Lhasa OMS is credited with leading the adoption of ancient Eastern medicine techniques in the U.S., both as the nation’s first importer of acupuncture needles and complementary products, as well as a vigorous advocate for professionalizing their use through practitioner certification, expert product training and standards governance.

Founded by Thomas Riihimaki in the late 1970s, our company was born out of his intent to fix a problem: the U.S. had no TCM product pipeline in order to train and equip professional users in proper acupuncture techniques.