Upcoming IDFPR Board of Acupuncture Meeting May 14, 2015

March 20, 2015

Upcoming IDFPR Board of Acupuncture Meeting (This is a distinct board, different from ILaaom.)  Note:  At this meeting the BOA will continue working on important revisions to the Acupuncture Practice Act Rules:  http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/068/06801140sections.html  Much, but not all, of this meeting will be open to the public.  Attending members of the public may comment on aspects of the rules and help guide the board in its decision making process.  Final approval of changes resides with ...

News from the Council of State Associations Meeting

March 20, 2015

Dr. David Miller (ILaaom Legislatve Director) and Lindy Camardella (ILaaom Treasurer) traveled to Baltimore, MD as Council of State Associations Representatives. They attended crucial meetings for the transition and development of the national presence of TCM.  In addition to working on the core functioning of a national structure, participants at the meeting also accomplished:  Sharing knowledge state-by-state on the status of the dry needling issue, and beginning to conceptualize how we need to manage ...

Ilaaom Continuing Education Presents: Facial Diagnosis for Chinese Medicine Practitioners

March 11, 2015

May 2-3, 2015, 13 CEUs Presented by: Mary Kay Ryan, L.Ac     “To treat disease, one must search for the basis.  Those who know well how to diagnose, they inspect the color and press the vessels.” [Huang di nei jing su wen]“Look at the patient’s color. Observe the eyes. Know how the qi disperses and returns.  Each has its own form.” “Examine the external resonances of the body in order to know ...

Facial Assessment Systems: Chinese Medicine and Beyond

March 11, 2015

 By Mary Kay Ryan Copyright 2015 Mary Kay Ryan “Anyone who looks at complexion and knows the illness may be called enlightened.”  -Ling Shu – Han Dynasty 2nd c BCE “A spirit [superior doctor] looks [at the patient] and knows [his illness]; he does not have to ask him, listen to him or feel his pulse.”  -Chang Shih Hsien c. 1510 BC “First study the patient’s facies (the many faces ...