Sun Ten Laboratories

Sun Ten Laboratories USA has the primary goal of giving Chinese medicine practitioners in the US access to the high-quality products produced by our factory in Taiwan.

Here in the US we aim to continue the legacy of Sun Ten in Taiwan which emphasizes customer service, education and research.

For nearly seven decades, Sun Ten has produced the highest quality herb extracts for more than 20 countries including the United States, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Switzerland, Germany and England.

Sun Ten continues to meet the unique specifications mandated by each government, ensuring product safety and quality for herbal products.

Producing the highest quality herbs starts with the best source herbs, but also requires a manufacturing process that gets the most out the source materials. Sun Ten is a leading manufacturer of Chinese herb formula and single herb products. As the oldest herb granule production company in Taiwan, Sun Ten has the experience, resources and scientific infrastructure to manufacture products that meet the detailed specifications required to meet the standards of the various countries to which they export and the private label companies for whom they product products.

This high standard of production and quality assurance has allowed Sun Ten's herbs to be chosen by several universities in both the East and the West when conducting scientific clinical and research studies using Chinese herb extracts.

Eleven Quality Control tests are routinely executed to ensure the safety and quality of Sun Ten's products. Each batch is approved by the Head of Quality Assurance to insure that Sun Ten's products meet international safety and quality standards. Only then is a Certificate of Analysis issued for each production batch.

About Our Company

Sun Ten Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. was founded by Dr. Hong-yen Hsu in Taipei, Taiwan in 1946. As a young man, Dr. Hsu studied in Japan, where he earned a doctorate in pharmacognosy (the branch of pharmacology concerned with crudedrugs of plant and animal origin). After returning home to his native Taiwan, he and his pharmacist-wife, Ruth Lin Run Hsu, established the Sun Ten Pharmaceutical Company, the first company in Taiwan to produce concentrated granules for the Chinese medicine community.

In the decades that followed, Dr. Hsu played an increasingly important scientific and educational role in the Chinese medicine world of Taiwan. He served as the country's first director of the Drug Control and Health Administration, a position equivalent to the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration in the United States.

His writings, lectures, research and manufacturing operations were all guided by one central belief: that Eastern and Western medicine could work in partnership for the benefit of humanity. At Sun Ten, this conviction led to the merging of time tested traditions and new technologies, such as the development of the concentrated granule form of centuries-old Chinese herbal formulas.

Dr. Hsu championed the highest standards in safety, cleanliness, operating procedures and quality control and these were incorporated at all of Sun Ten manufacturing facilities. The Taiwanese government recognized these exemplary standards when it presented Sun Ten with the first GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) recognition ever given a manufacturer of Chinese herbal medicine.

In 1975, Sun Ten began exporting to Japan and was the first herb extract manufacturer in Taiwan whose products qualified for reimbursement through the Japanese Health Insurance Plan.

Sun Ten began operations in the United States by opening a facility in Irvine California in 1991.

In 1996, the Malaysian Drug Control Administration issued an import drug license to Sun Ten products. With establishment of Sun Ten Pharmaceutical MFG (M) SDN BHD in Malaysia, Sun Ten entered the Malaysian and Singaporean markets.

In 2013, Sun Ten received the highest-ranking GMP certification (A1 TGA PIC/S) from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration. This world-class manufacturing standard is comparable to that required of manufacturers of western pharmaceuticals.


Sun Ten is pleased to continue its tradition of education with a series of lectures by prominent practitioners and educators in our field. The first English language lecture in our 2015 series is by Andrew Ellis. Please see the details below.

Lecture Title: Uncommon Uses for Common Herbs and Formulas

Lecturer: Andrew Ellis

Date: March 29, 2015 - 1PM to 5PM

Location: Sun Ten Labs, 9250 Jeronimo Rd, Irvine, CA 92618


This class will center on clinical tips from the instructor’s experience and those of his teachers. The instructor will discuss herbs and formulas that are not commonly used but should be; uncommon uses for herbs and formulas that are commonly used and also some unique acupuncture techniques and point locations.

