A group of doctors in Japan has issued a warning that Western medicine is in the process of losing its credibility.
Western medicine is losing its legitimacy, a group of Japanese doctors said in an op-ed in the latest issue of The Journal of Medical Ethics.
A recent survey of doctors found that only 4 percent of doctors thought Western medicine had improved over the last 30 years, compared to 22 percent who said it had worsened.
“The Western medicine that was popular in Japan before World War II is no longer as popular as it used to be, and that’s a big problem for the doctors,” said Dr. Yuta Shiraishi, the director of the Medical University of South Korea’s School of Medicine and a former chief of the Department of Surgery at Osaka University.
The doctor’s warning is part of a larger trend in Japan, where the country has become more interested in modern medicine than it was in medical history, Shiraishi said.
Japanese doctors say Western medicine has been unable to address some health problems and that it has done too little to improve patients’ lives.
Many Japanese have become so used to Western medicine, they can’t help but compare it to their own medicine, Shirobako Masahiro, a professor at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in Tokyo, said in a phone interview.
He said that he was aware of the problem of Western medicine being perceived as outdated and in need of reform.
It’s like asking a doctor whether it’s still safe to use the aspirin for the first time, he said.
“If the answer is ‘yes,’ the doctor should explain why, and he should give a detailed explanation of how the aspirin works, because the first one is not the safest,” Masahiko said.
Doctors say the Western medicine they see in the Western world has not changed much since the 1950s, and it’s hard for them to compare it with their own.
Western medicine was supposed to address many health problems, but the doctors said they are not surprised at the growing trend.
Dr. Shiraichika Yamamoto, who teaches at the University of Tokyo Medical School and works in the department of obstetrics and gynecology, said she sees a similar trend in the U.S. as well. In the U