Current status of Kampo (Japanese herbal) medicines in Japanese clinical practice guidelines.

@article{Motoo2009CurrentSO,
  title={Current status of Kampo (Japanese herbal) medicines in Japanese clinical practice guidelines.},
  author={Yoshiharu Motoo and Ichiro Arai and Ichinosuke Hyodo and Kiichiro Tsutani},
  journal={Complementary therapies in medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={147-54}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Kampo (Japanese herbal) medicines are often used in clinical practice in Japan. However, it is unclear how Kampo medicines are quoted and evaluated in current clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). Here, we systematically reviewed Japanese CPGs, and aimed to reveal how Kampo medicines are described in the CPGs. MATERIALS AND METHODS We reviewed the quasi-comprehensive list of Japanese CPGs available from the Toho University Medical Media Center (TUMMC) having the largest… CONTINUE READING
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