About Us

The name ShiZhen may be unfamiliar to many, but to anyone familiar with Traditional Chinese Medicine the name is well known. For ShiZhen was a very remarkable person. Dr ShiZhen Li lived long ago in the Ming dynasty. He was born into a medical family in 1518 and died in 1593. He went into the mountains to collect herbs and to learn from farmers. He spent over 30 years writing and eventually he completed the book ´Ben Cao Gang Mu´. It has 190, 000 words, which recorded 1892 herbs, over 10,000 prescriptions and over 1,000 detailed drawings in 52 volumes. At the time his work greatly enriched the scope of herbal treatments, and it influenced the worlds medical science and plant botany. His work has been developed and the modern Materia Medica documents over six thousand substances. Dr ShiZhen Li lived to 75 years, a very advanced age at the time. In Chinese thinking any year after the age of 70 is considered a precious year. The name ShiZhen has come to mean ´precious time´ or ´precious life´.


Named after an inspiring figure in the history of Chinese Medicine, ShiZhen´s joint purpose is to supply fine quality, value for money, herbal products to the industry and general public in the UK and abroad, and a dedicated Traditional Chinese Medical service in towns and cities throughout the UK.


Shizhen Health Products is based in Manchester. Our extended warehousing and administration facilities enable us to store a wide range of quality packed herbs, herbal products, acupuncture needles, and clinic accessories which can all be despatched to our customers’ requirements.


After more than 20 years continue to offer a highly personal service, providing full customer support, information and are able to other advice on all aspects of procurement and processing of herbs. We will always endeavour to source products that are not in our catalogue.


We import our products from an approved list of international suppliers, all of which have modern processing facilities and full quality control. Our suppliers are visited and audited at regular intervals.


ShiZhen TCM UK Ltd has production lines in Mainland China and Taiwan and because we are directly involved in their manufacture we are able to ensure the highest quality of herbs,. We are sole agents for the highly reputable Koda Pharmaceuticals from Taiwan, who make up preparations to our own specifications as well as traditional formulas. In China we have a production line within a long established company Tai Bao pharmaceutical Co., LTD. This firm is GMP certified and we have recently formed a joint manufacturing company with Jiangsu Medical Instruments Ltd.


All our herbs are prepared using traditional processes and are not subjected to common cosmetic processes such as sulphur treatment. We operate a comprehensive service for the 21st century that is rooted in tradition, and tailor made to fit our customer´s diverse needs, such as our popular same day prescription service.