Japanese doctors give first-ever prescription for vitamin C to western patients

Doctors in Japan have given the first-time prescription to westerners to treat chronic hepatitis C, which can be deadly in high doses.Dr Hideo Nakamura, who heads the university’s department of medicine, said in a statement the patients were receiving a treatment that can help prevent the disease from reoccurring.The drug, called piroxicam, is a combination …

The Japanese Medicine that the West should follow

Western medicine is being attacked in Japan, as its practitioners are being accused of treating cancer patients with Western drugs.The New York Times says the accusations were leveled at physicians who have been prescribing chemotherapy drugs to cancer patients for decades.The Times cites a report in Japan’s Asahi Shimbun newspaper.According to the paper, a cancer …

How to diagnose and treat the most common chronic illnesses in western Japan

Western medicine has been a major factor in Japan’s decline, and in part because of the country’s aging population.But some westerners are increasingly becoming concerned about the health risks that come with old medicine, and the growing popularity of herbal remedies and alternative medicine.In an effort to help them, the country has introduced a national …