About Eu Yan Sang

Founded since 1879, we are recognised as one of the largest Chinese Medicine groups in Asia, with unrivalled reputation as the leader in the industry.

We are at the forefront of adopting modern and scientific approaches in the production and retailing of natural health and wellness products.

Today, our offerings extend beyond retail outlets, Chinese Medicine clinics and concept lifestyle stores- with the aim of keeping Chinese Medicine relevant as a part of mainstream healthcare and modern lifestyle.


In 1873, our founder Eu Kong left his hometown of Foshan in Guangdong, Southern China to seek his fortune in Malaya. Determined to free tin mine coolies from the clutches of opium’s suffering by dispensing quality Chinese medicine and herbs, Eu Kong set up our first shop in 1879 in Gopeng, Perak. This shop was named ‘Yan Sang’, which literally means ‘caring for mankind’ in Chinese.

Eu Kong’s only son, Eu Tong Sen grew up dedicating himself to the family business and to realising his father’s goal. With determination and astute foresight, Eu Tong Sen established himself in Malaya and Singapore, and became a leading figure in tin mining and rubber plantation businesses by 1920s. Wherever he starts his tin mines, Eu Tong Sen would set up a medical shop to take care of his workers’ health and wellbeing. As he expands the medical shop beyond Gopeng, he decided to brand the medical business more firmly with the attachment of the family name, and his medical shops were named as Eu Yan Sang since then.

From a small, homegrown business to a public company with global ambitions, our values to care for mankind remain constant and unchanging. They are as relevant today as they were in the past. This is our heritage.

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Can acupuncture benefit stroke recovery?

In TCM perspective, it is believed that stroke is a result of a deficiency, manifested as an excessive syndrome. In this case, the deficiency is mostly referred to as insufficient blood and qi, and liver and kidney deficiency. On the other hand, excessive syndrome refers to the blockage of meridians caused by phlegm and poor blood circulation. Acupuncture is useful for stroke recovery and extensive clinical studies have supported the use of acupuncture for stroke patients' rehabilitation, especially during the acute and early stages of stroke.

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How can TCM treat stomach flu?

Stomach flu is also known as viral gastroenteritis, which is the inflammation of the stomach and intestines caused by a virus called Coxsackievirus. The symptoms include those that occur during flu, like fever, cough, sneezing, and blocked nose, as well as gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting. In TCM perspective there is no corresponding TCM disease name for stomach flu.

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Is Tui Na massage harmful to pregnant women?

Tuina massage is one of the external treatments in TCM, which is useful for pain management. Tuina can help to relieve tension and stiffness of muscles and to improve localized blood and qi circulation. During tui na therapy, the pressure is applied to acupressure points, meridians, and different muscle groups to relieve pain. Tuina massage is not harmful to pregnant woman per se, but they should be cautious when receiving tuina treatment. It is recommended to get a certified and highly-experienced tuina physician to administer the tuina treatment for them.

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* This profile has been last updated on January 8.