Herbal Supplies

 

BALANCE HEALTHCARE, LTD
http://www.balancehealthcare.com/ — We supply high quality Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture products to professional practitioners and students only, and are dedicated to providing an unrivalled standard of service. UK company.

BLUE POPPY ENTERPRISES
http://www.bluepoppy.com — Internal herbal formulations and herbal topical tinctures and ointments are part of their product line.

CHINA HERB COMPANY
http://www.chinaherbco.com — We provide you and your patients with precise formulas that you may require. There is no mixing or matching of herbsand nothing extra or unnecessary. When you place an order with China Herb Company, you can be assured that your formula elegantly contains only what is necessary. Sells only to practitioners.

CHINA MED
http://www.chinamed.org — Chinese herb formulas and medical devices.

COMPANION PLANTS
http://www.companionplants.com — We carry hundreds of common and not-so-common live plants, herbs, seeds, roots, and mushrooms.

CRANE HERB COMPANY
http://www.craneherb.com — Crane Herb Company is the world’s largest distributor of Chinese herbs, herbal formulas and acupuncture supplies.

EASTERN CURRENTS DISTRIBUTING LTD.
http://www.easterncurrents.ca — We are an importer and distributor of acupuncture and herbal medicine. We have been supplying the Canadian market with quality supplies for the past 15 years. 9109 Shaughnessy St., Vancouver, BC V6P 6R9, tel 1-800-667-6866, fax 604-263-5042

FAR EAST SUMMIT
http://www.fareastsummit.com — Far East Summit is celebrating its 10th anniversary of manufacturing and distributing herbal products to licensed professionals.

FRONTIER COOPERATIVE FARMS
http://www.frontierherb.comHerbs in bulk, extracts & custom formulas.

GO ACUPUNCTURE
www.GoAcupuncture.com — For the past decade, the company has been supplying quality products at everyday low prices to the professional practitioners in the United States, Canada, Europe, South & Central America.

GOLDEN FLOWER HERBS
http://www.gfcherbs.com/ — A practitioner-based and oriented source for Chinese herbal products. Along with our extensive selection of Chinese herbs and formulas, we carry a full line of acupuncture needles and supplies, and books on acupuncture and Chinese medicine. We sell only to licensed health care providers.

GOLDEN NEEDLE ACUPUNCTURE, HERBAL AND MEDICAL SUPPLY, INC.
http://www.goldenneedleonline.com/ — Bulk Herbs, Min Tong Granules, Far East Summit, Blue Poppy, Dr Kang, Traditional Patents, Tai Botanicals, BioEssence, Jade Dragon, Herbal Times, TangLong, Min Tong Tablets, Vitality Works, Pure Encapsulations, AllVia, Seirin, Millenium, Magi, NanoTech, Holy Dragon, Medical Supplies, SpringWind and much more.

HEALTH CONCERNS
http://www.healthconcerns.com — “Chinese herbal products from Health Concerns are a revolutionary blend of the old and the new.”

HONSO USA
http://www.honso.com — “With over 30 years experience in serving the Japanese medical community with premium-quality Kampo products, Honso is making a long-term commitment to bringing the best Oriental herbal products to complementary and alternative medicine practitioners in the US.”

K’AN HERB COMPANY
http://www.kanherb.com — Specializes in Chinese herbs.
6001 Butler Lane, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. Phone 800-543-5233.

KPC HERBS
http://www.kpc.com — Chinese herb concentrates in granule, capsule and tablet forms.

MAYWAY CHINESE HERBS & HERBAL PRODUCTS
http://www.mayway.com — We strive to provide our customers with the highest degree of service and with the best quality products possible. Mayway only sells its products to health care practitioners, health related businesses and students of traditional Chinese medicine.

NUHERBS CO.
http://www.nuherbs.com/ — Nuherbs Co. celebrates over twenty-five years of serving the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine community. Through three generations, we have worked hard to build a reputation as a source of high quality Chinese herbs. Sells Herbal Times brand of Chinese herbs.

PACIFIC BIOLOGIC
http://www.pacificbiologic.com — Offers a number of unique herbal formulae.

PO SUM ON MEDICATED OIL
http://www.posumon.com.hk/ — We welcome you to this official site of Po Sum On Medicine Factory Ltd. Makers of Po Sum On Medicated Oil and Po Sum On Healing Balm, with formulae dating back 90 years.

SKS BOTTLE & PACKAGING
http://www.sks-bottle.com — Besides our collection of herbal books, we carry a wide variety of containers and packaging supplies, from glass bottles, to plastic jars and metal tins all of which are great for herbal products.

SKYE HERBALS
http://www.skyeherbals.com — We are a Milk Thistle extraction company founded, managed, and operated by Licensed Herbalists with the sole intention of providing the highest quality extracts for your health needs.

SPRING WIND HERBS
http://www.springwind.com — We currently offer two categories of products: Herbal Skin Care Products and a line of products to address aching, sore or injured muscles and joints.