Discussion of herbs and formula will center on clinical utility and is appropriate for the practitioner who uses herbs in bulk form or as concentrates. The class is designed to meet the needs of all levels of herb-giving experience. Some examples of external applications of herbs will also be included. In addition, the class will include discussion of special techniques, point location and self-massage methods and point combinations from the instructor’s acupuncture teacher, Dr. Shi Neng-Yun.

This is for 4 CEU credit.

About Andrew Ellis

Andrew Ellis first studied Chinese medicine with Dr. James Tin Yau So at the New England School of Acupuncture. He left New England in 1983 to study Chinese language in Taiwan and apprenticed with Chinese herbalist Xu Fu-Su there for several years. Later he studied internal medicine and gynecology at the Xiamen Hospital of Chinese medicine. While there, he also specialized in the study of acupuncture with Dr. Shi Neng-Yun and dermatology with Dr. Zhang Guang-Cai. Andy is the founding owner of Spring Wind Herbs in Berkeley, California and is employed by Sun Ten as a customer support director. He has authored, translated, or co-translated several books on Chinese medicine including Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas & Strategies (2nd Ed.), Grasping the Wind, The Clinical Experience of Dr. Shi Neng-Yun, Notes from South Mountain, Fundamentals of Chinese Acupuncture, and Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine.


Chinese CEU

Sun Ten Laboratories and the Oriental Healing Arts Institute (OHAI) is proud to continue its tradition of education with the second season of CEU classes in Mandarin held at Millennia Education Institute at 9440 Telstar Ave #6, El Monte, CA 91731.

The April class will be instructed by Dr. Hong Li.  Dr. Li teaches at several universities including South Baylo University, Alhambra Medical University, and Dongguk University. Dr. Li's course will be on "The Traditional Formula Makes Use of TCM Practices". Shang Han Lun: Jue Yin Bing and Its Classical Prescriptions.

The Shang Han Lun creates a precedent and prescription history in Chinese medicine.  All of the formulae after it were inspired by the book. That is a reason that Dr. Zhongjing Zhang, the author, is admired as the “Father of Herbal Prescription”. The last chapter, Jue Yin disease, reveals two meaning: the first is the Shang Han Disease develops a final stage and the patients may die, and the second is it begins getting rid of the disease because “ Heat always occurs when cold is extreme”. Therefore, Jue Yin disease instructs us how to face severe, dangerous disease.. There are many famous classical prescription in the Jue Yin Disease, such as Dang Gui Si Ni Tang, Bai Tou Weng Tang, Gan Jiang Huang Qin Huang Lian Ren Shen Tang, Ma Huang Sheng Ma Tang, Wu Mei Wan, etc. This talk will lead us first review the basic concepts Jue Yin disease, analysis the formula in Jueyin disease to treat the disease itself, and use those famous formula to treat complicated problems in nowadays practice.

This 4 hour credit CEU class will be held in Mandarin on April 12th, 2015 at 1:00PM. The cost for the entire 4 hour class in April will be just $30, and you will receive a gift certificate for $30 of Sun Ten Products.

 Preregistration is mandatory, space is limited. Sign up now by contacting Sun Ten Laboratories at 1-800-333-4372 or email Joseph at

For Our Practitioners

We are here to help!

We understand that patient care is your primary concern. Whether you are an experienced health care professional or newly licensed practitioner, we are committed to working with you to enhance and build your practice so you can offer the best patient health care.

One way we will support your practice is by offering Traditional Chinese Medicine single herbs and formulas, in granule and capsule form. Our internationally renowned lines of concentrated herbal extracts are respected for their high quality and efficacy.

We will also assist by simplifying the complex world of Chinese medicine. ProBotanixx's modified Chinese 39 herbal formulas are divided into ten condition groups to address the most common ailments of contemporary lifestyles, allowing you more time where you are needed- with your patients.

We will prepare formulas to your exact prescriptions. Sun Ten Laboratories herbal dispensary service is convenient, safe and efficient. We can provide your instructions right on the label and ship directly to your patients.

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