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 diseases, 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 06 September 2019 in Hann. Münden, the following members currently form the Executive Board:


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

Vice-President: Yoshiharu Motoo, Kanazawa, Japan: motoo@kanazawa-med.ac.jp

Treasurer: Gretchen de Soriano, London, UK: Gretchen De Soriano <gretchen@neko1.plus.com>


In addition, Heidrun Reißenweber-Hewel, Germany was awarded the title Honoray President for her longterm achievements for ISJKM and will furtheron support the Executive Board. 


Upcoming Symposium in 2022

The 6th International Symposium for Japanese Kampo Medicine

Christ Church College, Oxford University, Oxford in the UK

Friday 23rd – Saturday 24th September 2022

Hall of Christ Church, Photo By chensiyuan, CC BY-SA 4.0
Hall of Christ Church, Photo By chensiyuan, CC BY-SA 4.0