Biography Academic Research Staff
Faculty of Medicine, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University,
1986-2001 Department of Japanese Oriental Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University
2001-2010 Guest Professor, Department of Kampo Diagnostics, Institute of Natural Medicine, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University
2010-Present Professor, Division of Kampo Diagnostics, Institute of Natural Medicine, University of Toyama
Outline of the research
This center will continue the kampo treatment founded on Kampo diagnosis (SHO) and will carry on the tradition of its usefulness. Furthermore, this center will gather clinical data with kampo treatment and will contribute to create a large-scale database and to clarify the indications of kampo formulations.
1) Research on the externalization of pathological conditions and clinical findings in Kampo medicine
2) Research on improvement effects of kampo formulations on insomnia
3) Comparative research between diagnosis on traditional Chinese medicine and diagnosis on kampo medicine
In addition, this center will clarify the clinical problems through basic research.
1) Research on the action mechanism of kampo formulations
2) Research on the effect of modification of kampo formulations on their pharmacological effects
3) Research on the effect of combination with western medicine on the effect of Kampo formulation
Thoughts on research
I would like to show thee usefulness of kampo treatment founded on Kampo diagnosis (SHO) through the clinical and basic reseaches.
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Bando M., Shibahara N., Shimada Y., Meselhy MR., Akao T., Itoh T., Terasawa K.: Pharmacokinetic study of Paeoniflorin, Paeonimetabolin-I and Glycyrrhetic acid in humans after oral administration of Paeony Root, Glycyrrhiza and Shakuyaku-Kanzo-to. J Trad Med., 17: 26-33, 2000.
Shibahara N., Sekiya N., Sakai S., Goto H., Kita T., Shimada Y., Shintani T., Terasawa K.: Correlation between "oketsu" syndrome and autonomic nervous activity - a diachronic study in the same subjects -. J Trad Med., 19: 81-86, 2002.
Kimura M., Shibahara N., Hikiami H., Yoshida T., Jo M., Kaneko M., Nogami T., Fujimoto M., Goto H., and Shimada Y.: Traditional Japanese formula kigikenchuto accelerates healing of pressure-loading skin ulcer in rats. Evid Based Complement. Alternat. Med., 2011: 592791, 2011.
kampo medicine, kampo formulations, crude drugs, the treatment founded on Kampo diagnosis