Japanese traditional herbal medicine, which is known as "Kampo", has received increasing attention as an alternative approach to the treatment of various diseases. In order to safely and effectively apply Kampo, it is essential to understand oriental diagnostics. Herein, an outline of such diagnostics is introduced, and current trends in Kampo research are reviewed.
Keywords: Oren-gedoku-to, Yoku-kan-san, Hange-shashin-to, Ginseng, Onji, Syakuyaku-kanzo-to, Sho-saiko-to, oriental diagnostics
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