Update on possible increasing costs

Several of our suppliers of Chinese herbs have been (necessarily) increasing their prices to reflect recent changes in supply and demand of certain herbs.  Many crops of herbs have been damaged or destroyed due to severe weather conditions and events (earthquakes, late freezes, droughts and floods) in the past year and a half in the regions of China where many of our herbs are grown.  In addition, the H1N1 scare of 2009 significantly increased the cost and demand of many herbs with anti-viral properties (esp. Jin Yin Hua which is in many of Zi Zai’s products).  Worldwide increase in the use and popularity of Chinese herbal medicine has also added to the increase of demand and decrease of supply of many important herbs.  As a result of the increasing cost of many Chinese herbs, Zi Zai may be forced to raise the prices of some our products in the near future.  We hope we won’t need to do this, but we will post notice of any oncoming changes here to give our customers adequate notice.

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Topics: News & Events

Publish Date: December 14, 2010     *Articles may include updates since original publishing.

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Diana Hermann is a licensed acupuncturist and board certified in Chinese Herbal Medicine. She received her Master Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, OR and trained in China at the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Diana treats patients in her Fort Collins, Colorado clinic and hand crafts herbal skin care products for her company Zi Zai Dermatology. In 2015, she completed the Diploma In Chinese Medicine Dermatology program from Avicenna in London, UK. She completed the program for a second time in 2019 in Chicago.

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