Herb Sourcing and Quality
All of the Chinese herbal products used in the dispensary are manufactured by companies meeting FDA Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards and are compiled and tested in GMP-compliant factories. North End Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine’s internal standard of quality is the GMP certification from the Australian Department of Commerce (TGA), which is considered the most stringent GMP certification. Furthermore, each distributor is investigated thoroughly, which means our herbs are of consistently high quality.
Our powdered herbs are produced by Kaiser Pharmaceutical Company (KPC) of Taiwan, Nongs Herbs and Treasure of the East. These are the most well-established and respected producers of concentrated Chinese herbs in all of Asia. Modern scientific processing methods and rigorous quality control sets them apart from all other sources of Chinese herbs through their use of premium raw materials, state-of-the-art processing facilities and rigorous quality assurance.
Throughout the entire manufacturing process, all herb extracts are submitted for testing to ensure that they meet GMP standards as well as each distributors own, even higher expectations. Each on-site laboratory uses equipment such as High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) to assure consistent levels of active ingredients. All products are quality analyzed not only for the potency of the herbal chemical constituents, but for presence of pesticides, heavy metals, molds and harmful bacteria such as salmonella and e.coli.