“Kazuisutika” (1911, Meiji 44) by Ogai Mori states: “The medicine, which my old man practices, is mainly based on Hufeland’s thought …” that is a medicine, being practiced by a hero’s father, which is modelled on Ogai’s father.Homoeopathy was not settled in Japan, though the words ‘Hahnemann’ and ‘Homoeopathy’ were put into Chinese characters and it was partly introduced in the Edo period. Firstly, homoeopathy was standing on a theory of vitalism, and that approach was too dogmatic in character.Since the 1980s, some people in Japan who had been abroad, started using homoeopathy.This was due to the rising interest worldwide, in alternative medicines.The accomplishments of Torako Yui, as a pioneer, are viewed with awe.
There is some evidence that homoeopathic treatment was carried on by a woman doctor named Sakon.There is some doubt about whether the book captured the essence of homeopathy and it didn’t have much effect on medical practice in Japan.In spite of writing the book, Sakaguchi rarely treated people with homeopathy., but it was swayed by American conventional and pharmaceutical medicine after the World War? After World War IIJust after World War II, Hiroshi Sakaguchi (Kyoto University Medical School graduate) had a strong interest in oriental medicine.He went to Germany to teach acupuncture and moxibustion on the invitation of Dr. While Sakaguchi was teaching acupuncture and moxibustion, he became familiar with homoeopathy.But it was as if someone were guarding the tap, so it wouldn’t be found.Homoeopathy had been spread all over the world, and it seemed unnatural that it didn’t exist in Japan.I felt strongly that I had to tell everybody that the tap existed here.In the beginning there were so many difficulties in introducing homoeopathy to the Japanese people, but the water began to flow and it has been become a big river now.Ms Torako Yui remembers those days, “That time in Japan…If somebody could just turn a tap, water (knowledge of homeopathy) would start to flow and people could have benefited from it.