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Dr. Shen's History & Philosophy

Dr. Shen's was founded in 1994 by Joel Harvey Schreck, L.Ac., and family at the Shen Clinic in Berkeley, California to provide an alternative to imported Chinese patent herbal medicines.  These imported medicines have been used for generations but which we knew to contain impurities, be improperly labeled, and made with lesser-grade herbs.

Our purpose is to make a better, safer product using higher-grade herbs, FDA-compliant labels, modern tableting methods, and no hidden drugs or additives.

We are dedicated to making the highest quality Chinese medicines that we possibly can and have them available to others as well - Chinese herbs that we could confidently give to our own kids, family and friends. Our mission is to bridge the cultural gap between Americans and Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine.

Dr. Shen's are the authentic patent remedies, only without any drugs, dyes, animal products, or endangered species. We imports only whole herbs, never herbal powders. By doing so, we can inspect the appearance and quality of our herbs, and insure the correct herb is used.

Fully insured contractors in the U.S.A do all milling, mixing, slurring, baking, tableting, packaging, and testing. This insures accountability as well as a quality product from start to finish. Standardized extracts are rarely used - and then only when an herb actually benefits from the process of extraction. Each batch is tested for dissolvabililty, mold, harmful bacteria, and heavy metals. Tablets are bound with a proprietary mixture of simple vegetable gums then shaped and coated for easy swallowing.

No added candy coating, starches, dyes, drugs, unlisted ingredients, or chemical solvents are used. Endangered species are never used (plant or animal). Dr. Shen's tablets contain no animal products.


Manufactured in the U.S.A
In modern, FDA inspected pharmaceutical plants. 



At Dr. Shen's we use the finest grades of herbs. We import them whole rather than as powder, so we can inspect them for authenticity and quality. We screen for mold, metals, and micro-organisms. We test tablets for dissolvability and coat them for easy swallowing.

Our excipients are minimal, always natural, and always vegetarian. All ingredients are listed on DSHEA compliant labels.

All batches meet or exceed World Health Organization standards. Processing, testing, tableting and packaging are done in the USA, in FDA inspected, GMP approved factories.

Dr. Shen's is the safest and most potent Chinese medicine you can buy.



Quality at a fair price. Compare us with other brands, even with imports made with lower-grade herbs. You'll find that gram for gram and ounce for ounce - Dr. Shen's is the better deal.