Kampo in women's health: Japan's traditional approach to premenstrual symptoms

Yana Gepshtein, Gregory A. Plotnikoff, Kenji Watanabe

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Kampo is Japan's traditional herbal medicine and it is an integral part of the official Westernized medical system in Japan. We describe the Kampo approach to premenstrual symptoms. We present 3 clinical cases of women treated for premenstrual discomforts in a Kampo clinic in Japan. Each of these women reported improvement in their conditions. We argue that Kampo is well-suited for treatment of premenstrual symptoms in Japan and deserves the attention of Western clinicians for three reasons: (1) patient-centered Kampo diagnosis allows physicians to handle subjective and culture-bound symptoms that are often ignored by Western medicine; (2) Kampo herbal formulas are regulated by the Japanese government, and are pure and of high quality; and (3) the settings in which Kampo is practiced set a stage for therapeutic collaboration between the doctor and the patient.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)427-435
ページ数9
ジャーナルJournal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
14
発行部数4
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 2008 5 1

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Kampo Medicine
Women's Health
Japan
Herbal Medicine
Traditional Medicine
Medicine
Physicians
Therapeutics

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  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Nursing(all)

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Kampo in women's health : Japan's traditional approach to premenstrual symptoms. / Gepshtein, Yana; Plotnikoff, Gregory A.; Watanabe, Kenji.

:: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 巻 14, 番号 4, 01.05.2008, p. 427-435.

研究成果: Article

Gepshtein, Yana ; Plotnikoff, Gregory A. ; Watanabe, Kenji. / Kampo in women's health : Japan's traditional approach to premenstrual symptoms. :: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2008 ; 巻 14, 番号 4. pp. 427-435.
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