New Officer Installation

August 12, 2014

Your ILaaom board of directors held our annual retreat and meeting on August 9th. Along with current business and discussions, we elected our officers for year 2014-2015–they are: Tom Hurrle–President Emeritus Member at Large-Dr. David Miller Treasurer–Lindy Camardella Secretary–Kate Phillippi bad credit applications Vice President–Lamya Kamel President–Caroline Jung We are looking forward to a productive year of growth and development of our amazing medicine! Caroline  

Important News Regarding Dry Needling

May 1, 2014

Dear Colleagues: One of the primary missions of all of the Illinois professional acupuncture organizations is to work to assure that the public of the State receives safe and effective acupuncture treatments, and that providers using acupuncture needles are well trained to provide that service.  It has been our contention for over six years that Intramuscular Manual Therapy (aka “Dry Needling”) as performed currently by physical therapists does not provide ...

Exciting News from the Council of State Associations Meeting

May 1, 2014

March 2014 Dear Members: Over this past week we had the honor of participating in an astounding process that we believe will dramatically improve the practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine in the United States. Nineteen states, represented by experienced association leaders, met in person in Columbia, Maryland. With the unanimous consensus of those present, those states crafted a vision for a highly representative, highly accountable, impressively integrated professional association ...

ILaaom Annual Meeting and Ethics Class with Laurie Walsh

May 1, 2014

Hello ILaaom members and friends!  We are hoping you can join us for our Annual Meeting and an Ethics Class taught by Laurie Walsh, free to our members.   Please join us to learn about and discuss: ILaaom’s activity in the year past •  An update from Dr. David Miller’s legislative committee •  ILaaom’s financial report •  The latest national and out-of-state news •  CEU Program Classes •  Events and plans for the year ahead   This ...

Introducing Lamya Kamel as ILaaom’s New Vice President

March 3, 2014

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 03:43   Introducing Lamya Kamel as ILaaom’s new Vice President   Written by Hayley Miller  Dear ILaaom members, As we begin the new year of 2014, we are transitioning our Vice President position to Lamya Kamel. ILaaom is grateful and appreciative of all of Dr. Frank Yurasek’s contributions and work for the association.  Dr. Yurasek will remain closely connected to ILaaom and he remains a valuable resource ...

The Illinois Acupuncturist 2014 Vol. 1

February 25, 2014

The latest version of ILaoom’s newsletter is now available! Click the image to download a copy of The Illinois Acupuncturist 2014, Vol. 1. What is in a name? The Bureau of Labor Statistics edges closer to recognition of “Acupuncturist.” Dr. David Miller writes an valuable piece on the naming question, and defends the complexity, power and origins of AOM. What’s going on with “Dry Needling?” What is the state AcupunctureBoard? Who ...

It’s been a busy few months for ILaaom!

December 17, 2013

The board, committee members, and volunteers have been hard at work bringing you events that support our mission and celebrate the AOM community.  To our members, friends and supporters who joined us, donated, spread the word, or offered encouragement, a sincere thank you! If you’re new to ILaaom or weren’t able to attend the recent happenings, here are some highlights: On September 7, ILaaom hosted the first annual Illinois Walks for ...