Class Postponed

June 29, 2016

ILaaom CEU Announcement: Brian Neill’s Intro to Hari Class has been postponed. We apololgize for any inconvenience for this class modification. Please stay tuned to our website and Facebook for the new class dates.

The Spring 2016 Issue of Meridians is now available for download!

May 3, 2016

This issue and all previous issues through 2015 of Meridians: the Journal of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine are free to ILaaom members.  To download your issue of Meridians, log onto  The issues are available in the Members Only section.   You can learn more about Meridians: The Journal of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine– a peer-reviewed journal featuring scientific articles focusing on the professional practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine, at  Meridians also accepts submissions from both published ...

Please join ILaaom for Chinese New Year 2016!

January 2, 2016

Please join us for an evening of socializing with our community and colleagues, a delicious dinner including vegetarian options, speakers from our field, raffle prizes, and silent auction. Student tickets include a raffle ticket for the student raffle. ILaaom will be giving out two $150 scholarships! Date and Time February 21, 2016 5:30pm-9:00pm Location Phoenix Restaurant, Chinatown 2131 S. Archer, Chicago, IL 60616 Pricing Early Bird—valid through February 14, 2014 ...

The Illinois Acupuncturist 2015 Volume II is here!

October 19, 2015

 We hope you enjoy the newest edition of the Illinois Acupuncturist!  This issue explores several topics of interest to practitioners, patients and students, from statistics on the use of AOM in chemotherapy patients to the latest news about the American Society of Acupuncturists, information about ILaaom’s upcoming events and Continuing Education seminars, and more!  The issue features new and returning authors who have worked hard to produce these interesting and informative pieces.  Click here ...

Join Us for ILaaom’s October Meet-Up Event

October 12, 2015

Join your fellow ILaaom colleagues for dinner in Arlington Heights. Our discussion will include legislative updates that affect our profession, transitions and movements in our medicine, and upcoming events in the new year. This meet-up is an opportunity for you to share your thoughts on what you want for the future and development of our profession. Details for the Meet-Up: Date/Time: October 25th from 6:00pm-8:00pm Location: Bistro Chen 10 East ...

Let’s Make the Most of AOM Day– October 24!

October 11, 2015

Acupuncture and Otiental medicine day is part of an effort to increase public awareness of the progress, promise, and benefits of AOM.  Let’s make the most of this combined effort to spread great news about our medicine.  Here is an Outreach Tookit  to give you ideas on how to put on events in your office or connect with your community. THE GOAL: To get more registered events on AOM Day than ...

Call for articles for The IL Acupuncturist

September 25, 2015

The next issue of The Illinois Acupuncturist, ILaaom’s annual newsletter, will be published in October 2015. We publish articles from published and first-time writers on topics relating to the practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Deadline for submission is October 1, 2015. This is your chance to be the expert on a topic that you care about, and hundreds of our members and friends will see your name in print. ...

Thank you to everyone who helped make IL Walks for Acupuncture 2015 a great success!

September 17, 2015

Thank you to everyone who walked with us on Sunday at Grant Park!  It was a beautiful day for qi gong with Tom Hurrle, a walk along the lake, and a raffle.  Thank you to our sponsors, walkers, and donors, IL Walks for Acupuncture netted $17,500!  This will go a long way toward supporting acupuncture and oriental medicine here in Illinois. A special thank you to our top fundraiser, Olivia Friedman, ...

Only 2 weeks until IL Walks for Acupuncture!

August 28, 2015

Register today for Illinois Walks for Acupuncture!  ILaaom’s third annual walk-a-thon is a great chance to show your support for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, meet AOM practitioners, and enjoy a 5k walk with beautiful scenery. IL Walks for Acupuncture is not only a fun event and show of solidarity– it’s an important fundraiser to support ILaaom’s lobbying efforts to protect and advance the profession and practice of Acupuncture and Oriental ...

Walk-a-thon prize for top fundraiser is a stay in villa in Turkey!

August 19, 2015

You can still register to join Illinois Walks for Acupuncture and begin fundraising until August 28.  This year’s prize for the top fundraiser or fundraising team is a stay in a 2-bedroom villa in a coastal town near Bodrum City.  The villa, which sleeps four, is withing walking distance of the beach, shopping, and beachfront restaurants and boasts stellar views of the Mediterranean.  TripAdvisor calls Bodrum “one of Turkey’s most popular ...