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In the world as we now know it, ILSA wants to work together with other professions as we navigate a world with COVID-19 along with breaking down barriers in racial inequalities.

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) report found that:

  • Disparities in health care exist and are associated with worse health outcomes


  •  Health care disparities occur in the context of broader inequality.


  • There are many sources across health systems, providers, patients and managers that contribute towards disparities.


  • Bias, stereotyping, prejudice and clinical uncertainty contribute to disparities.


  • A small number of studies suggest that racial and ethnic minority patients are more likely to refuse treatment.



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When looking for an acupuncturist near you, we know you will want the best. These practitioners stand up for their medicine and will stand up for you as their patient.

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Strengthen the acupuncture profession by joining ILSA.  Your support allows the association to protect our scope of practice, provide discounts on continuing education classes and events, and allows you to build networks and community.

As an ILSA member, you automatically become a member of the American Society of Acupuncturists which provides additional discounts on insurance policies and discounts on CE’s provided in all ASA states.


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About The Illinois Society of Acupuncturists

The Illinois Society of Acupuncturists (ILSA) formerly known as the Illinois Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (ILaaom) is Illinois’ oldest professional organization representing Licensed Acupuncturists and students, along with Acupuncture and Herbal Medical Schools and acupuncture-related businesses. It is registered with the State of Illinois as a nonprofit corporation. ILSA 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.


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126 E. Wing St, Suite 209

Arlington Heights, IL 60004