN, RN, LAc opened the Cameron Clinic of Oriental Medicine in Wilmington, NC in March of 2000 after receiving her Masters in Oriental Medicine degree from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in Santa Fe, NM. Nan spent the summer of 1999 completing a clinical internship in hospitals in Beijing and Chengdu. Nan practiced as a registered nurse for more than 20 years before returning to school to study Traditional Chinese Medicine. She received a Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Kentucky and a Masters of Science in Nursing degree in oncology (cancer nursing) from Gwynedd- Mercy College. Nan continues to advance her knowledge through continuing education programs. She has studied with David Euler and Kiiko Matsumoto for several years to learn Kiiko style Japanese acupuncture. Kiiko style and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) are both based on the Chinese classics and modern medical pathophysiology to bring out the best in both. In addition to a busy clinical practice, Nan offers education programs for healthcare professionals, patients and the public. The Smiling Practice is the result of many requests for a CD format of this popular qi gong meditation taught in her workshop The Three Free Therapies: Deep Relaxation, Nutrition and Movement. Nan began a daily meditation practice in the 70's and added qi gong to her morning routine while attending Chinese Medicine School. Nan likes to take time each day to nurture her mind, body and spirit. Nan was appointed and served on the North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board (NCALB) from December of 2003 to June 2008. She served as Secretary from January 2004 - January 2006 and Chair from February 2006 - February 2008. Nan is licensed as an acupuncturist by the NCALB. She is recognized as a Diplomat in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She maintains licensure as Registered Nurse in North Carolina.