Health Tip 3/13
Five Questions to Ask Before Investing 
in an Herbal Pharmacy

Helpful tips from Pacific College Alumnus & Herbalist Justin Penoyer, LAc


1.    How often do you prescribe herbs?

In general, I recommend waiting to invest in an herbal pharmacy until your practice is more established, so you can evaluate the types and quantities of herbs you'll be using. I see many new practitioners move locations in the beginning of their career. Once you've established some roots, an herbal pharmacy will require around 10 patient visits a week to be practical.

*There are natural exceptions to this; as an intern I was focused on herbs and regularly prescribed formulas to my patients (and my family, pets, and anything else I could convince to take herbs), so I knew that herbs would be central when moving into private practice. Many patients continued to see me after graduation, so I was lucky to be busy enough to keep a stock of herbs that expanded as my...READ MORE

March is National Nutrition Month
Healthy Cooking Substitutes & Their Chinese Medicine Benefits
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March is National Nutrition Month! We've compiled some great suggestions for sneaky ways to incorporate healthier foods into your normal cooking.


Check out our infographic on healthy cooking substitutes to use (and the Chinese medicine benefits of each)... READ MORE

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