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You’ve seen one pharmacy, you’ve seen them all… until you see Stanley’s Pharmacy, a gold-tinted, bright marigold accented, Drinks+Drugs wellness space tucked into one of the quieter side streets on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Here, Stanley George, the charming and affectionate founder, presides over his unique pharmacy bar, where blue-sky murals and wall-to-wall windows instantly transport you to your own personal perfect day.
People come from all over the world to visit Stanley. Some visit once or twice a year. Others stop by every day. They come to Stanley’s Pharmacy for modern solutions to their ailments, both body and mind, physical and emotional. And by doing so, they open themselves up to traditions and practices that blend both Eastern and Western medicine.
Applying up-to-date medical research with Ayurvedic practices, Chinese medicine, and old 19th-century apothecary tricks, Stanley sees his job as a facilitator, to help us discover what we each uniquely need: drink or drugs, teas or supplements. All in all, he isn’t aiming for us to arrive at happiness perse, or even “normalcy.” Moreso, he wants to put our mind/body in a place of balance. When you have balance, you have freedom. I hope you’re inspired to meet him. When I’m out of balance, there’s nothing more healing than Stanley’s Pharmacy elixirs.
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