American Society of Acupuncturists, our National Association, Held First National Meeting in Albuquerque

March 9, 2016

The first national meeting of the American Society of Acupuncturists was held March 4 & 5 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The meeting included delegates from participating state associations (with ILaaom well-represented by Lindy Camardella, Vel Natarajan, and Dr. David Miller) and representatives from NCCAOM, ACAOM, and CCAOM.   Lindy reports an exciting and productive day 1 of meetings led brilliantly by our own Dr. David Miller. We look forward to ...

Illinois Board of Acupuncture Meeting, May 16

March 5, 2016

Mark you calendar for the next Board of Acupuncture meeting! The next business meeting of the Illinois Board of Acupuncture is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 16, 2016 in the IDFPR Chicago office. The office is located on the 9th floor of the James R. Thompson Center, 100 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601. The first portion of the meeting is open to the general public.

ILaaom Annual Meeting and Ethics Class April 24

March 2, 2016

Join ILaaom for our Annual Meeting on April 24th at PCOM (lunch provided for ILaaom members attending the meeting). An Ethics Class will be offered the same day and also free to ILaaom members.  10:00am-12:15 pm: First half of Ethics Class 12:15pm-2:30pm: ILaaom Annual Meeting and a light lunch for Members 2:30pm-4:45pm: Second half of Ethics Class $80 for non-members  $30 for students  Free to ILaaom members Registration coming soon!

Thank You for Celebrating Chinese New Year with ILaaom

March 2, 2016

Thank you to our ILaaom members and friends for coming out and celebrating 2016 Chinese New Year with ILaaom! We had a wonderful turnout and participation! The celebration was filled with an informative talk from guest speaker Dr. Yuan, delicious food, lovely live music, an exciting silent auction and raffle, and socializing with friends and colleagues!      

The Illinois Acupuncturist 2016 Vol. 1 — Call for Submissions

March 2, 2016

The next issue of The Illinois Acupuncturist will be published in March 2016. Deadline for article submission is March 7 so please send in your articles to It’s time to think about any ideas that you’ve been wanting to put down on paper and share with other members of ILaaom.  This is your chance to be the expert on a topic that you care about, and hundreds of our ...

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, ...