TCM Manufacturing in China
This course will be broadcast live on August 9, 2023 from 10am to 11:30am PST.
Yvonne Lau, President of Mayway Herbs, provides an overview of how herbs are grown, and the basic manufacturing processes of pills, tablets, and extract powders in China. This course includes an introduction to Good manufacturing practices and quality control aspects.
Course objectives: To educate health professionals and students about how the products they use/prescribe are manufactured. Students will also gain a basic understanding of the regulations involved and the questions to ask their suppliers to ensure that the products they are dispensing are high quality and safe.
Course length: 1.5 hours
- Herb growing: Cultivation, wildcrafting, and organic
- Regulatory overview
- Manufacturing process from raw material to finished product and QC
- Q & A
NCCAOM: Pending approval for 1.5 PDA in Safety. Provider #683
California Acupuncture Board: Pending approval for 1.5 CEU in Category 1. Provider #680.
About the Instructor
Yvonne Lau has been the President of Mayway Herbs since 1997 but has worked in the family Chinese herb business since childhood. She first visited China in 1982, and still travels there annually for business and pleasure. She has had the good fortune and honor to work with many people both in China and the US who are passionate about Chinese Medicine and about herb quality.
Yvonne has also been active as the Vice President of the Chinese Herb Trade Association of America since 1998, a trade group founded in 1984 representing over 300 Chinese herb importers, distributors, and retailers primarily in California. She chairs the Regulatory Compliance Committee for the Association, and in this role has lectured about Good Manufacturing Practices and best business practices, as well as organized and moderated meetings between regulatory agencies and the Association.