We now offer traditional Japanese herbal formulas (Kampo medicine)
Traditional Japanese herbal formulas are now available at our practice.
The herbal formulas we offer are concentrated extracts of the active ingredients found in traditional medicines.
Through a careful process, the formulas are extracted and concentrated into easy to take granules without losing the medicinal properties of traditional remedies.
Known in Japan as “Kampo medicine,” these traditional Japanese herbal formulas are individually tailored to your unique constitution and symptoms.
When used in combination with our conventional acupuncture and manual therapies as Shiatsu & Rolfing, the addition of traditional Japanese herbal formulas can help provide an even more comprehensive and effective treatment program.
What is Kampo Medicine?
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been built on a foundation of more than 2,500 years of medical practice that includes various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage, exercise, and dietary therapy.
During the 6th Century, TCM was brought to Japan from China. Although early Japanese practitioners initially followed the Chinese system quite closely, later generations of healers started to adapt and modify it.
Over time, a uniquely Japanese subsequently form of medicine was developed, adapted to the climate and culture of Japan.
In this way, traditional Japanese medicine, which includes Kampo, acupuncture, shiatsu and a unique diagnostic system, has been practiced for some 1,500 years.
When Kampo medicine is recommended, a completely personalized formula suited to each person’s constitution and symptoms is ordered each time, thus ensuring a high degree of effectiveness.
Kampo medicine can be particularly effective in the treatment of sleep issues, and we often achieve remarkable results.
Please contact us for more information.