Use of Kampo medicine for the treatment of psychiatric disorders in Japan

H. Mizushima, S. Kanba

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Abstract

Japanese herbal medicine (Kampo medicine) is a well-established remedy with a long history which is especially useful in treating chronic diseases and psychosomatic diseases. Recently not only its safety but its efficacy is re-evaluated with its possibility to improve such difficult diseases as senile dementia. In this paper, history, clinical use, and fundamental philosophy of Kampo medicine are reviewed along with the results of recent clinical studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S344-S346
JournalIndian Journal of Pharmacology
Volume29
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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