Any places you can suggest where I can buy quality TCM herbs on line? I've only used western herbs so far, so this is new to me. If anyone has recommendations for books describing the herbs, and especially dosing and cautions, that'd be wonderful too.
There is plenty of information online regarding TCM - I suggest you read quite a bit on this as far as diagnosing and which combinations of herbs are best (their powerful).
Most sites give a short description on the herb and what is used for and also have suggestions for typical ailments.
Again I would proceed carefully choosing them without expert advice http://www.acupuncture.com/herbs/herbaldose.htm
i live in Toronto, Ontario (Canada, don't you know....) - the company, Prime Health Products, is here too....but the herbal tinctures they sell are gold - I swear by them.
I've read they seem expensive, likely because of the shipping if you're American, but if you're looking for liver, kidney, spleen or digestive tonics, this is the place.
I've met the owner twice, she's very sweet and dedicated, and really tries to offer the best possible product.
She believes (and now I do too) that almost every ailment stems from congested liver/gallbladder, which in turn sets off a cascade of troubles thruout the other major organs, as they all work in sequence.
I've used them for about 3 months for liver cleansing, and I love the results.....
At least read thru her website, there's a plethora of good info - hope it helps!