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Kampō (or Kanpō) is a traditional Japanese therapeutic system, the bulk of which is derived from the classical Chinese medicine that came to Japan in the 5th and 6th centuries. Over the years, the Japanese have created unique diagnosis methods, herbal formulas, and therapeutic approaches.

Kampo includes most of the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) modalities including acupuncture, moxibustion (heat therapy), Anma (or Tuina, an ancient massage technique and the basis of Shiatsu therapy), diet, and herbal medicine. is a website primarily devoted to discussing Kampo herbal medicine. For information on Japanese acupuncture and moxibustion, please visit


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March 13th, 2012 at 3:29 am