Oppose Illinois Restrictions on Chinese Herbology
Take Action and Oppose Illinois SB1133.
Help us Protect Chinese Herbology in Illinois
If you live in Illinois, Click Here to send a message in opposition to SB1133, sponsored and introduced by Illinois State Senator Harmon and Representative Mah. This bill attempts to ban freedom of speech and restrict a person from disclosing that they are trained in Chinese Herbology unless they are a member of a very small select group of people, not including many wonderfully trained herbalists in Illinois.
The bill prohibits a person from saying that they are trained in Chinese Herbology unless they are a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine or a substantially equivalent status approved by the Department or proof that he or she has successfully completed the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Chinese Herbology Examination or a substantially equivalent examination approved by the Department.
This bill is a freedom of speech infringement as well as a freedom of education infringement and an attempt by the acupuncture profession to use their licensing law to create an exclusive market and practice of Chinese Herbology, an age ole traditional profession and option for consumers.
Please oppose this bill and Click Here to send your message to your legislators. Do not allow this bill to move forward. Protect Illinois citizen’s access to all herbology.