Construction of educational global standardin Kampo Medicine

Research Project Number:13470502

FY2003 Final Research Report Summary(English)


Principal Investigator

    • SHIMADA Yutaka
    • Researcher Number:80251891
    • Toyama Medical & Pharmaceutical University, Faculty of Medicine, Professor

Basic Information of this Research Project

  • Project Year

    FY2001~FY2003

  • Research Field

    医療社会学

  • Screening Classification

    一般

  • Research Category

    基盤研究(B)

  • Research Institution

    TOYAMA MEDICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL UNIVERSITY

Co-Investigators

    • SAKAI Shinya
    • Researcher Number:30324049
    • Toyama Medical & Pharmaceutical University, Institute of Natural Medicine, Associate Professor
    • GOTO Hirozo
    • Researcher Number:40313598
    • Toyama Medical & Pharmaceutical University, Institute of Natural Medicine, Associate Professor
    • SHIBAHARA Naotoshi
    • Researcher Number:10272907
    • Toyama Medical & Pharmaceutical University, Institute of Natural Medicine, Professor

    • SEKIYA Nobuyasu
    • Researcher Number:40345575
    • Toyama Medical & Pharmaceutical University, Faculty of Medicine, Instructor
    • HIKIAMI Hiroaki
    • Researcher Number:70345586
    • Toyama Medical & Pharmaceutical University, University Hospital, Lecturer

Abstract

In Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, the education in Japanese Traditional herbal(Kampo) medicine is taught mainly by department of Japanese Oriental medicine. However, there are currently some problems such as the limited number of faculty or lack of a core textbook. The objective of this project is to establish core curriculum to provide education in Kampo medicine.

The first two years were mainly used to research the situation in other country. In the USA there are many medical schools teaching complementary and alternative medicine(CAM). For example, at University of California Davis, they have a course that provides weekly one-hour lectures at lunchtime for 8 weeks. The contents cover many subjects including Ayurvedic Medicine, Homeopathy, Chiropractic Medicine and so on, Kampo medicine was included in the class entitled Chinese herbal medicine. Thirty to 40% of students took this course.

In Korea and China, Chinese herbal medicine is taught in Oriental medical school and the license is separate from that of a Western medical doctor. In Oriental medical schools, the concepts of physiology and herbal medicine according to traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture are taught in a 5 to 6 year curriculum.

In 2003, we developed core textbook for use with 110 min lectures conducted 4 times, 8 times and 16 times. In this textbook, the basic theoretical concepts, Ki,Ketsu,Sui,Yin-Yang,Kyo-Jitsu, five organ theory and six stages, the methods of basic clinical examination and the indications for the main Kampo formulae are explained. Furthermore, the potential adverse effects of Kampo medicine which is examined these three years are reviewed. To show evidences supporting Kampo medicine, we reviewed the clinical studies of Kampo medicine and published "EBM Kampo" as a subsidiary text book in March 2003. There is also a chapter entitled "Evidence of Kampo" medicine in the textbook. The textbook also contains an English chapter entitled "Introduction to Kampo medicine" in which the concepts of Kampo medicine and the indications for the main Kampo formulae are explained in English.

Publications

  • Takashi Ito, Katsutoshi Terasawa, Masaru Kuriyama, Yutaka Shimada: "Educational Effect of an Intensive Lecture Course about Kampo Medicine for Medical Students."Japanese Journal of Oriental Medicine. Vol.51 No.5. 1109-1116 (2001)

  • Takashi Ito, Toshiaki Kita, Naotoshi Shibahara, Hirotoshi Fushimi, Yutaka Shimada, Katsuko Komatsu, Katsutoshi Terasawa: "Questionnaire Assessment of Training in the Use of Kampo Medicine in an Outpatient Clinic"Medical Education. Vol.32 No.1. 31-38 (2001)

  • Katsutoshi Terasawa, Naotoshi Shibahara: "Educational Program of Kampo Medicine for Medical Students."Geriatric Medicine. Vol.40 No.6. 725-728 (2002)

  • Naotoshi Shibahara: "Educational Program of Kampo Medicine for Postgraduates"Kampo & the Newest Therapy. Vol.11, No.3. 247-252 (2002)

  • Katsutoshi Terasawa, Toshiaki Kita(Editors): "EBM Kampo"Ishiyaku Publishers, INC.Tokyo. 516 (2003)

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