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Founder’s Spirit

Meiji University of Integrative Medicine, with the spirit of harmony, aims at developing truly commendable health care staff capable of contributing to medical services with the holistic viewpoint.

Wa=HarmonyMeiji University of Integrative Medicine came into being as part of the parent organization, the educational corporation of Meiji Institute of Oriental Medicine, as Japan’s first three-year college of Acupuncture and Moxibustion in the central district of Kyoto Prefecture, rich in natural environment, in 1978. In 1983, the college became a four-year University with its present name, in an attempt to meet the demands of society.

In 1987, the University established Japan’s first affiliated hospital, except for the departments of medicine and dentistry, for its clinical practice facilities and further deepened the relationship with modern medicine. It has since progressed as a higher education and research institution for acupuncture and moxibustion.

The University established the Faculty of Judo Seifuku Therapy, College of Medical Technology, Japan’s first higher education and research institution relating to Judo Seifuku in 2002, and became the only Faculty of Judo Seifuku, School of Health Sciences and Medical Care for training Judo Seifuku students in Japan in 2004. Furthermore, it progressed to establish the Faculty of Nursing Science, School of Nursing Science, to make full use of the educational and research resources cultivated and accumulated by 2006.

With the spirit of harmony, the quintessence of the university foundation spirit, we, the university staff, are determined to accomplish three forms of harmony: between man and man, between man and nature, and between the Orient and Occident, constantly striving to integrate Oriental and Occidental Medicine from the holistic point of view and to produce truly commendable health care staff and personnel who are capable of contributing to medical services for the Japanese society and its people.