Detox Pad
The Origin

In 15th century, during the end of Muromachi period (1333 - 1573 AD), Japanese's alternative medicine was on the rise and the practice of alternative medicine became a profession that attracted some of the best minds in the country. Up to 120 remedies were introduced. The traditional philosophy underlying Japanese's alternative medicine can be summarized as the belief that health depends on unimpeded circulation, which in turn depends on the body's ability to maintain homeostasis. Disease is an imbalance resulting from the interaction between the person's constitution and the environment, both external and internal, which forms the context of the person's life.

During the Meiji period (1868-1912 AD) Japan was opened to the influence of European culture. Eager to modernize, the emphasis in medicine shifted to adopting Western methods of surgery, anesthesia and microbiology. Japanese's alternative medicine was all but abandoned. It began to attract attention again as early as 1920s. During that time, a number of organizations for Japanese's alternative medicine were founded, including the Japan Toyo Medical Association based at the Asian Medicine Research Center at Chiba University and the Japan Society of Alternative Medicine.

The ingredients of the Sap sheet or Detox pad were part of the remedies introduced during the Marunochi period. At that time, Sap sheet was the best remedy to treat acute illness, to regenerate energy and prevent recurrences and lingering debility. It was also used as a remedy to eliminate skin infection and to remove unpleasant odor.

The clinical and research efforts for the recognition of alternative medicine, including Sap sheet have been so successful that today Public Health Insurance covers 148 alternative medicine formulas prescribed by physicians, 861 over the counter preparations, 180 raw herbs and 53 powdered herbs prescribed by physicians. The Japanese Ministry of Health approves herbs and herbal formulae by the same process that governs new pharmaceutical products and strictly regulates the quality of all Japanese's alternative medicine products. For all products standardization, specification, purity, stability and microbiological assays are among the mandatory tests that are monitored by the Japanese Ministry of Health. Public confidence in the ability of the government to regulate public safety is very high.

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