Hu Qing Yu Tang in Hangzhou – Traditional Chinese Medicine Building

The world famous Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) store is located in Hangzhou and founded by a wealthy merchant during the Tongzhi Reign.



The building is rich in cultured design and architecture featuring dark wood through out and what appears to be original wood floors. The walls are lined with high cabinetry filled with drawers. Display cases are everywhere with different natural herbs, roots, barks, bugs/worms etc.. all are a part of the natural healing remedies. 243

According to Richard R. Wertz, TCM is largely based on the philosophical concept that the human body is a small universe with a set of complete and sophisticated interconnected systems. In our western world we are programmed to believe the only way to find a diagnosis for an ailment is by running a series of lab tests which include blood work. But, is there any merit to old Chinese medicine ways where for example the pulse is read? What about a diagnosis based on smell and hearing? I myself am not opposed to  alternative medicine in some cases.

In the following photo you’ll see technicians mixing different herbs based on a prescription.



One of various waiting pavilions. Much different from a Dr.’s waiting room in the states.



There is currently no real cure for Psoriasis. The disease can be controlled with synthetic man-made protein; but, what if the cure is really hidden within the shells of natural remedies?




There is a great article you can read, here, written by Richard R. Wertz. There’s a plethora of information in his well written and informative article. Whether you are a believer in TCM or alternative medicine or not, the fact that this type of medicine is an integral part of the Chinese culture makes it well worth my time and effort to learn about it. Enjoy!


4 thoughts on “Hu Qing Yu Tang in Hangzhou – Traditional Chinese Medicine Building

  1. I’d be so stoked if that was my doctors office. My mom was actually cured with Chinese medicine from something they couldn’t identify in the U.S. Go Chinese medicine!

    • Hi George,
      Awesome news about your mom! It is a dream of mine to find something that will help with my daughter’s psoriasis. We’ve tried SO MANY medicines, tea’s, etc… one day, I’m sure we’ll find it. Thanks for the comment! Have a fabulous weekend.


  2. That is a very cool place to discover natural medicinal alternatives. Once, we all started with everything that nature provided, may be in a some situations, we can go back on these and avoid those side effects we see now with modern medicine.

    • High five to you IT, I agree! Modern medicine is wonderful and we are so grateful. However, I often wonder if something has been missed with so many incurable diseases. I could go on and on… I’m a chatter box and full of questions… ha ha.. have a fabulous weekend!


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