Nutrition Business Journal

Tianshi Gives TCM a Global Network Marketing Presence

Tiens North America finds consumers open to traditional Chinese herbs as health care costs spiral out of reach.

The prospect that China will finally open its doors to network marketing has excited many companies in the West and even contributed to strong stock prices for the MLM sector on Wall Street. In an interesting reversal, for the last several years one of China’s first network marketing companies has been exporting traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) worldwide—while the doors to its domestic market have remained closed.

In 1995, the Tianshi Group, headquartered in Tianji

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