medicine

Do You Know How to Bring Medicine for Personal Use into Japan?

Are you constantly on medication? Do you have to bring your medicine along with you to Japan for personal use? Are you a makeup diva who has a lot of cosmetics to be brought into Japan? Whatever reason you have, there are some rules you should keep in mind and follow. The Health Care System…

Heading to Tokyo? Here Are 10 Essential Things You Should Pack!

So you are heading to the capital city of the Land of the Rising Sun, all excited and ready to hit the towers and the sushi bars. But before you pack your suitcases, here are a few items that every traveler must have in order to have a pleasant stay in Tokyo (東京). abcnews.go.com/ 1.…

Check Out the Unusual Way This Japanese Hospital Challenges Its Medical Students

Potential doctors and surgeons are required to be book smart to ensure that they are knowledgeable about diseases and how to treat patients. Other than being able to ace the written exams, it is obviously also highly important that surgeons have the skills to operate on patients. Therefore, a hospital in Japan has come up…

Feeling Queasy? Try This Instant Japanese Herbal Reliever!

Almost everyone has suffered from indigestion issues at least once in their lives. If you experience indigestion or other stomach issues quite often, you may want to try this popular antacid herbal product from Japan called “Ohta’s Isan Antacid Powder”. It is said that this product is also a very popular purchase among tourists from…

4 Drugstore Medicines to Cure Your Ills in Japan

Whether you live in Japan or you are traveling in Japan, there is a likelihood that you might get sick. You can probably get by without seeing a doctor, but a trip to a pharmacy without any background knowledge in Japanese is merely a waste of time as there will be practically no written English…

3 Japanese Over The Counter Medicines To Help You Feel Your Best

So, you’ve moved to Japan, or at least travelling in it, and you find yourself under the weather. What to do? If you’re having one of the most common health problems as mentioned below, follow this quick guide to local medicines, which will hopefully get you back in tip-top shape for the rest of your…

Moxibustion: Alternative Japanese Acupuncture Treatment for your Health and Beauty

What is Moxibustion? Moxibustion is one type of hyperthermia therapy method that originated in ancient China in about 2,200 years ago. The method was brought to Japan along with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine around the 6th century. yukaseikotsu.com/ The Japanese word for moxibustion is ‘okyu’ (お灸) and the definition is ‘putting fire with the…

Checklist: 6 Essential Things to Consider in Packing for Japan Travel

Have you ever asked yourself what should be in your luggage when you travel to Japan? Aside from your beauty regimen, toothbrush, handy dictionary/translator, passport, and money. Well, below is a checklist for what to bring when going to Japan. interpropeople.com/ 1. Address myrivendell.wordpress.com/ Always bring with you the full address of the hotel or…

The wonders of Japanese alternative medicine

static.flickr.com When we catch a cold of feel bad for longer than usual, we tend to go see a doctor. We hope that the doctor can “magically” heal us by judging from our symptoms and that he is the only one who can help us by prescribing pills and medicine. Many forget that doctors can…