Welcome to Kampo.ca



kampo-homeimageKampo (or Kanpo) is a traditional Japanese therapeutic system, the bulk of which is derived from the classical Chinese medicine that came to Japan in the 5th and 6th centuries. Over the years, the Japanese have created unique diagnosis methods, herbal formulas, and therapeutic approaches.

Kampo includes most of the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) modalities including acupuncture, moxibustion (heat therapy), Anma (or Tuina, an ancient massage technique and the basis of Shiatsu therapy), diet, and herbal medicine.

Kampo.ca is a website primarily devoted to discussing Kampo herbal medicine.

  • History of Kampo

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    * The term Kampo (or Kanpo) is translated from 2 characters: 漢 (kan) representing the Han dynasty and 方 (po or ho) meaning “method.” From this, Kampo literally means “the method of the Han Dynasty.”


  • Herbs & Formulas

    bullet-arrowHerbs & Formulas

    ‘Herbal’ medicines are not only derived from plants, fruits, or trees but also from rocks, shells, and different parts of animals, such as their skin, bones, or organs. Thus ‘herbal’ medicine must be distinguished from purely botanical medicine.


  • Health Conditions

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    Kampo is not only for specific groups of patient population or diseases. It has been traditionally used to treat a wide variety of patients with various health issues.