Spring Wind Dispensary
Founded by Andrew Ellis over 20 years ago, Spring Wind Dispensary sources only
the highest quality herbs from around the globe. We are honored to welcome Spring Wind Dispensary into our family.
Set up a practitioner account online to access everything that both pharmacies provide.
Fat Turtle is a full service Chinese Herbal Pharmacy that serves T.C.M. practitioners throughout the U.S. and beyond. We offer custom fulfillment of herbal prescriptions in any format. Also stocked are a variety of patents, external liniments and a range of pediatric and mother focused formulas. You can create custom blends or choose from tried and true classic formulas all made to order from the most premium herbs available. We offer worldwide shipping and can send formulas to your office or directly to your patients.
1. Choose your formula's structure
Fresh is good. All of our formulas are compounded to order.
2. Select herbs and dosages
Choose from over 500 herbs to compose a custom or classic formula. Our built in safeguards will alert you of allergies, contraindicated herbs and toxic dosages.
3. Choose your shipping and billing preferences
1-2 day nationwide shipping starting at $5.99
4. Now its our turn!
We will get to work compounding your formula. It will be from our door to yours in as little as 24 hours.
When we say we test for pesticides, we mean all of them. And because new ones are being developed continuously,
our list is ever growing. Our raw herbs are currently tested for over 380 pesticides and we are the only pharmacy in the U.S.
that has a N.D (non-detectible) pesticide limit for over 90% of our herbs. Nothing gets by us.
We’ll simply trash it or send it back.
Zero tolerance for pesticides means true purity for your patients.
- To meet your needs -
We pride ourselves in sourcing geo-authentic specimens with incredible potency. Our herbs come from GAP (good agricultural practices) certified farms and ethically wildcrafted sources.
- For everything under the sun -
Cell structure comparisons, T.L.C., and active ingredient matching ensure the correct species. Every herb, every time.
Testing is done by 3rd party GMP certified facilities to ensure unbiased results. Incoming herbs are tested for over 380 pesticides.
- The greatest formulas -
With built in safeguards for pregnant and nursing mothers and alerts to prevent the use of toxic herb combinations and dangerous dosages you can rest assured you patients are receiving only the safest formulas.
- For maximum potency -
Storing conditions greatly affect an herbs active ingredients. Where most Pharmacies allow for 24-36 months of herb storage we keep ours for 12 months or less. Most are off the shelf in less than 2 months.
every herb in any format, all made to order
-Lab-tested, Mother Nature approved-
Ask us for certificates of analysis or pesticide lab work for any of our Spring Wind Herbs. You won’t hear crickets or see us crawling under our shell. We’ll even share the geo-coordinates of the farm they were grown on if you want to go see for yourself. Eco-vacay anyone?
-No messy cleanup, just pure, portable pouches-
Decocted in pharmacy from our raw herbs. Volatile oils typically boiled off with at home cooking are retained in the airtight pressure unit while shells and minerals are fully extracted at the controlled temperature. Our BPA and BPS free single serving pouches are the gold standard for our fertility and oncology focused practitioners.
-Not your run of the mill powders-
Pharmaceutical grade granules to dissolve in water or consume in fresh packed vegan capsules. A sophisticated extraction method yields superior product that come out remarkably like a decoction. No cornstarch or soy fillers. Stronger than “tea pills” commonly prescribed.
-Smear it on and let the healing begin-
Poultices or “Gao Yao” are a go to for skin conditions, circulatory problems, sprains, tired joints, sore tendons and bruised bones. Poultices are comprised of freshly ground raw herbs mixed into a paste and slathered onto a piece of gauze or muslin. Rest it on your skin, kick back and let the plaster tend to your ailment.
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How do I start ordering?
Simply register online or call us at 1(310)691-5226. After we verify your credentials we will set you up with an account you can start building formulas using our online ordering system. Orders may also be placed by e-mail and fax. To ensure only accurate formulas reach your patients, phone orders may only be used for simple re-orders, patent medicines and clinic supplies.
Which Pharmacy do I register with?
When you register online you are automatically set up with a practitioner account that accesses everything both pharmacies provide. To offer a more enhanced ordering experience and speedy shipping process, we will compound from either Fat Turtle or Spring Wind Dispensary depending on the formula type and the recipient’s address.
Will there be any changes if I am currently registered with one of the pharmacies already?
Most likely you will simply choose a new login name and password and continue ordering as before. We will let you know via email or phone if any changes will apply to your account. If you have ordered from either pharmacy in the past certain new pricing changes may not apply to your account.
Can I order formulas without being an L.Ac., N.D. or herbalist?
Because we use pharmaceutical grade herbs, only licensed acupuncturists, naturopathic doctors, herbalists and students currently enrolled to become one of the above licensed practitioners can compose and order formula with us.
What if I need help constructing a formula?
We're here to help! We have licensed acupuncturists on staff to assist you any way we can. If you need assistance with a difficult case simply call or e-mail us. When logged into your practitioner account, you can also send us instant messages throughout the formula building process. We will walk you through it.
What if I don’t feel comfortable constructing formulas from scratch?
- Our software's built in safeguards will immediately alert you when you enter known toxic herb combinations, dangerous dosages or pregnant/nursing contraindications.
- Simply transcribe a tried and true Classic Formula and we will compound it to order.
- Consult with our in house licensed acupuncturists who are here to assist you in creating safe and effective formulas.
Where do your herbs come from?
Our raw herbs come from Spring Wind Herbs. Our primary granule supplier is KPC. We pride ourselves on sourcing from suppliers who value stringent testing and support indigenous agriculture practices.
What is your return policy?
Because every formula is made to order and to our practitioner’s specifications, we do not accept returns.
Can I cancel my order?
Because we get to work compounding as soon as you place your order, if you need to cancel a formula please give us a call so we can stop the process. You will only be responsible for the cost of materials used up to the point of cancellation. If we have already shipped or placed your order for pickup, you will be responsible for the cost in full.
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