SUN TEN
http://www.sunten.com — Chinese herbal extracts.
9200 Jeronimo Road, Irvine, CA 92618. Phone 800-333-HERB (4372)

WILD WEEDS
http://www.wildweeds.com — Handmade herbals and herbalists supplies, including hard-to-find oils. Call 707-786-4906 with herbal questions.
P.O. Box 88, 302 Camp Weott Rd., Ferndale, CA 95536. Phone 800-553-WILD (9453)

This course is a practical study of the internal and external causes of disease within the Eastern medical model. A clear understanding of 'TCM pathologies' is needed in order to apply the sophisticated system of Oriental Medicine based on sign and symptom patterns.
This course consists of procedures of physical and neurological examination; providing an understanding of the methods used in making physical diagnosis.
Courses begin with a review of the normal physiological  processes and then discuss how these are altered by disease.  Students will be able to recognize pathological indicators and biochemical pathways to better correlate the basic science of pathology with physical diagnosis and disorders related to nutrition.
This course is a review of the basic sciences focusing on chemistry, microbiology and human biology. Includes an overview of the basic structures of organic molecules sufficient to understand the structure of chemical compounds studied in human chemistry. This course prepares students for courses in physiology, pathology and other western clinical sciences.
This directed learning paper develops additional competencies in basic sciences. Five pathological disorders from different systems are assigned.
This class concentrates on the processes involved with taking in and utilizing food substances by which growth, repair and maintenance of activities in the body as a whole or in any of its parts are accomplished. This includes ingestion, digestion, absorption and metabolism, as well as, basic nutritional needs and the use of vitamins, minerals and supplements.
This class includes topics in neuroanatomy and neurophysiology. Mechanisms of the nervous system are covered as related to the scientific basis of Acupuncture and its application to the treatment of disease. Students in this class gain the ability to explain the mechanisms of Acupuncture in modern medical terms. Communication skills between Acupuncturists and Medical professionals are stressed.
Students continue to practice needle insertion with combinations of points that would be used in treatment.  There is emphasis on safety with difficult points and more complex point prescriptions.
Students review the anatomical structures through which needles pass at progressive depths of the body.  This includes proper insertion, angle, depth, duration and withdrawl of needles.
At the beginning of the second year, students begin developing needle insertion skills. Students receive intensive instruction in techniques of clean needle insertion as approved by current national standards.
This course helps students develop their skills in organization and analysis of presenting symptoms.  The clinic review class includes evaluation of the physical and psychological components of an illness and specific treatment strategies.
This class covers the basis of treatment using the eight principle and secondary vessel pathology. Students learn to formulate a treatment using the information gathered from pulse and tongue diagnosis. Practical use of classical point categories such as antique points, influential points and windows of the sky points in the treatment of eight principle disease patterns will be covered.
It is in this class that the prior three quarter of TCM theory begin to flower and faculty can see the "light bulb go on", as students get a sense of how well the TCM theory fits together.  At this point, students are beginning their next phase of clinic and now have responsibility of using this information in a clinical setting.
A continuation of Anatomy 1, this course is an in-depth study of visceral structure and physiologic function of the human body.
This course is an in-depth study of the somatic structure of the human body: skeletal, muscular, ligamentous, and an introduction to the peripheral nerves. There is attention given to the palpatory anatomy that will be needed for Point Location and Needle Technique classes.
In this course, students are oriented to the procedures and protocol needed to successfully complete internship. Physical assessment skills needed in the practice of Oriental Medicine are covered including: vital signs, temperature, pulse, and blood pressure. Standards of history taking, SOAP noting and unique documentation found in TCM clinical records are part of this course.
This course includes discussion that brings up pertinent issues in healthcare practice and examines the approach taken by a counselor. It focuses on ethical decision-making and the patient practitioner relationship.
The directed learning paper traces the development of Chinese medicine including: the classics, historical figures and periods, and a discussion of important theoretical developments. It gives students a respect for the ancient traditions from which the modern, clinical practice of TCM developed.
The moral and ethical principles that are the core of the teachings of Confucius and Lao Tzu are taught in a manner that can be applied in present day. The influence of these schools on the development of Chinese medicine is stressed in this course.
This course continues massage techniques to regions of the body for local and systemic problem. Good Tui Na technique combined with accessory techniques is an important adjunct to an acupuncture practice.
Tui Na is a form of Chinese massage that includes different hand techniques applied to specific areas of the body. Students will gain proficiency in manipulation skill and sensitivity to energy balancing as they practice techniques in class and apply them in clinic.
Students will attend lectures, demonstrate and practice in the traditional and modern accessory techniques of Oriental Medicine: moxibustion, magnets, guasha, cupping and auricular techniques.
In this course, students will use charts, models and their fellow students as subjects to locate and mark the most important acupuncture points. Students will spend six quarters developing the sensitivity needed to achieve the Qi sensation required for effective treatment.
In this course, students will use charts, models and their fellow students as subjects to locate and mark the most important acupuncture points. Students will spend six quarters developing the sensitivity needed to achieve the Qi sensation required for effective treatment.
This course further studies the eight principle theory as it applies to the pathology of the five phases, the Zang Fu organs and the triple burner.
The rigorous clinic –based educational experience is designed to take classroom learning and first year theory so have students see the clinical application of concepts during their internship activities and experiences.
This is the first class in Chinese medical theory and introduces students to the language and refinement found in Midwest’s academic program. This class will also establish the foundation from which student’s understandings will grow.