What kind of herbal medicine is "Kamishoyosan"? how long will you drink Introducing effects on menopausal disorders and menstrual irregularities and precautions when taking


Are you worried about mental and physical disorders such as "I've been irritated lately and can't sleep" or "Is there a Chinese herbal medicine that can help with irregular menstruation?" Women may experience mental and physical disorders due to changes in hormone balance even though there is no underlying disease. Kamishoyosan is a herbal medicine that is often used to treat symptoms peculiar to women. This article is for those who are wondering what kind of herbal medicine Kamishoyosan is, and explains in detail its effects and precautions when taking it. If you are interested, please read to the end and refer to it.

Find out in this article

  • What is Kamishoyosan?
  • efficacy and effect
  • duration of effect
  • Ingredient/quantity
  • Dosage and administration
  • Precautions/side effects
  • Storage method
  • How to get the herbal medicine "Kamishoyosan"

What is Kamishoyosan?

Kamishoyosan is a Chinese herbal medicine that is often used for symptoms peculiar to women such as abnormal menstruation and menopause .
Women's bodies are affected by fluctuations in female hormones such as menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause, so it is said that indefinite complaints are likely to occur.

Indefinite complaints are conditions in which people complain of various symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, insomnia, stiff shoulders, dizziness, and irritability, even though there is no underlying disease.
Kamishoyosan is also known as one of the three major herbal medicines for obstetrics and gynecology, and is a herbal medicine that has been used by many women.

efficacy and effect

Kamishoyosan alleviates physical symptoms such as hot flashes, stiff shoulders, and fatigue, as well as mental symptoms such as irritability and anxiety, and exhibits the following effects1).
Sensitivity to cold, frail constitution, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, menopausal disorder, insomnia1) There is a report that kamishoyosan alleviated sleep disorders in middle-aged women before and after menopause2).

duration of effect

The length of time it takes for an effect to appear varies from person to person, but try taking it for about a month and see how it goes1 ).
The length of time it takes for the drug to take effect varies from person to person, as each person's constitution and degree of symptoms differ.
The effect of any medicine will vary from person to person, but Kampo medicine is especially easy to show differences, so it is important to choose a medicine that is compatible with the individual's constitution and symptoms.
If your symptoms do not improve after taking this medicine for about a month, you should consult your doctor without making any self-diagnosis, as there may be other treatments available.

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Kamishoyosan contains the following 10 crude drugs as ingredients. However, the portion size varies from product to product.

Example) Tsumura Kampo Kamishoyosan extract granules, an over-the-counter Kampo preparation, contains 2.0g of Kamisyoyosan extract in the following proportions in 3.75g of this product (2 packs of this product)1).
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Dosage and dosage

If you are prescribed kamishoyosan at a hospital, take it as directed by your doctor.
On the other hand, take over-the-counter medicines as directed. Please note that the dosage varies according to age.

Example) Tsumura Kampo Kamishoyosan extract granules, an over-the-counter Kampo formulation For adults (ages 15 and older), take 1 packet twice a day with water or hot water before meals 1).

Precautions/side effects

Side effects may occur while taking Kamishoyosan. Before taking this medicine, carefully read the precautions and instructions given by your prescribing doctor or pharmacist.
Could be a side effect! If you think that, it is important to consult your doctor or pharmacist without continuing to take it on your own judgment!

Example) Tsumura Kampo Kamishoyosan extract granules, an over-the-counter Kampo formulation If you experience any of the following symptoms, stop taking the drug and consult a doctor1).

  • Skin rash, redness, itching
  • Nausea/vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach discomfort
  • Diarrhea that lasts longer or worsens

In addition, although the following side effects are rare, caution is required as they may exacerbate the condition if they occur. In this case, please consult a medical institution immediately1).
Liver dysfunction: Fever, itching, rash, jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes), brown urine, general malaise, loss of appetite, etc. Mesenteric phlebosclerosis: Abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal distension, etc. due to long-term use appears repeatedly.

Storage method

Improper storage may affect the quality of the medicine and result in inadequate efficacy. Store according to the storage instructions.

Example) Tsumura Kampo Kamishoyosan extract granules for over-the-counter Kampo preparations
1. Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight
2. Keep out of reach of children 3. When taking the rest after splitting one package, fold the opening of the bag and store it, and take it within 2 days.
4. Depending on the product, the color tone of the granules may differ slightly, but the efficacy and effect will not change.
5. Do not take products that have passed the expiration date.

How to get the herbal medicine "Kamishoyosan"

Kamishoyosan can be prescribed at a hospital or purchased at a drugstore.
Recently, there is also a convenient way to order online. If you are interested, please refer to how to obtain it.

See a doctor and get a prescription

Kamishoyosan is generally prescribed by a gynecologist .
In addition, in the case of menopausal people, there are cases where it is prescribed at a menopausal outpatient clinic or at a psychosomatic medicine clinic if mental symptoms are strong.
The advantage of visiting a hospital is that you can directly tell the doctor about your symptoms in detail, so you can get a prescription for Chinese herbal medicine that suits your symptoms.

In addition, if the condition is severe, there may be cases where treatment other than Chinese medicine is required or other diseases are found.
Therefore, if you are seriously ill, it is recommended to see a doctor.

How to order herbal medicine online

If your symptoms are not that severe and you don't have time to go to the hospital, we recommend ordering kamishoyosan online, which is very convenient .
Kamishoyosan can be ordered at drugstores and online outside of hospitals. However, it is important to choose a herbal medicine that suits your individual constitution and symptoms, but many people worry about whether the herbal medicine is suitable for them when purchasing at a drugstore.

On the internet, you can take a medical interview supervised by a doctor for free on LINE, and you can also receive custom-made Chinese medicine that suits you.
If for some reason you do not have time to go to the hospital and want to receive the herbal medicine that suits you, consider ordering online.

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Women may experience various physical and mental disorders due to fluctuations in female hormones during menstruation and menopause.
The length of time it takes for kamishoyosan to take effect varies from person to person, but try taking it for about a month and see how it goes.

In addition, in order to take the medicine safely and effectively, it is important to take it according to the doctor's instructions or instructions, and if you have any symptoms that you are concerned about, do not continue to take it on your own judgment and consult your doctor!

If you are concerned about Kamishoyosan, please consider visiting a hospital or ordering online.


1) Tsumura Co., Ltd. Tsumura Kampo Kamishoyosan Extract Granules Attachment 2018 https://www.tsumura.co.jp/products/ippan/item/PI_PT-024_603024.pdf

2) M. Terauchi et al. Effects of three Kampo formula: Tokishakuyakusan (TJ-23), Kamishoyosan (TJ-24), and Keishibukuryogan (TJ-25) on Japanese peri- and postmenopausal women with sleep disturbances. 2011 https:/ /link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00404-010-1779-4