Japanese Kampo Medicines for the Treatment of Common Diseases - Focus on Inflammation provides researchers and clinicians with a current look at how Kampo medicines can be used to effectively treat inflammatory disorders. Japanese Kampo medicines are a mixture of natural and herbal medicines that are available in Japan for the treatment of various diseases. Given their therapeutic potential, they are often prescribed instead of, or alongside, allopathic medicines.
Kampo medicines are becoming more widespread and have proven effective for the treatment of a variety of inflammatory diseases, such as colitis, dermatitis, myocarditis, hepatitis, cardiomyopathy, and nephritis. This book offers background on Japanese Kampo medicines, along with a compilation of the published scientific data for several different types of Kampo medicines. It is an evidence-based guide for all those involved in, or interested in, the research and practice of Kampo medicine.
Dr. Somasundaram Arumugam is a Reader in the Department of Clinical Pharmacology at Niigata University of Pharmacy and Applied Life Sciences. Dr. Arumugam received the Japanese Circulation Society Young Investigator Award for International Students in 2014. He received the Young Investigator Award at the 6th International Congress on Cardiovascular Diseases in 2011. He is an Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Innovative Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research. He is serving as an expert reviewer in various journals and he has more than 50 scientific publications to his credit. Prof/Dr. Kenichi Watanabe has received his PhD of Medical Sciences at Niigata University and PhD of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Shizuoka Prefectural University. Currently, he is working as a Clinical Pharmacologist and Cardiologist at Niigata University of Pharmacy and Applied Life Sciences, Niigata, Japan. His research has focused on heart diseases, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, inflammation, Kampo traditional Japanese medicine, and metabolic syndrome. Based on this research and fellowship training he has received several awards and honors, such as the best paper award from the Society of Experimental Biology and Medicine. He is serving as an Editorial Member of several reputed journals as well as an expert reviewer. He has over 500 scientific publications to his credit.
1. Introduction to Japanese Kampo Medicines 2. Kampo Medicine for Human Homeostasis 3. General Mechanisms of Immunity and Inflammation 4. Antioxidant Property Is the Basic Feature of Kampo Medicine 5. Japanese Kampo Medicines for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 6. Significance of Japanese Kampo Medicine in Supportive Care of Heart Failure/Function 7. Kampo Medicine for Hypertension and Related Disorders 8. Japanese Kampo Medicines for Diabetes Mellitus 9. Japanese Kampo Medicine for Aging-Related Neurological Diseases 10. Antiinflammatory Effects of Kampo Medicines in Atopic Dermatitis 11. Japanese Kampo Medicine for Hepatic Inflammation 12. Kampo Medicines for Autoimmune Disorders: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Autoimmune Diabetes Mellitus 13. Kampo Medicine for Renal Inflammatory Conditions 14. Kampo Medicines for Infectious Diseases 15. Drug Delivery Aspects of Herbal Medicines 16. Regulatory Aspects of Herbal Medicine