Acupuncture, Herbs, and Medical Supplies

I am proud to say that the number of online supply companies for acupuncture, herbal and medical supplies has gone up tremedously. We are finally at a catalogue free time. Now that is what I'm talking about. I say patronize the ones that were brave enough to make the internet leap. They are in alphabetical order, not by any preference of mine, so check them all out. Happy shopping.

Acupuncture Supplies Herbal Supplies Medical Supplies
Acu-International Supplies
P.O. Box 1225
Carefree, Arizona 85377
??? Truly this is a purple lovers paradise. Surprising number of items if you can navigate the site. The needles they sell don't appear to have a brand name but the site claims greatness. Tons of moxa, electro units, office supplies, proprietary herbs, books, and even funky qi t-shirts. Credit cards and fax ordering. The site is secure even while browsing the catalog.
4630 University Drive
Suite 351
Coral Springs, Florida 33067
CW Korean
Mac Ultra Smooth
Peace (C&D)
Seirin (J/D)
These guys sell Seirin (J, D, intraderms & press tacks), CW Korean needles and Peace (made by Cloud & Dragon). They are also the only other wholesale distributor of Mayway's GMP quality Plum Flower & Min Shan Brand Herbs (aside from Mayway themselves). Currently that would make them the only people out there where you can get quality herbs right there without getting a subscription, membership, or account (good stuff!!). Good array of moxa, cupping and other adjunctive technique equipment. Newly added Heel/BHI Homeopathic remedies as well. They'll even send you a sample of all their needles upon request which is cool. Good pictures for everything so you know exactly what you are getting. Credit cards and secure check out. Free shipping if over 150$.
Acupuncture Products
Acupuncture Products
1418 8th Street
Rockford, IL
none Focusing mostly on well designed and inexpensive Acupuncture charts that help both students and practitioners alike. They also provide free information and charts you can download that are great reminders of basic theory. Listings for practitioners, as well as state and national associations.
Storegade 58
6800 Varde
Phone: +45 75 22 47 05
Fax: +45 76 94 09 77
Cloud & Dragon
A basic but well designed site whose tag is "Inexpensive acupuncture shop with only quality products." Their prices are okay and they have a modest supply of the usual books, moxa, electro and adjunctive devices. They have interesting french devices for electro and light stimulators, some based on Nogier's designs. The needles are interesting but you should ask for a sample and see how they feel to you. Secure check out and all, but the catch is shipping will run you either 30$ or 60$ which I just don't get.
AcuNeeds Australia
Acuneeds Australia
622 Camberwell Road
Camberwell, VIC 3124
Phone: +61 3 9889 4100
Fax: +61 3 9889 1200
Australia based supply company whose needles include Seirin and Hwato. Beautiful looking site, extremely well-designed. A very good supply of electro machines and "pain relief" machines, as well as over 20 pages worth of books (and at good prices too)! Herbs are from a few different factories all GMP certified by the TGA (like the FDA). They also are the only acupuncture supply company who sell ear candles, and even have a nice page on the history of it. Major credit cards and secure check out. Contrary to what you may think, the shipping doesn't take long at all. It took three days from order day to arrival on the east coast. Not bad at all.
AcupunctureSupplies AcuMaster
Also known as Med Servi-Systems, this Canadian supply site contains a lot of needles. They also have a good supply of all the adjunctive equipment, as well as office supplies, charts and even videos. There is a 5% discount on all web purchases which is cool. They have pics for most items but not all. Unfortunately they are missing them for the needles which I have never heard of before. Secure check out and all credit cards.
Austin Medical Equipment, Inc.
1900 South Mannheim Rd.
Westchester, Il 60154
Austin appears to cater to physical therapy places but just added an acupuncture section that has Seirins & Millennia needles, tons of electro, tens, and pointers but that's about it. Credit cards and secure check out.
Go Acupuncture
UPC Medical Supplies, Inc.
219 South Raymond Avenue
Alhambra, CA 91801
These guys have been around since the early 90's and had an early web presence. They sell Kingli, Spirit and Millenia brand needles. Huge supply of herbal patent products from China (hard to tell manufacturer). Large supply of general clinic supplies, teas, books, cd/roms, and pictures of almost every item which is cool. They also do free shipping on anything over 35$ which few others do. All major credit cards and secure check out.
Health Point Products
1804 Plaza Ave. Ste. # 21
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
Phone: 516-328-6671
Fax 516-328-6926
Health Point sells Natural Brand Needles, plus Sharp Brand (my personal favorite), Seirins, and Millenia. They too have a modest supply of adjunctive stuff including horns for gua sha (hard to find). They also sell what seems to be their own proprietary herbal formulas. The site needs a few more graphics of their inventory and they'd be good to go. Credit cards and secure check out (not default so make you sure you click secure when checking out!).

606 Charcot Ave.
San Jose, CA 95131
Fax: 1-408-433-5566
Helio does their catalog through Craneherb which is a great source of herbs. Problem is you have to send them a copy of your license or proof that you are a student to be able to buy stuff. Until you do, and then log in, you can't even see what their prices are. Their catalog is pretty extensive and their needle selection are all excellent alternatives to the norm. You put a credit card on file with your first order and that is what they use so there really is no checkout.
Lhasa OMS
230 Libbey Parkway
Weymouth, MA 02189
Nano Tech
These guys finally took that step to selling their catalog online. It's about time too. They definitely have a very large selection of stuff. Their prices aren't always the lowest but you can get a lot of stuff here not found elsewhere, especially since the 2 companies merged together. Secure checkout and all that fun stuff.
Relaxing Natural Health
19 Warwick Road
Watertown, MA 02472
Voice: 617-924-1901
Fax: 617-924-1901
At least these guys have their catalogue online. You can't order online but they have a printable version of their order form. Small supply of needles, cups, and moxa. Additionally some herbs with pictures but I can't tell manufacturer at all.