Kampo Medicine is the traditional herbal medicine of Japan with a history of more than 1500 years. Originating in China, Japanese Kampo Medicine developed unique features in Japan, characterized by a refinement and pragmatic reduction of the appication of herbal formulae and the number of herbs.


Clinical indications are a variety of chronic and functional diseased, such as gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, autoimmune diseases, deficiency syndromes, menopausal disorders, and varied problems in oncology and geriatrics.


Today, Kampo Medicine is well integrated into modern health care in Japan. Extensive research has been conducted in basic and clinical research fields, and a standard regarding the quality of herbal medicines has been developed.


The International Society for Japanese Kampo Medicine (ISJKM) is an international association that promotes communication and collaboration among English speaking researchers and practitioners who are dedicated to and identify with Japanese Kampo Medicine.


The purpose of the society is to provide an international voice in understanding the scope of the field and promoting excellence in clinical practice, education and research within an international context.


ISJKM was founded 2009 in Tokyo and is located in London.


In accordance with the results of the General Meeting of June 2015 in Vienna, the following members currently form the Executive Board:


President: Heidrun Reißenweber-Hewel, Munich, Germany: mail@isjkm.com

Vice-President: Ulrich Eberhard, Madrid, Spain: consulta@ulrich-eberhard.com

Treasurer: Gretchen de Soriano, London,UK: g.de_soriano@my.westminster.ac.uk

The executive board is assisted by two Scientific Coordinators:

Silke Cameron, Göttingen, Germany:  silke.cameron@med.uni-goettingen.de

and Bernd Kostner, Vienna, Austria: doktor@zgm.at

Thank you for your Contribution at the

3rd International Symposium for Japanese Kampo Medicine

on Friday, June 19, 2015 in Vienna, Austria


Highlights of Japanese Kampo Medicine:

Traditional Knowledge, Modern Research and Clinical Practice


With 80 participants from eight countries around the world, the symposium was a successful international event. It covered clinical experiences, research results and new trends in all major aspects of Japanese Kampo Medicine.