It is believed that the Europeans and Japanese can hardly see eye to eye with each other due to the difference in their mentality. However, our interviewee not only achieved mutual understanding and created a business with her Eastern colleagues, but also managed to borrow some principles of Japanese long living to put them into practice in Russia. It turned out that health improving procedures contributed positively to appearance. 

Many people think that the secret of long living typical for Japanese people is in special food. However, many other nations eating rice instead of bread, limiting themselves in sweets, and drinking green tea do not have so many 100-year-old citizens. Actually, one of the secrets of long living in Japan is paying much attention to biomedicine, including applying Laennec therapy.


After the nightmare of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Government of Japan set a task for scientists to develop medicine aimed at restoring the health of the nation. The story began when Kentaro Hieda, Doctor of Medicine and Agricultural Science, read a doctorate thesis written by Vladimir Filatov. He took interest in the Filatov’s approach that did not contradict the traditions of the Eastern medicine, but synergized with them in many aspects. This resulted in the idea of the placental medicine as a way of treatment of different diseases, improving health, rejuvenation, and increasing stress tolerance. This is how Laennec therapy originated. Thanks to it, Japanese people break all records in longevity today. Undoubtedly, sound nutrition, healthy lifestyle, and special mindset of the Japanese also have a huge role. 

Yekaterina Dibrova is the president of RHANA Medical Corporation, member of the Russian Academy of Medical and Technical Sciences, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Candidate of Economic Studies. She is the founder and head of RHANA Medical Corporation. Yekaterina is a co-author of many scientific articles, an active participant and popular speaker at different conferences including Russian and international ones. 


Yekaterina Dibrova, who has many times been to Japan with her husband, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical sciences, biophysicist, and well-known scientist in the field of oncology, turned her attention to the secrets of Japanese people’s long living. She wanted to transfer this positive experience to Russia.   

It was not easy due to differences in the requirements for the preparation of documents for medicine registration and to challenges in gaining the trust of partners. Before starting cooperation, Yekaterina’s Japanese colleagues visited Russia and studied her methods of work in detail. Fortunately, they were satisfied with them. Now the network of clinics called RHANA provides revolutionary methods of treatment with application of placental therapy, and face and body care hardware techniques. RHANA Corporation includes clinics, a training center for personnel training, and a pharmacy, which is the exclusive distributor of Laennec and other Japanese medicine. This allows Russians and citizens of neighboring countries to undergo Laennec therapy in upwards of 5000 clinics and purchase this medicine with a prescription in pharmacies. RHANA Corporation is actively engaged in research work together with specialized Russian institutions and foreign partners, the world's leading anti-aging experts. 

It took 17 years of hard work to bring the Japanese active long living model to Russia, finalize contract terms, and register this medical product in our country. As a result, Laennec is included in the state’s medicine register as hepatoprotector and the immune modulator. 


It turned out that during her uneasy way taking such a long period, Yekaterina not only borrowed Japanese newest medical techniques, but also immersed in Eastern philosophy. However, she remained a member of the Orthodox Church. 

“One mustn’t block one’s success. Any person can achieve success if he or she overcomes fears. Life is beautiful! One should enjoy every day and be grateful to it. Every new day brings you new lessons, experience, and results. As the Bible says, don't put limitations on yourself, never look back, and always move forward. Then you will get what you want. The main thing is your motivation. If you get results different from what you expected, they are just lessons to be figured out. It is important what happens to you. The Japanese are unique people. They listen to themselves and do everything in accordance with the needs of their health. The Japanese always work hard, they will never spend money on expensive fur coats or jewelry if they have some diseases. First they invest in self-development, their health, and vital energy. I’m constantly learning from them. I’d like Russians would have some Japanese traits, such as referring and listening to themselves and thinking”, she said. 


When Yekaterina Dibrova visited Japan for the first time, it seemed a completely different world. People there are very sociable and attentive to details. They are organised and disciplined. The Japanese are workaholics but they manage to get rid of tension they collected during the working week. In fact, they respect one another very much. For example, they will never talk on the phone in a public place including trains. If they have an emergency call, they will go where they disturb nobody. 

Japan is an amazingly clean country. For instance, taxi drivers there work in white gloves. This purity is not only external, but also internal. If Japanese people have promised something to their business partner, you can be sure that they will keep their word. Health for them is always more important than beauty. The Japanese always surprise at how much attention Russians pay to appearance. Even without wrinkles on a woman’s face, it is possible to identify her age if her eyes no longer sparkle with energy. 

“No matter how many positive things I see in other countries, I will always be a patriot. I am grateful to my homeland for education, vast knowledge, and the chance to realise my projects. My mission is bringing bioplacental medicine back to Russia, as Russian scientists were those who had laid the foundation for preventive approach to treatment of diseases. Japanese do not conceal this fact. They are proud of borrowing and developing Russian health specialists’ ideas. I believe that modern Russian scientists will contribute to this field and surprise the whole world”, said Yekaterina Dibrova. 


Yekaterina Dibrova is a person who takes the best features of different cultures and harmoniously combines them. She is an ideal business woman, mother, wife, and public figure with a serious charitable activity. In fact, during the Year of Japan in Russia she launches a large-scale science and educational cultural project called ‘Culture of Life. Active Long Living’. 

By her activity, Yekaterina breaks the pattern that beauty requires sacrifice and proves that life after the age of 40 only begins. She contributed greatly to the new Russian trend of a healthy lifestyle. Despite the practices she is engaged in are very effective, she recommends all her clients to visit their family doctors regularly in order to detect health problems and address them on time. Before medical procedures at RHANA all its patients undergo a thorough diagnostics. Such famous people as Andrei Malakhov and Olga Kabo have already used the services provided by RHANA, and result is clearly seen on their examples.  Even after treating from chronic fatigue syndrome, the patients look much better. 

We borrow Japanese experience not only in technologies, but also life priorities and healthy way of living, which includes observing moral norms. Placental medicine is ethically correct, as this product no longer belongs to a mother or a child and is not embryonic stem cells. Only completely healthy women can become donors of this material in Japan. All the participants of the programme undergo numerous tests and analyses. In addition to all these conditions, a donor can take part in the programme only if her childbirth was successful, the gestation period was complete, and the mother had never traveled abroad. Then the donor material comes to a plant where it is processed in accordance with GMP standards in absolute sterility. The finished product is no longer cellular material but vitamins, useful minerals, etc. 


Yekaterina Dibrova thinks that it is important for every woman to realize her talents. Every woman should discover them and put into practice. According to Yekaterina, one should not seek material wealth. She believes that everything good you do will necessarily boomerang back onto you. 

“The main thing is love in everything you do, including business. I am deeply concerned with my project. That is why I have enough energy for anything. I have chosen this occupation not because it is profitable but mainly due to its being interesting and relevant to my close people and me. My father underwent surgery due to colorectal cancer; he did not do chemotherapy because of bad forecasts. However, seven years have passed since then. Now at the age of 84 my father has an active way of life. Our method of treatment helped him”, she said. 

Yekaterina thinks one must not criticize the others. This is a destructive process. In her opinion, one should apply the constructive approach. Maybe you won’t immediately succeed but with time you will certainly achieve actual results. The speaker is grateful to God, her family, like-minded people, and business partners. And she is particularly grateful to Russia for what she has achieved. 

Tatyana Vorozhtsova, news agency of the Eurasian Women’s Community 

Translated by Nikolay Gavrilov