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 05 May 2017 in Berlin, the following members currently form the Executive Board:


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

Vice-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>





ISJKM is collaborating partner of the World Congress on Medical Acupuncture in Munich, Germany on Sept 7-9, 2018. It will feature all aspects of acupuncture and related techniques and we will have also a Kampo Session (Symposium 23) on Sat. Sept 8 from 14:00 - 15:45.

You will find the whole program at:  www.icmart-isams2018.org
We look forward to meeting you on this occasion in Munich!



The 5th International Symposium for Japanese Kampo Medicine


will take place on
Friday Sept 6 - Saturday Sept 7, 2019


in Hann.Münden near Göttingen, Germany


Please save the date!


More Information will follow soon!

Thank you very much for the

4th International Symposium for Japanese Kampo Medicine

on Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Berlin, Germany


Venue: Hotel Maritim pro Arte, Friedrichstrasse 151, 10117 Berlin


Many thanks to all participants for this wonderful and inspiring event!


For more details please go to: Conferences