Where to Find Traditional Chinese Remedies
- Many reputable online shops sell Traditional Chinese Remedies. It always pays to compare prices. Generally speaking, there is far less product counterfeiting than is the public percetion. If you find a site you like, order 1 or 2 products and if you are satisfied, then go back and order more!
Remedies in a Retail Location
- Most large cities have a Chinatown or Asian area where you can find pharmacies, or even a grocery store with a pharmacy section. In spite of potential language barriers, most shop owners are willing to help you find what you need. Many pharmacies or herb shops have herbalists on staff and accept walk-in consultations.
Finding a TCM Doctor or Acupuncturist
- If you have no referrals, try Yelp.com. Enter your zip code and then in the search bar try one of the following phrases: "Traditional Chinese Medicine", "Acupuncture", "Naturopath","Chinese Herbalist", or something similar. Reading the reviews is not a guarantee, but it is a good way to get pointed in the right direction.
- The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) maintains a practitioner directory at http://www.nccaom.org/fap. Find someone near you listed here, and then "Yelp" him or her.
- If you live within driving distance of a local "Chinatown" in your area, visit an herb shop and make inquiries. Most shop owners are friendly and willing to help, although ocassionally language is a barrier to a good conversation. Many herb shops have doctors in residence and you can get a walk-in appointment.