NGO / Study Association
of Traditional Japanese Medicine
|Message from Takeo
Katakura, the Representative Director
What always breaks my heart are the problems suffered by human
beings. Many remainunsolved, particularly suffering caused by
Even today, in an age of advanced medical science whose benefits
cannot all be realized, some problems are still unsolved and
new ones have emerged. I thought that there was something that
I as a practitioner of oriental medicine could do to help in
this area, no matter how small my contribution.
I can contribute to the world by improving my own knowledge and
skills, and provide medical services to people, of course, but
there is a limit to what one individual can do. Therefore, I
decided to train many other practitioners and create a whole
Even if an act is regarded as like watering a desert, I believe
that if we persist we can turn the desert into fertile soil where
plants grow. This is why I established the Meimon-kai - "meimon"
means the "origin of life".
The Meimon-kai aims to disseminate appropriate knowledge
of traditional medicine used in Traditional Japanese medicine,
(particularly acupuncture, moxibustion, Anma massage and Shiatsu)
to the public and to the medical practitioners who treat them
as patients. We aim to develop specialists and re-evaluate traditional
medicine to apply it to modern treatments.
We set out the objectives below in order to promote exchange
with students and practitioners of traditional medicine all over
the world, to introduce the Traditional Japanese medical techniques
and theories used in Japan, if necessary, and also to dispatch
medical practitioners to contribute to health and welfare in
foreign countries if they ask us to do so.
1. Spreading appropriate information dbout
Traditional Japanese medicine
2. Training medical practitioners and lecturers
3. Re-evaluating Traditional Japanese medicine as practised until
the Middle Ages and reapplying it to the modern era
4. Exchange of traditional medicine all over the world
5. Volunteer activities in countries where they need them.
|History of Overseas
Activities (in Myanmar)
of the Meimon-kai mainly in Japan.
Division inaugurated within the Meimon-kai.
teaching program at the University of Medical Technology Yangon
at their request. (Katakura and Fukasawa)
|2002 March 24-April
programs at University of Medical Technology Yangon . (Fukasawa)
Arranged donation of medical books to the University of Medical
Technology Yangon from the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
at Kitasato University.
|2003 August 3-16
teaching program on acupuncture, Shiatsu and Anma massage to
traditional medical practitioners at AMDA Center for Training(ACT)
in Yangon at the request of AMDA, an international NGO.
At the same time gave teaching program at the University of Medical
Technology Yangon.(Katakura, Fukasawa ad Takamura)
Arranged donation of medical books to the University from the
Faculty of Medicine at Yamagata University and Suiran Pharmacy.
Arranged donation of needles from Yachiyo Medical to the Department
of Traditional Medicine at the Ministry of Heath in Myanmar
teaching program in moxibustion, Shiatsu and Anma massage to
practitioners of traditional medicines at ACT. (Fukasawa and
||Conducted an interview
for technical teaching program on moxibustion , Shiatsu and Anma
massage for practitioners of traditional medicine in the central
dry zone in Myanmar. (Fukasawa and Koizumi)
|2004 August 7-22
teaching program on moxibustion, Shiatsu and Anma massage to
practitioners of traditional medicine in the central dry zone
in Myanmar.(Katakura and Fukasawa)
program on acupuncture at theUniversity of Medical Technology
Yangon . (Fukasawa)
|2005 May 1-8
teachin program on acupuncture to teaching staff at the University
of Traditional Medicine. (Fukasawa)