The purpose of this web site is to introduce to
the modern age, traditional medicine ( i.e. one of the most effective medicine in CAM or complementary and alternative medicine ) that may serve as a valuable healing
method, such as Chinese medicine(TCM), Ayurveda , etc. This site especially focuses on the treatment and remedy with
natural herbal medicine. This web site aims to promote the health and
beauty of modern people, through the vast wisdom of traditional medicine,
which has been passed down throughout the history of mankind.
April 14, 2003, it was declared that the decoding of the human genome had successfully
reached its completion. The human genome is an overall picture of the human genetic
code, which can be thought of as a design chart or blueprint of human beings.
The decoding revealed that genes are comprised of a molecular compound called
DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). Fifty years ago, two scholars, Watson (U.S.A.) and Crick
(England) discovered that DNA takes the form of parallel-stranded double helices.
Since then, the research of what kind of information DNA holds has been highly
anticipated. If the full scope of DNA is revealed, then we may be able
to eradicate roots of diseases from genes. Of course, we can only dream about
that at this point.
Currently, the reality is that "we have discovered
that 80% of human genes are commonly found among all living creatures and are
universal. Our mission is to reveal the intricate mechanism that creates human
beings by skillfully utilizing genes. When we first set out on the decoding, we
thought we would reveal the whole picture of genes by reading the genome, but
it turned out that living creatures are far more complex than we thought."
(Yoshiyuki Sakaki - Chairman of Human Genome Organization)
The human body,
which has been nurtured by Mother Nature since the birth of life on earth four billion
years ago, is now starting to show signs of the bad effect that the rapid development
of technology has imposed on human life in just these 100 years or so; for instance,
environmental pollution, the overflow of chemicals, endocrine-disrupting chemicals,
etc. Even what we eat everyday contains these chemicals.
It is ironic that chemicals used in order to achieve the "real" taste
are, in fact, one of the factors that cause damage to people's sense of taste.
web site does not totally deny science. It is not a matter of yes or no, nor an
either or situation, but a way of looking deeply at the essence of things by facing
In light of the mistakes we made in the 20th century, it is
now time to create a world where science and nature can co-exist. Humans are
natural beings. Every human being is unique and different in mind and body. We should
think in terms of a human being as a whole, not as a collective entity made
up of parts such as the heart, stomach, lung, etc. While such organs function
according to their roles, they connect in an organic way and cannot exist if cut
off from one another.
Every article featured in this web site is not at all
based on radical or new ideas. In fact, you may have heard something like it before.
However, the reason why this web site was created is because the human body is starting
to let out cries for help. What will happen when the human body reaches its limit?
It is hard to predict, but we must think about this carefully. Medicine, the purpose of which is to help people, is, on the contrary, placing
a burden on people, which should not be the case. It is time that human beings gather their strength to construct medicine for the benefit of humanity.
4000 year long legacy of Chinese medicine(TCM), when compared to the history of mankind, might just
as well be a flash of a moment. However, it is true that Chinese medicine is based on a vast
history and abundant clinical data that cannot be compared to modern medicine.
Chinese medicine is based on the theory of wholeness, rather than looking at the human body
as a collection of parts.
We would like to introduce through this web site
traditional methods of medicine, health maintenance and beauty that we deem most
necessary for the modern age, not just as knowledge but as a practical means that
one can carry out in everyday life.
website, we try to introduce various traditional herbal medicines ( i.e. complementary and alternative medicine; CAM) useful for modern life.
We mainly introduce traditional Chinese herbal medicine. The domain name of this
website, "tradmedicine" is a coined word based on "traditional
medicine"; knowledge of traditional medicine is expected to increase.
Chinese herbal medicine
is safe for humans and is an effective medicine. The effects have
been recognized for more than 4000 years. This is proven by many clinical researchers
to be effective against various modern chronic diseases (especially where
modern medicines fail). Moreover, significant effects are shown in prevention of sickness,
health recovery, and beauty as well. By making good use of the knowledge
of Chinese herbal medicine, we can expect effects based on the human body's natural ability to cure itself. Sadly, the mainstream views things scientifically
today. As an example, Chinese medicine tends to be neglected as a "thing of the past",
because methods and terms are sometimes difficult to understand. Most people think
that modern medicine equals fast results and thus it is effective, which shows
the mistake of thinking that immediate results are always best. Some people who
are engaged in modern medicine have a terrible misunderstanding that "Traditional
medicine is a kind of witchcraft."
This website aims to correct this misunderstanding
by explaining and making practical use of the effects of proper Chinese medicine.
The theories and terms will be explained so as to be as easy to understand as possible.
medicine such as Chinese medicine does not exist only for privileged people, specialists, and
researchers. Nor, is it the teachings of wise men. The first principle is for Chinese herbal medicine to be accessible to the general public. Therefore, several
ideas are implemented on this website so people can understand our explanations.
