Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Collaboration of Japanese Kampo Medicine and Modern Biomedicine 2015


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1Keio University, Fujisawa, Japan

2Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, Minneapolis, USA

3Ishikawa Clinic, Tokyo, Japan

4Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany


Collaboration of Japanese Kampo Medicine and Modern Biomedicine 2015

Description

These days, traditional medicine is generally more featured than ever before and globalized. While traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is internationally established, there is still little known about the special features of traditional Japanese Kampo medicine. Although it originated from ancient China, it underwent a unique development in Japan. Today, the roles and positions of traditional medicine within the modern health care systems are completely different in China and Japan.

Currently in Japan, more than 90% of physicians prescribe Kampo medicine in their daily practice. Kampo is used in combination with high tech medicine like robotic surgery or chemotherapy. This kind of integration of modern medicine and traditional medicine may be the model of integrative medicine in the future worldwide.

However, the clinical values of Kampo medicine are not yet sufficiently visible. This special issue focuses on the integration of modern biomedicine and traditional Kampo medicine. We invite researchers to contribute to this issue by sending in a reviews or original articles addressing work integrating biomedicine and Kampo medicine.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Integration of modern biomedicine and Kampo in any of the following:
    • Cancer therapy
    • Neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer disease
    • Mental disorders
    • Surgical intervention
    • Painful diseases
    • Emergency disorders

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 145721
  • - Editorial

Collaboration of Japanese Kampo Medicine and Modern Biomedicine 2015

Kenji Watanabe | Gregory A. Plotnikoff | ... | Heidrun Reissenweber-Hewel
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 439258
  • - Research Article

Suppression of Propionibacterium acnes-Induced Dermatitis by a Traditional Japanese Medicine, Jumihaidokuto, Modifying Macrophage Functions

Kyoji Sekiguchi | Junichi Koseki | ... | Kenshi Yamasaki
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 817616
  • - Research Article

Effect of Japanese Herbal Kampo Medicine Goreisan on Reoperation Rates after Burr-Hole Surgery for Chronic Subdural Hematoma: Analysis of a National Inpatient Database

Hideo Yasunaga
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 750345
  • - Research Article

Effects of Kamishoyosan, a Traditional Japanese Kampo Medicine, on Pain Conditions in Patients with Intractable Persistent Dentoalveolar Pain Disorder

Young-Chang P. Arai | Izumi Makino | ... | Takahiro Ushida
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 462586
  • - Research Article

“Ninjinto” (Ginseng Decoction), a Traditional Japanese Herbal Medicine, Improves Gastrointestinal Symptoms and Immune Competence in Patients with Chronic Intestinal Failure

Shuichiro Uehara | Keiko Ogawa | ... | Hiroomi Okuyama
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 687015
  • - Research Article

Influence of Biomedical Factors on the Five Viscera Score (FVS) on Middle-Aged and Elderly Individuals: Application of Structural Equation Modeling

Taro Tomura | Kouichi Yoshimasu | ... | Kazuhisa Miyashita
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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