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About surgical operation by maneuver of quasi-medical practice without legal qualification system

Last update date October 16, 2019

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About surgical operation by maneuver of quasi-medical practice without legal qualification system

In Consumer Affairs Agency, accident that information of accident that occurred by surgical operation by maneuver of quasi-medical practice without legal qualification systems such as "relaxation massage" "manipulative treatment" "kairopuratikku" damages nerve spinal cord that treatment periods become one month or more soon which is put 1,483 to (for registration from September 1, 2009 to the end of March, 2017.) occupies 240 and approximately 16% of the whole.
When we undergo these surgical operations, let's be careful about the following points.

  • Person with illness will talk with doctor before undergoing surgical operation.
  • We ascertain information, and let's choose surgical operation and surgical operation person carefully.
  • When we undergo surgical operation, let's tell own physical condition and hope to surgical operation person well
  • When we feel abnormality after having undergone surgical operation, we tell facility and operator who underwent surgical operation immediately, and let's talk with doctor as soon as possible.
  • When solution to trouble is difficult, let's talk with consumer service centers of neighborhood.

About surgical operation by maneuver of quasi-medical practice without legal qualification system

By surgical operation by maneuver without appliance, as for the thing performed in Japan, it is classified roughly to two of surgical operation with legal qualifications system such as "Anma massage shiatsu" and "judo therapy" and surgical operation that there is not legal qualifications system.
When it is surgical operation with legal qualification system and receives education or more in school which the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology authorized or the training facility which the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare authorized for three years, and only person who passed national qualifications can perform "Anma massage shiatsu" and "judo therapy" as the work and establishes treatment place, it is said that you must report to prefectural governors of the location.
Also, in Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, as for the connections, "recognition of taboo object disease" sets that "prohibition of dangerous maneuver of a part" does the handling such as "prevention of delay of the appropriate medical care receipt" of Anma massage shiatsu, needle, moxacautery and quasi-medical practice except judo therapy about so-called Cairo practice medical care what "prohibition punishment intends for if we might give harm to the human body from medical point of view".

About accident information

1,483 information of harm to life body by surgical operation without legal qualification system is sent to Consumer Affairs Agency (for registration from September 1, 2009 to the end of March, 2017). 240 and approximately 16% of all are occupied accidents becoming seriously ill treatment period one month or more soon.
By contents of surgical operation (maneuver), ratio of accident that treatment period comes to have or more "kairopuratikku" a lot of accidents such as "kairopuratikku" particularly "manipulative treatment" "relaxation massage" "manipulative treatment" for one month becomes higher.
There is the most number, and there are many symptoms "that "abrasion, contusion, bruise" breaks" elsewhere, and, for breakdown of symptom, "the damage of nerve, spinal cord" is put.
Sex is the whole accident, and woman occupies about 80%. In addition, as for the age, as for the accidents that treatment period comes to have one month or more a lot of accidents from 30s to 50s, the ratio to occur in higher than 60s becomes higher.

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