06.Kampo Prescription by Japanese Physicians

Result of Survey on actual situation of Kampo usage

  2008 2011
Presently using Kampo preparation 83.5% 89.0%
Sometimes choose Kampo
preparation as the first choice
52.7% 59.0%
Treatment is highly effective 43.4% 50.2%
Level of satisfaction is high 49.0% 53.6%
Treatment is not sufficiently effective 32.7% 23.2%
Evidence is not sufficient 39.8% 34.8%

Reason for prescribing Kampo medicines

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Source: “Survey on actual situation of Kampo usage in 2011” by Japan Kampo Medicines Manufacturers Association