Recruiting for Research Study

April 4, 2018

Effect of Acupuncture on Vulvodynia Pain at the University of Illinois at Chicago We are looking for women with any type of vulvodynia pain to participate in a research study looking at whether acupuncture can help manage vulvodynia pain. The study includes 10 acupuncture treatments over 5 weeks, and will be conducted at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing. Women between 18 and 45 years of age ...

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CE: “Treating Cancer Patients with Chinese Herbs” by Sharon Weizenbaum, L.Ac

January 14, 2018

February 10, 2018 – 9am-5pm February 11, 2018 – 9am-4pm   Location: Double Tree by Hilton 75 W. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, Illinois, 60005, Phone: 847-364-7600   11.5 IL CEU’s NCCAOM approval pending   Lunch is Included along with tea/coffee and snacks Gluten free and Vegetarian Options are available   Cost                                            *Early Bird:              Regular: ASA/ILAAOM ...

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Event: Chinese New Year Celebration

November 16, 2017

Come out for ILaaom’s 2018 Chinese New Year Celebration! Date: February 25, 2018, 4-7pm Bistro Chen 10 E. Miner Street, Arlington Heights, IL 60004 Join us as we celebrate the new year with a buffet style meal and an exciting silent auction. Register Now! Pricing: Early Bird (register by Sunday, February 18, 2018) Professional Members & Guests $60 Non-Members: $65 Student Members & Guests $25 Regular price tickets: Professional Members & ...

The Illinois Acupuncturist 2017 Vol. 2 is now available!

October 24, 2017

We hope you enjoy the newest issue of The Illinois Acupuncturist, 2017 Vol. 2The Illinois Acupuncturist 2017 Vol 2. Our colleagues have once again produced exciting and relevant articles.  We are excited to share the latest updates on the practice of acupuncture nationally and here in Illinois, classes and events taking place in the coming months, Ilaaom’s recent events and activities, and information you can implement in your practice. Thank you ...

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.

ILaaom is delighted to announce our newly elected Board Directors:Olivia Hsu Friedman and Amanda J. Kreiss 

June 25, 2016

Olivia and Amanda will both be serving their first three-year terms. Congratulations to both of our newly elected Board Directors. Thank you, Olivia and Amanda, for stepping forward to serve our association and community. We look forward to working together to further the growth and flourishment of our profession. Thank you to all of our members who participated in our election!A month ago, I had herpes on my lips, and there was a packing of Zovirax tablets, I started treating them immediately, and the next day I bought Acyclovir in the pharmacy.

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 ...

ILaaom Board Elections: Nominee Bios

April 26, 2016

Attention ILaaom Professional Members!  We have two nominees, Olivia Hsu Friedman and Amanda J. Kreiss, for two open ILaaom board positions.  For instructions on voting, please click here.  Please click here to download your ballot. Olivia Hsu Friedman Bio: Olivia received a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine (Dipl.OM) from the National Certification Commission of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in 2016 and is a licensed Illinois acupuncturist. She earned a Master of Science in Oriental ...