Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) is proud to announce our new partnership with TCMzone, LLC, a leading herbal medicine company. TCMzone, located in Tempe, AZ, will be producing PCOM-labeled, proprietary herbal formulas. Jack Miller, president of Pacific College, and Dr. Dan Wen, president of TCMzone, gave a joint talk on October 16 to introduce the alliance. TCMzone was selected from multiple competing suppliers based on their high-quality products, their commitment to service, and mutual educational initiatives.
“We’re quite excited that we have become the supplier to the College. This is the first time that a school has had its own brand of herbal products. It’s important to have a proprietary line because you can’t just go online and buy these from somewhere else; they’re available from PCOM, nowhere else,” said Wen. TCMzone will be handling unified inventory management for all three campuses, in San Diego, Chicago, and New York.
“TCMzone will be able to label our herbal formulas in a way that will support our students’ study. We look forward to conducting herbal research with TCMzone’s support,” said Miller.
PCOM and TCMzone cooperated to select 89 Chinese classic formulas and 200 single-formula herbs for the initial run. As Wen pointed out, “this is just a starting point; if we have the need to expand the line, we can do that. If a practitioner here at PCOM has a ‘secret recipe’, we can do that too.”
TCMzone will be offering introductory training sessions to students on all three campuses through online webinars or onsite seminars on the herbal line including education about quality control and the use of granules with patients. Next year, TCMzone will sponsor a trip to China for two PCOM faculty members to tour and audit the facilities where the products are made. TCMzone will also discount their ongoing two-week clinical training trips to Beijing and Shanghai for PCOM students and faculty. In the future, TCMzone will be sponsoring herbal research initiatives within PCOM’s doctoral program.