Japan Phyto and Aromatherapy Network
In advanced nations of Western, an integrated medicine aimed at Patient-Centered Care is focused because of the qualitative changes of social circumstances, for example increase of a lifestyle-related illness accompanying super-aging society, a rapid rise of psychosomatic or mental disorder, and medical cost inflation, which anticipates both of Western modern medicine (contemporary medicine) and traditional medicine (naturopathy). A two-facedness that like while Japan is located the East, very influenced by Western in culturally, also in the medical while a technique is intended for advanced science, an intention loves nature, could be glimpsed. The cultural peculiarity might have potential to make a some contributions to "integrate" with the both of the medicines. We think that to disseminate the diffusion of the phytotherapy which is a core of integrated medicine and changes of the medicine in Japan to the world is our missions.