What is Sasang Constitutional Medicine?
Korean Sasang Constitutional Medicine is one of the systems of Oriental Medicine.
Sasang Constitution Medicine separate into four genetic types.
1. the Greater Yang constitution / Tae-yangin
2. the Lesser Yang constitution / So-yangin
3. the Greater Yin constitution / Tae-eumin
4. the Lesser Yin constitution / So-eumin
This body type of Sasang constitutional will be determined by major internal organs in the body that are involved in the body's metabolism to distinguish.
1. Dominant lung and recessive river / Tae-yangin
2. Dominant pancreas and recessive kidney / So-yangin
3. Recessive lung and dominant river / Tae-eumin
4. Recessive pancreas and dominant kidney / So-eumin
Based on this four body types, the each constitution has general guideline for the food and living. Sasang constitutional medicine promotes the concept that people can live a long and healthy life by sticking to the general guideline for each constitution, and that disease can be easily cured by treating them with the personalized treatment in their constitution.
|Tae-yang||Large head, thick neck, round face|
|Large upper body compared to lower body|
|Well developed chest but week waist and hips|
|Unstable standing posture|
|Not easy to walk for
|So-yang||Protruding head shape and thin neck|
|V-shaped face shape|
|Sharp eyes, thin lips|
|Well developed upper body but week lower body|
|Wide shoulder and chest with narrow hips|
|Tae-eum||Round face and thin neck|
|Defined facial feature, big eyes, thick lips|
|Weak upper body but developed lower body|
|Muscle easily develop|
|Looks healthy but actually not, rough skin|
|Strong waist, stable posture and walking|
|Usually less activity compared to eating|
|So-eum||Looks gentle and mild|
|Small face and oval shaped face|
|Small facial feature|
|Short height, small physique, thin, and weak|
|Narrow chest, wide hips, fat lower abdomen|
|Walk with a slight stoop|