同仁堂品牌創始人樂顯揚認為 “可以養生、可以濟人者, 惟醫藥為最”，并把“同仁”二字命名為堂名，認為“公而雅”。
Mr. Yue Xianyang, founder of Tongrentang Brand, believed that “among things which can preserve peoples’ health and to do good to society, medicine is the best” and named the pharmacy as “Tongren (cultivate both noble morality and benevolence)”, meaning “equal and elegant”
《周易》“同人卦”天火同仁，象征同類會聚、齊心無私、協力經營共同事業，因此卦辭曰“亨”，即通達順利；漢黃石公《素書 • 安禮》“同仁”一詞，指同行仁德者；韓愈《清邊郡王楊燕奇碑文》用“同仁”一詞，取一視同仁之意。樂顯揚融合上述三意，命為堂名，既包含了儒家推崇的“天下為公”的思想，又蘊含了《爾雅》關于“義”、“正”的道德要求。
In the Book of Changes (Yijing), “Hexagram Tongren” means sky and fire are similar, symbolizing that similar peers, united and selfless, converge to work together to run a common cause. Therefore, hexagram defines “Tongren” as “prosperous”, which refers to sensible and smooth going. In the book Sushu• Anli written by Mr. Huang Shigong from Han Dynasty, “Tongren” means benevolent fellows. Mr. Han Yu from Tang Dynasty said, “Tongren” means no discrimination. Mr. Yue Xianyang integrated the above three meanings to name the pharmacy Tongren, including not only the concept that “the world is equally shared by all” which was highly praised by the Confucianists, but also the moral request of “righteous” and “upright” , the first dictionary in China.
“Cultivate both noble morality and benevolence to do good to society and to keep people healthy” is a new summary of Tongrentang’s original desire, mission and spirit as a Traditional Chinese Medicine enterprise, showing the ideal and pursuit that Tongrentang people are committed to serving human and preserving their health, and also regard this as their own duties.