What is ILaaom?
The Illinois Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (ILaaom) is Illinois' oldest Professional organization representing Licensed Acupuncturists and students, along with Oriental Medical Schools and acupuncture-related businesses. It is registered with the State of Illinois as a nonprofit corporation. ILaaom was formed in 1983 (as the Illinois State Acupuncture Association) to be the unifying force for Illinois Acupuncturists to uphold ethical and well-regulated standards of practice and to lobby for legislation to advance the profession.
The ILaaom acknowledges and respects all traditions of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and believes that cooperation and strength among practitioners and supporters will ensure that this ancient medical art will retain its integrity and achieve the recognition and legal status to which it is entitled, thus enhancing the quality of health care for people in Illinois.