You've decided to pursue a career in acupuncture and Oriental medicine. You've graduated and are now a licensed acupuncturist.
So, where do you go from here? Where can you go to find information on the latest products, continuing education programs, and other goods and services to help your practice grow?
"What Are My Choices?" is here to answer those questions. What Are My Choices? is a periodic column that gives you the information you need straight from the experts - the companies themselves. This issue's column focuses on acupuncture suppliers and distributors -- vital ingredients to a successful acupuncture and Oriental medicine practice.
AcuMart Medical Supplies, Inc.: We carry a full line of Oriental medical supplies, such as Quality Disposable Sterile Acupuncture Needles, Herbal Products, Exam Table Paper, Acupuncture Models, Cupping, Moxa and more. We strive to build long-term relationships, not just to make the quick sale. Tel: 800-368-6278; Web: www.acumartusa.com.
Acu-Int'l Supplies, Inc .: We have been supplying quality acupuncture products internationally since 1978. Tel: 888-322-8468; Web: www.acu-intl.com.
Asia Med Professional: Our mission is to provide acupuncturists with the best products, highest quality acupuncture needles and acupuncture supplies at exceptional prices, with a strong commitment to customer satisfaction. Tel: 866-728-9023; Web: www.asiamed.com.
Austin Medical Equipment: We are dedicated to providing you with the finest products available at the best prices, along with offering you expert technical support. Tel: 800-382-0300; Web: www.austinmedical.com.
Carbo Trading: A well-established company since 1992. We are the importer and distributor for the well-known Carbo disposable acupuncture needles in Canada. Tel: 800-370-9077; Web: www.carbotrading.com.
Coastal Medical Supplies, Inc.: Specializing in the supply of top-quality acupuncture needles and supplies. One of only three distributors of the Asiamed needles, CMS guarantees quality and satisfaction for every product we carry. Our customer service representatives have over 10 years of experience, and are always happy to assist you. Let us supply your clinic with quality items at an affordable price. Tel: 866-929-8881; e-mail:
; Web: www.coastalmedicalsupplies.com.
East Earth Trade Winds: A wholesale distributor of Chinese herb products since 1985. We are mentioned in over 30 books as a resource for Chinese herbs. Our product lines include prepared formulas from China, bulk herbs, Nature's Alchemy essential oils and mineral baths, and over 400 Sanjiu herb extract powders. Wholesale price lists are available by request. Tel: 800-258-6878; e-mail:
; Web: www.eastearthtrade.com.
Golden Needle: Golden Needle was established in 2000 as a full service Acupuncture and Herbal Supply Company. We are located near Asheville, North Carolina, with quick shipping to the east coast and Midwest. We offer drop shipping to patients. Please contact us for a catalog and needle samples. Tel: 866-222-2999; e-mail:
; Web: www.thornedist.com.
Honso USA: At Honso, we take science and quality as seriously as you do. We share your interest in having the highest quality Oriental herbal formulas available, and we take your concerns about safety and purity very seriously. With 30 years experience in serving the Japanese medical community with premium-quality Kampo products, Honso is making a long-term commitment to complementary and alternative medicine practitioners in the world. Tel: 480-377-8787; Web: www.honso.com.
Lhasa OMS: Since 1980, Lhasa OMS has been providing the highest quality acupuncture supplies at the lowest possible prices. We carry everything a practitioner would need to stock his/her practice, from a cupuncture needles to Z eel ointment. Visit our new and improved website, where online ordering is available 24 hours a day. Order your supplies from the comfort of your own home. Brand-new 2005 catalog available. Tel: 800-722-8775; e-mail:
; Web: www.lhasaoms.com.
Longherb Health Products, Inc.: We are devoted to helping individuals maintain vibrant health. Dr. Sean Wu is a Chinese medical doctor and herbalist. He practiced in China, received a Masters Degree of Neuroscience (MS) from Iowa, USA and formed the company in 1990. We introduce our new herbal products to help smokers quit smoking for more than 14 years by mail order and on Internet. Tel: 800-766-5372; e-mail:
; Web: www.stopsmokingherbs.com.
MagnaCareLLC: Developers of the Safety Warmer acupuncture point warming device. The Safety Warmer offers the benefits of safely regulated heat without unwanted smoke or odor. It is ideal for smoke-free professional settings, for patient at-home use, and to enhance the benefits of essential oils. We also offer the PMF-Sensation, a versatile hand-held pulsed magnetic field generator with powerful three-way action. Tel: 781-762-9667; e-mail:
; Web: www.magnacareusa.com.
Mayway Corp.: Distributors of exceptionally high quality traditional Chinese herbs and herbal products, including the popular Plum Flower® and Min Shan® Brands. Our thirty years of experience, the combined strengths of our joint-venture herb processing facility and our exclusive partnerships with some of the best GMP factories in China allow us to provide you with superior unsulfured, preservative-free Chinese herbs, 5:1 powdered extracts, and 3rd-party laboratory tested tea pills and tablets. Tel: 800-2-mayway: Web: www.mayway.com.
UPC Medical Supplies, Inc.: Offers a complete line of acupuncture supplies, herbal remedies, natural therapeutic devices and general medical products. For more information about our products or to place an order, please contact us. Tel: 800-790-4888; e-mail:
; Web: www.goacupuncture.com.
If your company offers products or services to the acupuncture/Oriental medicine profession and you would like to be listed in "What Are My Choices?," please contact Acupuncture Today's marketing department at 1-800-324-7758 or