Since its establishment, the Wakunaga group of companies has been playing a unique role in promoting public health worldwide through the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of high quality medicinal herbs. The corporate philosophy of Wakunaga centers around a commitment to research and a mission to serve public health. This mission is accomplished by providing products of the highest quality, which are supported by truthful science and accompanied by helpful consumer information. Self-medication now prevails worldwide as a major trend in health care, partly as a remedy for saving government medical costs. On the other hand, self-medication is also a counteraction to side effects sometimes caused by the treatments of "traditional" Western medicine. While modern medical technology is important and crucial to save lives from serious illnesses or injuries, it is essential to prevent diseases as much as possible. Under the current environment, where self-medication is promoted and "alternative" medicine is well accepted, medicinal herbs can be widely used to enhance the immune system and support the body.s natural self-healing power to maintain good health. Both Wakunaga Pharmaceutical Company, the headquarters in Japan, and Wakunaga of America Company, the subsidiary in the United States, keenly recognize the social responsibility of companies engaged in manufacturing pharmaceuticals and nutritional and herbal supplements. This responsibility permeates every aspect of Wakunaga.s operations. At Wakunaga, we are leaders in the field of scientific research. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing systems and stringent quality assurance result in products that are safe and effective - products that protect and serve our consumers. It is our continuing mission to promote good health throughout the world.