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Table 3 Indications for previous use of Kampo medicines

From: Opinions on Kampo and reasons for using it – results from a cross-sectional survey in three Japanese clinics

Treated medical complaint All Kampo/CM Integrative Kampo
  % (n) % (n) % (n) % (n)
Common Cold 36.2 (105) 31.2 (29) 27.9 (38) 30.4 (38)
Gastrointestinal Complaints 30.2 (88) 24.7 (23) 17.6 (24) 32.8 (41)
Hi’e-sho * 29.0 (84) 31.2 (29) 12.5 (17) 30.4 (38)
Stress/Anxiety Disorder 20.7 (60) 19.4 (18) 15.4 (21) 16.8 (21)
Shoulder Stiffness 20.3 (59) 25.8 (24) 9.6 (13) 17.6 (22)
Gynaecological Disease 18.2 (53) 14.0 (13) 13.2 (18) 17.6 (22)
Allergy 16.8 (49) 11.8 (11) 7.4 (16) 17.6 (22)
Hay Fever 14.8 (43) 16.1 (15) 8.1 (11) 13.6 (17)
Headache/Migraine 13.1 (38) 17.2 (16) 8.8 (12) 8.0 (10)
Disturbed Sleep 12.0 (35) 10.8 (10) 8.8 (12) 10.4 (13)
Low Back Pain 11.0 (32) 12.9 (12) 2.9 (4) 12.8 (16)
Dermatological Disease 9.7 (28) 7.5 (7) 0.7 (1) 16.0 (20)
Bronchitis 6.9 (20) 4.3 (4) 5.9 (8) 6.4 (8)
Asthma 6.5 (19) 8.6 (8) 3.7 (5) 4.8 (6)
Cystitis 6.2 (18) 6.5 (6) 3.7 (5) 5.6 (7)
Muscular Disease 6.2 (18) 8.6 (8) 2.9 (4) 4.8 (6)
Neuralgia 5.5 (16) 7.5 (7) 2.9 (4) 4.0 (5)
Anaemia 4.5 (13) 5.4 (5) 4.4 (6) 1.6 (2)
Depression 4.5 (13) 2.2 (2) 4.4 (6) 4.0 (5)
Hypertension 3.8 (11) 3.2 (3) 3.7 (5) 2.4 (3)
Kidney Disease 3.4 (10) 3.2 (3) 0.7 (1) 4.8 (6)
Hypotension 3.1 (9) 3.2 (3) 1.5 (2) 3.2 (4)
Obesity 3.1 (9) 2.2 (2) 2.9 (4) 2.4 (3)
Rheumatic Disease 2.7 (8) 3.2 (3) 2.2 (3) 1.6 (2)
Cancer 1.7 (5) 1.1 (1) 0.0 (0) 3.2 (4)
Diabetes 1.7 (5) 1.1 (1) 0.7 (1) 2.4 (3)
Gastric Ulcer 1.7 (5) 1.1 (1) 0.7 (1) 2.4 (3)
Pneumonia 1.7 (5) 2.2 (2) 0.7 (1) 1.6 (2)
Addiction (Alcohol, Drugs, Other) 0.3 (1) 1.1 (1) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0)
  1. Ailments for which Kampo had been used in the past. Percent of valid answers of Kampo users. CM (traditional) Chinese medicine. * Oversensitivity to cold syndrome, see text.