BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 20 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:132

In Japan the distinction between Western and complementary medicine is blurred, with two thirds of Tokyo's inhabitants claiming to use non-conventional treatments. This is partly related to the widespread practice of traditional Japanese medicine, introduced some 1000 years ago from China. Western medicine, by contrast, has …

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