SUZUKA UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCE

Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Message from the Director

Oriental medicine encompasses several types of medical practices that have been continued since the old days in East Asian countries. The traditional medicine has attracted attention as complementary health approaches, which is now incorporated into modern integrative medicine. In the Northeast Asian traditional medicine, Kampo herbal medicines and acupuncture/moxibustion play a pivotal role in the treatment. Furthermore, good self-care and special meals (dishes prepared with medicinal herbs) are emphasized for the disease prevention. Despite increased importance of the traditional remedy in comprehensive medicine, however, there remain many questions and controversies about its clinical efficacies and therapeutic mechanisms. Multidisciplinary, interinstitutional, and international collaborations are required to shed light on the unsolved issues. Fortunately, our university has a wide variety of departments of basic and clinical sciences and a friendship cooperative agreement with Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which allows us to promote fruitful cooperation. This effort will make it possible to contribute to establishment of the ideal health care systems.

Ko Nishimura, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Professor, Suzuka University of Medical Science, Faculty of Health Science

Researchers and Research Projects

Researchers Position
Ko Nishimura Director, Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Professor, Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Faculty of Health Science
Torao Ishida Professor emeritus
Jun Kawanokuchi Associate Professor, Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Kaito Mizuno Associate Professor, Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Faculty of Health Science
Ken Takagi Research Associate, Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Atsushi Takeda Research Associate, Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Faculty of Health Science
Yoshinori Sunami Assistant, Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine