Alternative and Comparative Medicine in Dentistry

  • Kazuo Komiyama
  • Kazuyosi Koike
  • Masahiro Okaue
  • Takahiro Kaneko
  • Mitsuhiko Matsumoto
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 546)


In Japan, Oriental herbal medicines (Kampo) are clinically designated as drugs that can be prescribed by any doctor. The quality of the materials used in Kampo are well controlled by pharmaceutical companies. One of the leading Japanese companies, Tsumura Pharmaceuticals Co. Japan, classifies the herbal materials according to the sub-species of the plant and the place it was collected or grown. Kampo is no longer an old or mysterious prescription and its use must be re-evaluated and considered as a choice for therapy today.


Sjogren Syndrome Plate Denture Saliva Secretion Comparative Medicine Glycyrrhizae Radix 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kazuo Komiyama
    • 1
  • Kazuyosi Koike
    • 2
  • Masahiro Okaue
    • 3
  • Takahiro Kaneko
    • 4
  • Mitsuhiko Matsumoto
    • 3
  1. 1.Departments of Pathology; Division of Immunology and Pathobiology, Dental Research CenterNihon University School of DentistryJapan
  2. 2.Oral diagnosisJapan
  3. 3.Oral and Maxillo-facial SurgeryJapan
  4. 4.Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgery, Saitama Medical CenterSaitama Medical SchoolJapan

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