A Family Legacy

To celebrate the legacy of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and a proud family heritage, Anothen is dedicated to and passionate about uncovering the secret recipes and sharing them to benefit many generations to come.


Joanna Yan

Joanna comes from a long, proud, family lineage of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). 

With over 60 years of clinical practise and generations of repeated clinical success by her grandfather and mother, Joanna is passionate about sharing her secret family recipes with the world and benefiting future generations. 

Growing up in the appreciation of celestial wisdom and the power of nature, Joanna has access to a big repertoire of generations-old TCM recipes. 

Joanna has witnessed the proven results of TCM from her grandfather’s and mother’s patients, but has also experienced a curing of endometriosis through her grandfather’s recipe. This has sparked her passion and vision to make positive changes to people’s lives. Joanna has a background in Western medicine graduating from the University of Otago, New Zealand. She is a qualified radiotherapist (oncology), and registered under the Medical Radiation Technologist Board (MRTB) and Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

As a young, committed health and well-being enthusiast, Joanna founded Anothen while completing her Master of Entrepreneurship at the University of Melbourne. By combining ancient knowledge and modern science, Joanna is dedicated to bring accessible traditional medicine to complement to your health and well-being

"I am proud of my family's repeated success in TCM. Now it is my turn to share it with the world and pass it down to our future generations"


Dr Yan

The herbal remedies from Anothen Herbals are all based on Dr Yan’s first-hand experience in practising Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for over 60 years. As a well-respected doctor in China, Dr Yan has adopted the ancestral recipes passed down from the long lineage of TCM and modified them through his own practise after encountering a diversified patient portfolio. Dr Yan has successfully treated more than thousands of people over his years of practise. Dr Yan’s intricate formulas have been the secrets to the health of many celebrated families and individuals.

The repeated proven success of Dr Yan’s extensive knowledge of medicine and personal experiences in remedial formulas has attracted patients from around the world including, United States, United Kingdom, France, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Inner Mongolia. In fact, Dr Yan began receiving patients from Europe and USA in the early 1980’s. Dr Yan’s expertise encompasses all aspects of TCM such as acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping and more.

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"Dr Yan is a well-respected practitioner who has successfully treated thousands of patients"