Tongren Tang (TRT) Chinese Medicine Culture 同仁堂中医药文化

  Time: 2006
  Category: Traditional medicine and pharmacopeia
  Region: Beijing
  Ref. No.r: IX—7
  Nominating unit[s]: Beijing Tong Ren Tang (Group) Lit. Corp, China
  Beijing TRT is a time-honored brand of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that enjoys a pristine reputation in domestic and overseas markets. It was founded in 1669 and has a history of 337 years.
  Since 1723, TRT was appointed as the supplier of medicines to the royal court in ancient China and maintained this title until 1911. During those 188 years, TRT complied with the imperial court’s standard of medicine, adhered to the court’s secret recipes and pharmaceutical methods, and formed a strict quality supervision system. The integration and influence between TRT and the Qing dynasty’s imperial physicians and drug stores helped TRT develop its modern line of TCM products and services.
  The essence of TRT’s TCM culture is embodied in its value of “Practice virtue and morality provide people with relief from pain and preserve their health”; its values toward quality as “spare no effort, no matter the cost, in pharmaceutical production”; and its management principal of “we shall conduct ourselves with the utmost sincerity and trustworthiness and promote unity of the people”. TRT has also adhered to the professional ethics of treating everyone, the old and the young, equally and fairly. Its unique mark as well as its brand – which includes the Recipes of the Le’s Bolus, Powder, Plaster, and Pellet that have been passed down through the ages, the TRT Medical Catalogue of Bolus, Powder, Plaster, and Pellet, traditional TCM processing techniques, unique pharmacies involving the integration of TCM with imperial medicine shops — have “unique recipes, the best raw materials, excellent workmanship and marked effects”.
  With advances in Western medicine, TRT’s original TCM processing techniques and features could soon face extinction. Traditional pharmaceutical methods are being challenged and its unique technique is at risk of vanishing altogether. TRT has taken unremitting efforts to protect this traditional culture, but ultimately TCM’s continued existence will rely on society’s efforts to preserve these ancient medicinal practices.
  卢广荣 金霭英 关庆维 田瑞华  
  Lu Guangrong, Jin Aiying, Guan Qingwei, and Tian Ruihua

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