Al Stone, L.Ac, DAOM: In 1995, Al Stone founded Acupuncture.com, a site that earned numerous awards and international goodwill while he was in the driver’s seat there. He also was the founder and webmaster of other popular Chinese medicine related websites such as gancao.net and eagleherbs.com.
Eagleherbs.com was the outcome of his 15 years of experience in bringing the highest level of herbalism to the online community. Creating customized formulas following an extensive consultation was unheard of in the early days of the internet, but because of Al Stone’s significant online presence, the need to provide this service became clear beginning in 1995. He had been working with individuals all over the world since then.
In 2012, Al found out that a minor eye problem was being caused by a rare but deadly ocular melanoma. Despite Western treatment and Chinese herbs, Al passed away early in the morning of May 24th, 2013 with his brother, Ken, at his side.
Douglas Eisenstark L.Ac. writes:
“Al was my good friend. He had some wonderful assistants working with him at Eagle Herbs and we promised him we would carry on with the business with the same quality that he had always provided. I am also an acupuncturist and herbalist and had know Al for over 20 years. For a couple of decades, we have had long, long discussions about herbs and the best way to know and prescribe them.
Al was not afraid of dying, he was a very spiritual man and as things go, even in his illness, he did it with humour and class. Before he died, Al asked me to take on Eagleherbs.com. We had a very intense month of making the transition before he passed away.
As Al always said, ‘Everything changes.’"