TEMPE, AZ. Oct. 22, 2014, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM), headquartered in San Diego, CA, has announced its partnership with TCMzone, LLC., a leading herbal medicine company located in Tempe, AZ to supply all herbal products under the school's own proprietary label branded herbs. As the largest acupuncture and Oriental medicine school in the country, PCOM is the first in the U.S. to create its own brand of herbal products that are used at the school clinics. This may set a precedent for the over 60 other acupuncture schools across the country.
Education standards amongst all U.S. acupuncture schools have become increasingly focused on higher levels of acupuncture and herbal medicine curriculum. Some schools, including PCOM have offered doctorate programs for the past few years. These advancements in curriculum require advanced clinical training and herbal medicine studies.
In most acupuncture schools housing herbal dispensaries at their campus clinics, there are a large number of different suppliers of herbal medicine products under a variety of quality control standards offered. PCOM, for example, has three campuses located in San Diego, New York, and Chicago. Each school clinic used many different kinds of herbal medicine. Jack Miller, Pacific College president, stated that increasing uniformity will improve inventory control significantly. "In addition to providing top quality products,
TCMzone will be able to label our herbal formulas in a way that will support our students' study of single herbs and formulas. Our students look forward to visiting TCMzone's suppliers as well as conducting herbal research with TCMzone's support", says Miller.
|From right: Mr. Jack Miller, President of PCOM, Mr. Gregory Lane, L.Ac., Director of Clinical Services, PCOM San Diego, and Dr. Jipu "Dan" Wen, President of TCMzone, LLC.|
By partnering with TCMzone, LLC., PCOM will carry one full line of herbal formulas and compounding single herbs under its proprietary labels to build its brand recognition among patients, students and school faculties. By working exclusively with one herbal supplier to build their own herbal brand, PCOM can significantly reduce the overall cost of herbal medicine resulting in more patients at student clinics and furthering student practice in Chinese Medicine.