As mentioned in History of Kampo section, 70% of physicians in Japan regularly prescribe Kampo medicine to their patients (the Lancet, August, 1993). Of those types of physicians who
regularly prescribe Kampo medicine, high percentages are found among gynecologists, urologists, and cardiologists. More recent reports indicate that increased numbers of gastrointestinal (GI)
specialists prescribe Kampo formulas on routine basis for certain GI conditions.
Frequent usage of Kampo among particular groups of medical specialists demonstrates clinical usefulness of Kampo for certain health conditions. However, 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.
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