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“In a rare move, IDFPR since that time did indeed determine that Dry Needling is NOT in the scope of practice for PT’s in Illinois, as the current Physical Therapy Act does not allow for invasive techniques.” Learn more about exciting advancements on the Dry Needling front, the status of the Bureau of Labor Statistics definition of “acupuncturist” and how you can take part, along with ILaaom and the IAF, in proposing updates to the Illinois Practice Act in Dr. David Miller’s Legislative Update.
“…intelligently designed studies can effectively silence criticisms that our treatments heal patients only by the placebo effect.” Learn more about what makes a sound acupuncture study in Sheri Moore’s column. “When the full moon rises, families get together to watch the full moon, eat moon cakes, and sing moon poems. With the beauty of the moon, the legends, the poems, this family celebration, creates the feeling that all is well in the world.” Read more about the Chinese tradition upon which ILaaom’s oldest fundraiser, Asian Moon, is based upon in an article by Caroline Jung. A big thank you to all of the authors, and to Mavis Bates for editing the Illinois Acupuncturist.