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ARAI Ichiro, Ph.D. / Professor

Division of Kampo Pharmaceutical Sciences

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Research Topics

1. Proposal of the system for integrative medicine by the survey of its utilization and provision, and analysis of its social determinant.

2. Study on the information providing integrative medicine for the sake of proper selections by patients, the general population, and medical professionals.

3. The development of the international standard in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Research in our group is focused on integrative medicine including Kampo medicines, a Japanese herbal medicines derived from ancient Chinese medicine. We are now researching integrative medicine from the aspect of regulatory science, social science, and clinical evidence in comparison to other countries, especially East Asian countries.

Representative Publications

1. Arai I., Harada Y., Koda H., Tsutani K., Motoo Y., Estimated incidence per population of adverse drug reactions to Kampo medicines from the Japanese Adverse Drug Event Report database (JADER), Traditional & Kampo Medicine, (2019) (accepted).

2. Misawa J., Ichikawa R., Shibuya A., Maeda Y., Arai I., Hishiki T., Kondo Y., The impact of uncertainty 3in society on the use of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine: a comparative study on visits to alternative/traditional/folk health care practitioners, BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2019, 19, 251 (2019) doi: 10.1186/s12906-019-2662-x.

3. Hosaka M., Arai I., Ishiura Y., Ito T., Seki Y., Naito T., Masuzawa Y., Nakayama T., Motoo Y., Efficacy of daikenchuto, a traditional Japanese Kampo medicine, for postoperative intestinal dysfunction in patients with gastrointestinal cancers:Meta-analysis, International Journal of Clinical Oncology, 24, 1385–1396 (2019)

4. Huang C., Tran D., Li T., Sasaki Y., Lee J., Lee M., Arai I., Motoo Y., Yukawa K., Tsutani K., Ko S., Hwang S., Chen F.,The utilization of complementary and alternative medicine in Taiwan: an internet survey using an adapted version of the international questionnaire (I-CAM-Q), Journal of the Chinese Medical Association, 82, 665-671 (2019) doi: 10.1097/JCMA.0000000000000131.

5. Arai I., Kawahara N.. Kampo pharmaceutical products in the Japanese health-care system: Legal status and quality assurance, Traditional & Kampo Medicine, 6, 3-11 (2019) doi: 10.1002/tkm2.1204.

6. Motoo Y., Yukawa K., Arai I., Hisamura K., Tsutani K., Use of complementary and alternative medicine in Japan: a cross-sectional internet survey using the Japanese version of International Complementary and Alternative Medicine Questionnaire, JMA Journal, 2, 35-46 (2019) doi: 10.31662/jmaj.2018-0044.

7. Motoo Y., Yukawa K., Hisamura K., Tsutani K., Arai I., Internet survey on the provision of complementary and alternative medicine in Japanese private clinics: a cross-sectional study, Journal of Integrative Medicine, 17, 8-13 (2019) doi:10.1016/j.joim.2018.11.003.

8. Lee J.A., Sasaki Y., Arai I., Go H.Y., Park S., Yukawa K., Nam Y.K., Ko S.G., Motoo Y., Tsutani K., Lee M.S., An assessment of the use of complementary and alternative medicine by Korean people using an adapted version of the standardized international questionnaire (I-CAM-QK): A cross-sectional study of an internet-based survey, BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 18, 238(2018) doi: 10.1186/s12906-018-2294-6.

9. Arai I., Hagiwara Y., Motoo Y., Estimated incidence of adverse drug reactions to Kampo medicines in randomized controlled clinical trials, Traditional & Kampo Medicine, 5, 106-112 (2018) doi: org/10.1002/tkm2.1200.

10. Motoo Y., Yukawa K., Hisamura K., Arai I., Usability of the evidence-based Japanese Integrative Medicine (eJIM) information site: Analysis with focus group discussion and Internet survey on the general population, Integrative Medicine Research, 7, 238-247 (2018) doi: org/doi:10.1016/j.imr.2018.03.002.

11. Motoo Y., Hakamatsuka T., Kawahara N., Arai I., Tsutani K., Standards of Reporting Kampo Products (STORK) as a reference for Kampo extracted products, Journal of Integrative Medicine, 15, 182-185 (2017) doi:10.1016/S2095-4964(17)60347-9.