Pain and Kampo

The Use of Japanese Herbal Medicine in Management of Pain

  • Tsutomu Oyama
  • Graham Smith
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Masamichi Satoh
    Pages 1-15
  3. Tsutomu Oyama, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Yoshiki Ikeda, Akitoshi Asami, Yuji Omiya, Masamichi Noguchi et al.
    Pages 16-28
  4. Atsushi Ishige, Kyoji Sekiguchi, Susumu Iizuka, Tsutomu Oyama
    Pages 29-34
  5. Eiichi Sugaya, Kagemasa Kajiwara, Noriyuki Yuyama
    Pages 35-57
  6. Mitsuhiro Takasaki, Yoshio Taniguchi, Mariko Egashira, Tadahide Totoki
    Pages 73-78
  7. Masayoshi Hyodo
    Pages 85-97
  8. Yukitaka Hiyama
    Pages 136-142
  9. Keigo Nakata
    Pages 143-155
  10. Morito Kamiyama
    Pages 164-167
  11. Joachim Chrubasik
    Pages 173-177
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 179-183

About these proceedings


The First International Symposium on "Pain and Kampo (Japanese Herbal Medicine)" took place in Tokyo in October, 1992. More than 700 registrants participated, with 12 registrants from seven overseas countries. This book contains summaries of the presentations at this meeting and is published in order to provide up-to-date information to a much wider audience. In China, traditional herbal medicine has been used for more than 3000 years while in Japan, its use has been documented for more than 1000 years, albeit with some changes to the original Chinese formulations. Recently there has been a revival of interest in herbal medicines for several reasons. There is a rapid growth in the number of senior citizens who frequently require the attention of modern medicine. In particular, there has been an increase in the number of patients who suffer from chronic diseases which are difficult to treat, e.g., arteriosclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, chronic pain syndromes, etc. It has become evident that traditional Oriental herbal medicines could playa role in the management of these and other conditions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Tsutomu Oyama
    • 1
  • Graham Smith
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Institute for PainTsumura Co. Ltd.Inashiki-gun, IbarakiJapan
  2. 2.Leicester Royal InfirmaryUniversity of LeicesterLeicesterUK

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