Amanda Callahan HIS-301-Q6218- World History and Culture- 19EW6 Professor Lesley Skousen August 4, 2019 Short Paper: Medical Techniques Throughout history people have jumped to the conclusions of people dealing in witchcraft or sin being the main reason for someone’s sickness because it was the only way to explain things during the early centuries. Due to not having a way to explain an illness it felt easier to blame something like that person being a witch or they must have sinned to have to go through such a horrible illness. In the end those beliefs brought about an imbalance within the surrounding communities. It would also help the medical practitioners bring about ways to heal a person in a more traditional way such as herbs, acupuncture, tai chi, and any other forms of healing that took place during the early centuries. Kampo medicine is practiced throughout Japan which is still used primarily through Japan during Modern day. Kampo is based from Chinese medicine but was adapted to Japanese medicine. Kampo (also written Kanpo, Kampo is the older transliteration) literally means the Han Method, referring to the herbal system of China that developed during the Han Dynasty. 1 Even though Kampo practices acupuncture, moxibustion, and other components of the Chinese medical system, it relies primarily on prescription of herb formulas. 2 There is two classes of Kampo practicing within Japan which are called Goseiha and Kohoha. The Goseiha School began on a small scale but was spread considerably fast by several of Tashiro's 1 Dharmananda, Subhuti, “Kampo Medicine: The Practice of Chinese Herbal Medicine in Japan,” (ND).
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