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Kampo: How the Japanese Updated Traditional Herbal Medicine. Japanese Kampo medicines are subjected to tested for concentrations of active ingredients to control the dosage safely and effectively. Daily formula dosages are limited to less than 10 grams(granular form) usually. In addition for quality and safety concerns, no genetically altered substances such as corn starch are allowed to be used as powder fillers.
Akira Tsumura Kampo: How the Japanese Updated Traditional Herbal Medicine. ISBN 13: 9780870407925.
Kampō medicines are produced by various manufacturers. Tsumura, Akira (1991). However, each medicine is composed of exactly the same ingredients under the Ministry's standardization methodology. Tsumura Juntendō 70 nenshi (A 70 Year History of Tsumura Juntendo C. Tsumura Juntendo Co. 1964. Yasui, Hiromichi (2007). History of the Schools of Kampo Medicine.
Tsumura, Akira (1991). History of the Schools of Kampo Medicine".
Kampo medicine is widely practiced in Japan, and is fully integrated into the modern health care system. Kampo is based on traditional Chinese medicine but adapted to Japanese culture. With only slight modifications, it has been adopted also in Taiwan and exported from Taiwan to the West. This article presents a concise history of Kampo that helps to elucidate the areas of primary concern to Japanese practitioners and reveals how a collection of certain traditional formulas came to dominate the system. The basic texts of Chinese medicine, such as the Neijing Suwen and Lingshu, and the Materia.
Differences to Traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine. Japan Publications, 1991. Herbal medicines in Japan are regulated as pharmaceutical preparations; their ingredients are exactly measured and standardized, unlike the United States where most herbal preparations are regulated as dietary supplements (technically foods, not medicines). Furthermore, Kampo does not incorporate any human body parts nor animal parts, thus avoiding issues with animal cruelty prevalent in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Kampō (or Kanpō, 漢方) medicine is the Japanese study and adaptation of traditional Chinese medicine. In 1967, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare approved four kampo medicines for reimbursement under the National Health Insurance (NHI) program. In 1976, 82 kampo medicines were approved by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. Currently, 148 kampo medicines are approved for reimbursement.
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Kampo medicine is a medical system that has been systematically organized based on the reactions of the human body to therapeutic interventions. With its roots in ancient Chinese medicine, this antecedent form of empirical medicine was introduced to Japan in approximately the 5th to 6th century. It subsequently developed into a unique form of medicine by adapting to the climate and culture of Japan, and was further refined to suit the constitutions of the Japanese people before evolving into a distinct form of traditional medicine