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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine ›› 2011, Vol. 9 ›› Issue (10): 1051-1054.doi: 10.3736/jcim20111002

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Integrative medicine development in China: Enlightenment from Kampo medicine

Peng-fei Gao()   

  1. Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jinshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai 200540, China
  • Received:2011-06-14 Accepted:2011-07-18 Online:2011-10-20 Published:2018-10-17
  • Contact: Gao Peng-fei

Japanese Kampo medicine has made huge progress in the 300-year development, especially in Kampo education, research and development of Kampo medicinal drugs, and industrialization and internationalization of Kampo medicine in recent 30 years. Based on the study of Japanese Kampo medicine, this article discussed some characteristics of Kampo medicine. For example, the emphasis of Kampo medicine research is the effectiveness and scientificalness; classical prescriptions are the main application in Kampo medicine while it also values correspondence between prescription and syndrome as well as abdomen examination; Kampo medicine emphasized the continuity of education after graduation; international development is accelerating in the research of Kampo medicinal drugs. Such a development strategy of Kampo medicine may benefit the development of integrative medicine in China.

Key words: medicine, Japanese traditional, medicine, Kampo, integrative medicine, research on developing (TCM)

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