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The Journal of Internal Korean Medicine 2014;35(3): 309-316.
일본의 한방의료서비스 현황 조사연구
최보람1, 조여진2, 손창규3
1대전대학교 한의학과
2대전대학교 일어일문과
3대전대학교 한의과대학 간장면역학교실
Study on the State of Kampo Medical Services in Japan
Bo-ram Choi1, Yoe-jin Jo2, Chang-gue Son3
1College of Oriental Medicine, Dae-Jeon University
2College of Japanese Language and Literature, Dae-Jeon University
3Liver and Immunology Research Center of Dae-Jeon University Oriental Hospital
Correspondence  Chang-gue Son ,Tel: 042-229-6807, Fax: 042-254-3403, Email: ckson@dju.ac.kr
  Published online: September 30, 2014.
ABSTRACT
Objectives:
This study aimed to analyze the status of Kampo medicine services in Japan.

Methods:
We surveyed the literature or reports regarding health insurance, clinics for Kampo medicine, human resources and medical fees for Kampo medicine services.

Results:
The Japanese government abolished the system of the Oriental doctor in 1874, but KampoKampo medicine services including acupuncture and moxibustion, and 674 products of 149 herbal drugs are now involved in items for health insurance. A total of 78 university medical schools or hospitals have Kampo clinics. As of 2012, 1,775 Kampo specialists, 100,881 acupuncturists and 99,118 moxibustion therapists provide Kampo medical services.

Conclusions:
Japan has a unique system of Kampo medicine which is much different from Korean medicine or traditional Chinese medicine. This study provides basic information about Kampo medicine, and can be useful to establish a globalization-strategy for Korean medicine for Japan.
Key words: Kampo medicine, Korean medicine, Globalization
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