Kampo diagnosis based on Sho

Mosaburo Kainuma

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In Japanese Kampo medicine, Sho is a diagnosis based on kampo principles and an indication of the prescription. The patient’s symptoms at any moment are recognized through the basic concepts of Yin-Yo; kyo-jitsu, ki, ketsu, and sui; six stages of disease; and the five parenchymatous viscera through Shi-shin. In addition, the doctor must identify any sign specific to the patient’s clinical condition. Taken together, they establish the Sho: They select the Kampo formula corresponding to the Sho.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMethods in Pharmacology and Toxicology
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameMethods in Pharmacology and Toxicology
ISSN (Print)1557-2153
ISSN (Electronic)1940-6053

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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