These guys (and gals) do it old school. As in using an ABACUS old school.
The gf needed to pick up some premo ginseng to make tea with, so came here. Busily filling several prescriptions, it was interesting to watch. The employees weigh the herbs and such using a stick, some string, and different weights. (Digital scales are for lazy people).
It took a while to get her order filled as a guy... more
My experience here has been short, smelly and a bit surly -- but I think that's just the way it is. My acupuncturist and herb prescriber filled a prescription for me here. It's like going to a pharmacist, but instead of viles of pills, you get a stuffed bag (2 week supply) of raw ingredients that need to be boiled down to make a "tea." I say tea in quotation marks because you should be warned.... more
I love Beijing Trading Co (BTC)! This place is really awesome. I've been seeing a naturopath and acupuncturist for over a decade now instead of a Western medical dr and am completely sold on the benefits of Eastern medicine.
My naturopath was actually the one who got me hooked on BTC. He sends me over there when I need full herbs and Chinese meds instead of the powder capsule (etc) versions.... more