Save the date: ILaaom’s ANNUAL 5K WALK-A-THON!

May 14, 2015

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH, 8 am-12 pm GRANT PARK, CHICAGO, IL *Rain or shine We’re raising money to make the following possible: Maintain the integrity and safety of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine as a profession and healthcare service Upgrade the Acupuncture Practice Act to include practicing herbal medicine Increase awareness of acupuncture and make its benefits known Draft proactive legislature to advance acupuncture practice in Illinois Defend acupuncture practice on numerous fronts, ...

Facial Diagnosis: Important details for registrants!

May 1, 2015

Spots are still available for this weekend’s CEU: Facial Diagnosis with Mary Kay Ryan May 2 & 3 at PCOM For those attending the class, here are some important details: Class will be held in Room 17-7 Parking with Validation at 2 Locations near PCOM: $14 at Randolph Parking Garage(20 E. Randolph) $12 at Trump Tower (401 N. Wabash) Registrants are asked to bring a handheld mirror (preferably larger than ...

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 ...

Join Us at One of Our Two ILaaom Meet-Ups in March

February 19, 2015

ILaaom invites you to Two Meet-Up Events! cash loans no fees Northwest Suburbs Meet-Up: Friday, March 6 at Armand’s Pizzeria in Arlington Heights Chicago Meet-Up: Sunday, March 8 at Bullshead Cantina Come for dinner and connect with other acupuncture professionals, learn about important legislative updates that affect our profession, and provide input as to where you hope the profession moves in the future.  This is more than a meet-up event:  We ...

The Illinois Acupuncturist 2015 Volume 1 is now available!

February 13, 2015

Please enjoy our newest edition of The Illinois Acupuncturist. It is chock full of great articles by our colleagues, the latest update on the practice of acupuncture in Illinois, classes and events taking place in the coming months, recent research on acupuncture and even a new ILaaom member benefit! Thank you for your continued support of ILaaom! Kate Phillippi, Editor-in-Chief Click here for some great articles, including: Read a letter from ILaaom ...

Annual Meeting Save the Date: April 12, 2015

February 12, 2015

The next  ILaaom Annual Membership Meeting  will be held on Sunday, April 12 at the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine. ILaaom’s Annual Meeting includes a light lunch exclusively for ILaaom members attending the meeting. Please join us to learn more about our association, current business, and much more! We will also be offering a CPR class to fulfill NCCAOM requirement (4 CEUs) which will be free to all ILaaom members. ...

CBS “American Health Front” Dry Needling Segment has been pulled

January 16, 2015

We received word this morning that the segment of the CBS program, American Health Front, which was to feature Dry Needling, has been pulled.  The segment will not go on the air.  Thank you to everyone who called and logged a complaint.  CBS’s quick response shows how a unified voice can create rapid change.  Thank you for your involvement, and please continue to encourage other practitioners to get involved in ...