|Stamp Title:||TCM Enterprises|
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|Date of Issue:||2012-03-14|
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|Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) features four traditional methods of diagnosis — observing, listening and smelling, inquiring, and pulse-reading, as well as such therapy practices as herbal recipes and acupuncture. It forms a unique theoretical system in the world medical community. The most prestigious time-honored TCM brands include Tong Ren Tang, Hu Qing Yu Tang, Lei Yun Shang and Chen Li Ji. Chen Li Ji, co-founded by Guangdong merchants Chen Tiquan and Li Shengzuo in 1600 as one of the first TCM pharmaceutical factories in China, is now headquartered south of Guangzhou Avenue in the city of Guangzhou. |
Over the past centuries, the enterprise has distinguished itself with a wide collection of ancient formulas, effective medicinal herbs, and exquisite pharmaceutical techniques, especially the making of wax pills, a technique initiated by the drugstore itself. The Chen Li Ji TCM culture was listed as a National Intangible Cultural Heritage extension project in 2008.
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