We place priorities on the understanding and content as a whole, not the correctness
of the details. We would like to make it clear that it is possible to make use
of Chinese herbal medicine without understanding all the details. We will show that
it is possible to utilize the essences in daily life easily without knowledge
of all the small details. It is enough to understand that Chinese medicine
is one of the best ways to treat human beings.
An online school will be opened
later for those who wish to learn more in detail. We will make it a place where
you can learn the real theory and knowledge of herbal medicine.
This website will approach Chinese herbal medicine from the viewpoints
of reality and daily life.
We will tell you how Chinese herbal medicine treats
the illnesses and symptoms which people easily get, and how it deals with beauty. We will also introduce how to easily make use of it
in your daily routine. When it is necessary, we will make modern style
arrangements and sometimes create a fusion of other traditional medicines. This website will also propose new beauty methods made from the combination
of Chinese medicine and aromatherapy - an easy way to apply herbal medicine to your everyday activity
3) The herbs will be shown in Latin in
the following form:
Botanical name of herb :
parts of herb used : Ramulus
The Theory of Chinese Medicine
When you first read about the theories of Chinese medicine(TCM), it is very important to realize that you must not take them
scientifically. Chinese medicine is not science. Previous generations in China got proven results with
their own bodies, and they have passed knowledge on to modern people. In other
words, it is a kind of systematized manual for everyone to make good use of cures such as herbal medicine, acupuncture and moxibustion. Theories such as Yin and Yang and The Five Elements have been introduced to systematize this medicine,
but it can be used in your daily life without knowing these theories. Our site will help you with this.
Being scientific means that
under the same condition, the same result can be obtained regardless of who verifies
it. As for human beings, however, not a person
exists who is the same as anyone else, and even in the same person, their physical condition changes continuously during their life time. From this viewpoint, the medicine for treating human beings has to have an
It could be said that some medicine is reliable as a means to treat human beings because it has some aspects beyond science.
Moreover, selected effects have been systematized over a period of 4000 years or more.
Compared to modern medicine, approved after only years of clinical examinations, there are
great differences in terms of the safety to the human body.
also true that the level of present-day science is affected by the levels of current technology. The machine which can measure 1/100 units can't measure 1/1000 units.
Until the machine which
can measure 1/1000 is developed, scientists must continue to use machines of lesser abilities.
Medical science deals
with the human body. All people are different. As a result, things cannot be
proven scientifically. Therefore, you must prove effect on an individual by clinical
research. Chinese medicine is systematized based on the results of clinical research. To learn
this theory is also to learn that unscientific treatment of
individual human beings is possible.
Even when science advances more
and the make-up of each individual becomes clear at the level of a specific human genome,
we do not know when we will have a more effective cure for each disease for each
person. We also do not know whether the results will be the cures which make the
most use of chemicals (which favors modern medical science). As long
as science contributes to the human condition, we expect the advancement of science.
At the same time, we hope to treat people humanely when we practice
There is a Japanese saying : "Onko Chishin." This means we can find a guide into tomorrow by taking lessons from the past.
Thus we launch this website.
Production and management of this website is from the Haabu no kaze (the wind of herbs) production committee.
Former Manager, Division of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
National Institute of Health Sciences
Kazuo Uebaba (In charge of Ayurveda)
Director, Ayurveda Society in Japan
Shin'ichiro Hayashi (In charge of Aroma Therapy)
Management Committee Member, Japan Holistic Medical Society
Ko Ei (In charge of Chinese Medicine)
Chinese Medical Doctor
Graduate of Beijin University of Chinese Medicine
Staff (in alphabetical order)
Keiko Ikadamaru, Masako Ishii, Manami Kanehiro,
Jun Kubota, Meeta Mira, Chikako Murai,
Kyuichiro Murata, Junko Sagawa, Kyoko Saito, Masaki Saito,
Harumi Sakamoto, Shino Tatara, Saeko Teshima, Hiroko Uechi,
Keizo Umetani, Kaori Yoshida
This site is for education and enlightenment about traditional medical science. All the herbs, formulas and recipes have been confirmed as being safe. However, it cannot be said that there is no side effect. This website cannot take responsibility for any side effect, especially in the following cases:
1. When the person has a condition such as high blood pressure or diabetes.
2. In the case of a food allergy or unpredictable responses such as anaphylactic shock.
3. When the person doesn't follow the directions and an excessive amount is used.
When you use this site, please use your best judgement, take personal responsibility and consult your doctor when necessary. We cannot take any responsibility for any trouble that may arise from using products or information listed on this website. We also cannot guarantee 100% effectiveness because every person's physical condition is different.
All the reference materials used to make this website are listed
on our Japanese site.
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