Frequently Asked Questions

There are many misconceptions about Kampo medicine.
We hope our patients to fully understand its effectiveness and use it with confidence.
* Please consult with us, as the effectiveness depends on the individual.

We recommend you to take it between meals.
Ideally, about 2 hours after each meal.
Take it with water or hot water.
By dissolving it with a small amount of tepid water, it’s better absorbed. Actually, it also smells and tastes nicer.
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It all depends on the seriousness of symptom, the duration of symptom, the constitution, as well as the living habit. Allow 10 days to 1 month to begin with. If no effect is seen after 1 to 2 months, we usually advise you to stop taking it.
* Please consult with us, as the effectiveness depends on the individual.
It will be about 7,000 to 8,000 yen (tax excluded) for granule or powder medicine. This is about 300 yen per day. You can begin daily body maintenance with a cost for a cup of coffee.
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Here is the beauty of Kampo medicine. When the body condition is back to normal, you don’t have to take it anymore. If you still feel uncertain, use it a little longer.
* Please consult with us, as the effectiveness depends on the individual.
If different Kampo medicines are taken simultaneously, the balance of crude drugs included in each medicine is lost and they don’t work appropriately. If you need to take different Kampo medicines, take one medicine 1 hour before taking the other one.

If medicines with contradicting effectiveness are taken at the same time, they may not work correctly. Please consult with us before using medicines in combination.
Because of the different approaches taken in Kampo and Western medicines, you can take them together. However, it’s best to contact us as they may have contradicting effects.
It’s wrong to assume that “Kampo is safe because it has no side effects.” Here’re some examples.

- Just like food, it may cause allergic reactions.
- Wrong Kampo medicine may cause side effects.

Please contact us if you feel something is wrong after taking Kampo medicine.