Edith Davis Herbal Dispensary

COVID-19 Update: The Herbal Dispensary is remaining open for prescription needs and telemedicine orders which may be shipped or picked up at the bookstore. Call for operational hours.

We maintain an inventory of more than 800 raw, powdered, and patent herbs and formulas. Prescriptions can be filled from any licensed acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine provider.

Ordering herbs or formulas:

  • A written order from a licensed acupuncturist is required. Fax in your license if we do not have it on file.
  • Submit your order by fax or email mcaompharmacy@nwhealth.edu. Phone orders are not accepted.
  • Orders are usually available same-day. You will receive a confirmation email when your order has been filled.
  • Prescriptions can be picked up or mailed for a small fee.

About Edith Davis

Edith Davis BA, LAc, DiplAc (1921-2008), was a pioneering leader for integrating acupuncture and Oriental medicine into today’s health care system. Her legacy at Northwestern lives on in the herbal dispensary that bears her name – the Edith Davis Herbal Dispensary.

Davis spent decades promoting her passion for acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Beginning in 1982, she was directly involved with acupuncture policy development at state and national levels, as well as the development of national certification standards.

She was a founding member and the first president of the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association of Minnesota. That same association later awarded her with its Acupuncturist of the Year Award.

In 1990, Edith Davis started the Minnesota Institute of Acupuncture and Herbal Studies. By 1999, the institute merged with Northwestern Health Sciences University to later become the College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.