You've decided to pursue a career in acupuncture and Oriental medicine. You've graduated from school, passed all of your exams, and are now a licensed practitioner.
What do you do next? Where can you go to find information on the latest products, continuing education programs, and other goods and services that will help your practice grow?
"What Are My Choices?" is here to answer all of those questions - and more. What Are My Choices? is an occasional column that gives you the information you need straight from the experts: the companies themselves. This issue's column focuses on needles and related devices - items that are essential to having a successful acupuncture and Oriental medicine practice.
Asia Med Professional: We offer a complete line of acupuncture products including acupuncture needles, press tacks, Apex - permanent auricular acupuncture needles, lasers, moxa, electro-therapy devices, sharps disposed by mail, human models, books, and treatment room supplies. Tel: 866-728-9023; Web: www.asiamed.com.
Austin Medical Equipment: Visit our online store where you will always find quality products at wholesale pricing, prompt delivery, and a knowledgeable staff to serve you. AME provides you with a wide range of products for chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture, massage, home health care, and vitamin supplementation, as well as CD-ROM software on various subjects. AME also offers flexibility in ordering, as well as a lease-for-less program. Tel: 800-382-0300; Web: www.austinmedical.com.
Chinese Masterpiece: Introducing something that you have never seen before and will not find anywhere in the U.S. This is the masterpiece that you've got to have for your own clinical practice or as a gift to others who appreciate the beauty of acupuncture needles. This ancient method of needle making is a result of hundreds of years of expertise, leading to the highest standards for excellence and perfection. Tel: 760-500-7748; Web: www.chinesemasterpiece.com.
Coastal Medical Supplies, Inc.: Specializes 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 c linic with quality items at an affordable price. Tel: 866-929-8881; e-mail:
; Web: www.coastalmedicalsupplies.com.
Golden Needle: We have everything for the acupuncture practitioner all in one place. Use us as your personal pharmacy. This is a great tool for those acupuncturists who do not have access to a full pharmacy. We will fill your granule or raw/crude herb prescriptions and either ship them to you, the practitioner, or we will drop-ship them to your client. All billing will be directed to the practitioner. Turnaround time is faster than you might think. Tel: 866-222-2999; Web: www.thornedist.com.
Lhasa OMS: Since 1980, Lhasa has been providing the highest quality acupuncture supplies at the lowest possible prices. We carry the largest selection of acupuncture needles anywhere! No matter what needle type, packaging, or price level you're looking for, Lhasa OMS has a needle for you. 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. Tel: 800-722-8775; e-mail:
; Web: www.LhasaOMS.com.
LifeWave, LLC: New NanoTechnology Non-Transdermal Energy Patches are like software for the human body. Promote the flow of chi without needles or pressure. New nanotechnology patch; nothing enters the body. Constructed from all-natural ingredients and clinically tested, patent pending, for men and women. E-mail:
; Web: www.LifeWave.com.
Prime Herbs: Prime Herbs is committed to support our member professionals with the best choice of products and information. Prime Herbs Corp. provides a wide selection of top quality nutritional products, medical supplies, up-to-date online information about traditional Chinese medicine and online advertisement service. It is safe, easy and convenient to shop at our Prime Herbs website store. You may order online or by telephone, fax or mail. Tel: 800-469-1599; Web: www.primeherbs.com.
SEIRIN America: For over 25 years, SEIRIN has been the worldwide leader in painless acupuncture. SEIRIN-America distributes all of SEIRIN's products throughout the United States, including SEIRIN J-Type, Laser L-Type, D-Type (without guide tubes), Pyonex press tacks and Spinex intradermal needles. Call or e-mail us today to request a free catalog and sample pack. Tel: 800-337-9338; Web: www.SeirinAmerica.com.
S-TCM Enterprises: We specialize in acupuncture and related products. We offer different types of needles, body models, and medical supplies. Tel: 800-228-9854; Web: www.wujiusa.net.
United Pacific: UPC Medical Supplies, Inc. dba United Pacific Company, was established in 1992. For the past decade, the company has been supplying quality products at everyday low prices to the practitioners and general public in the United States, and all over the world. The products are well-known for their variety, affordability and value, ranging from acupuncture supplies, herbs, chiropractic supplies, physical therapeutic products, general medical to massage tools. Tel: 800-790-4888; Web: www.GoAcupuncture.com.
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