Article Abstract

Traditional Japanese medicine in geriatrics, evidences and the guideline

Authors: Koh Iwasaki

Abstract

Japan has become an unprecedented super-aging society. The average life span of Japanese is 90 years. However, not everyone can stay healthy for life. Healthy life span is 10 years shorter than life span. Many spend an average of 10 years in need of care. In such a situation, what can traditional medicine do?