Advertisement

Topics

The effect of traditional Japanese medicine (Kampo) on gastrointestinal function.

Summary of "The effect of traditional Japanese medicine (Kampo) on gastrointestinal function."

Traditional Japanese medicine (Kampo) is used to treat various disorders of the gastrointestinal tract in Japan, where it is fully integrated into the modern healthcare system. Recently, scientific research on herbal medicine in Japan has been reported in English journals. The objective of the current review is to introduce two traditional Japanese medicines and to provide evidenced-based information regarding their use. Daikenchuto, which consists of three different herbs, is the most frequently prescribed traditional Japanese medicine in Japan. Daikenchuto stimulates gastrointestinal motility though a neural reflex involving presynaptic cholinergic and 5-HT3 receptors. Daikenchuto improves postoperative bowel motility and postoperative ileus. Furthermore, it is reported to cause an increase in gastrointestinal hormones (motilin, vasoactive intestinal peptide, and calcitonin gene-related peptide) and intestinal blood flow. Rikkunshito, a traditional Japanese medicine consisting of eight herbs, is thought to stimulate gastrointestinal motility and ghrelin secretion. Rikkunshito is effective for improving the symptoms of functional dyspepsia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and cisplatin-induced anorexia and vomiting. Traditional Japanese medicine has the potential to be used successfully in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders. Details regarding the physiological and clinical effects of traditional Japanese medicine must be further examined in order to become more widely accepted in other countries.

Affiliation

Department of General Surgical Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Gunma University, 3-39-22 Showa-machi, Maebashi, Gunma, 371-8511, Japan.

Journal Details

This article was published in the following journal.

Name: Surgery today
ISSN: 1436-2813
Pages: 1105-11

Links

DeepDyve research library

PubMed Articles [37858 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

The Effect of Hachimi-Jio-Gan (Ba-Wei-Di-Huang-Wan) on the Quality of Life in Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease - A Prospective Study Using Kampo Medicine.

Objective: To assess whether Hachimi-jio-gan (HJG), a preparation of Kampo medicine (traditional Japanese medicine), improves quality of life (QOL) in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). ...

Hochuekkito, a Japanese Herbal Medicine, Restores Metabolic Homeostasis between Mitochondrial and Glycolytic Pathways Impaired by Influenza A Virus Infection.

Hochuekkito (HKT), a traditional Japanese herbal medicine (Kampo), has been used to treat symptoms of several diseases. In a recent clinical study, HKT was shown to be protective against the influenza...

The Preventive Effect of the Traditional Japanese Herbal Medicine, Hochuekkito, against Influenza A Virus via Autophagy in vitro.

Hochuekkito (HKT), a traditional Japanese herbal medicine, enhances the immunity of elderly or weak individuals. It is also known to have preventive effects against influenza clinically. However, the ...

The effect of using an abdominal binder on postoperative gastrointestinal function, mobilization, pulmonary function, and pain in patients undergoing major abdominal surgery: A randomized controlled trial.

Evidence on the effectiveness of using a binder following abdominal surgery and its effect on gastrointestinal function, mobilization, pulmonary function, and pain is currently unclear.

Prevention and Treatment of Flatulence From a Traditional Persian Medicine Perspective.

The feeling of abdominal fullness, bloating, and movement of gas in the abdomen is a very uncomfortable sensation termed flatulence. Since flatulence is one of the most common gastrointestinal symptom...

Clinical Trials [7286 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Effect of Traditional Chinese Medicine on GI Function Recovery and Nutrition Support in SAP

With multicenter randomized control clinical evaluation investigations, the effect of traditional Chinese medicine on gastrointestinal function recovery and nutrition support in early stag...

Efficacy and Safety Evaluation of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Treatment of Advanced Colorectal Cancer

Although patients of colorectal cancer use Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herbal therapy extensively in China, no strong evidence exists to demonstrate the safety and survival outcomes...

Effect Study of Clinical Outcomes of Traditional Chinese Medicine to Advanced Gastric Cancer by Propensity Score

The researching subject is aimed to obtain the clinical evidences (including real benefits, risks ,etc. ) of traditional Chinese medicine in the treatment of advanced gastric cancer by c...

Can Japanese Traditional Foods Lower Blood Pressure in Healthy Volunteers

The purpose of this study is to determine whether traditional japanese diet blood pressure in healthy volunteers.

A Tolerability and Efficacy Study of TU-100 For The Treatment of Postoperative Ileus

Postoperative ileus (POI), a transient impairment of gastrointestinal (GI) motility, commonly occurs in patients who have undergone abdominal surgery and contributes to postoperative morbi...

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

System of herbal medicine practiced in Japan by both herbalists and practitioners of modern medicine. Kampo originated in China and is based on Chinese herbal medicine (MEDICINE, CHINESE TRADITIONAL).

A system of traditional medicine which is based on the beliefs and practices of the African peoples. It includes treatment by medicinal plants and other materia medica as well as by the ministrations of diviners, medicine men, witch doctors, and sorcerers.

A plant genus of the family AMARANTHACEAE, order Caryophyllales, which has been used in traditional medicine (MEDICINE, CHINESE TRADITIONAL).

A system of traditional medicine which is based on the beliefs and practices of the Chinese culture.

A system of traditional medicine which is based on the beliefs and practices of the Tibetan culture.

Quick Search
Advertisement
 


DeepDyve research library

Relevant Topics

Healthcare
Health care (or healthcare) is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in humans. Health care is delivered by practitioners in medicine, chiropractic, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, a...

Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics is the application of computer software and hardware to the management of biological data to create useful information. Computers are used to gather, store, analyze and integrate biological and genetic information which can then be applied...


Searches Linking to this Article