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Your Yin Yang Body Type unravels the secrets behind the ancient Korean art of Sasang Medicine for the very first time in Western history. This 110,465 word book contains practically everything you need to know about your Yin Yang body type. It begins with a practical, easy-to-follow introduction to Sasang Medicine, offering handy self-analytical tools for determining your body type. Consecutive chapters include an introduction to body-type-specific foods, herbs, and exercises. The mind/body emphasis of Sasang Medicine is portrayed in the Emotional Wellbeing chapter, which describes the different emotional tendencies of each Yin Yang body type.
About the Author: My path towards Sasang Medicine began at the young age of 12, when an obsession with Asian culture and philosophy took me to Japan. A short visit quickly turned into 8 years of living in Asia, where my calling as an Oriental Medical doctor slowly began to unfold. While living in South Korea, I enrolled in an internship program at Dunsan University Hospital in Daejeon. Soon after returning to the United States, I continued my studies in Oriental Medicine. As a student, I was infatuated with Oriental Medicine but could not get over my own chronic bouts of indigestion no matter which herbal approach I took. It wasn’t until I discovered my Yin Yang body type that I began a rewarding journey towards complete recovery. After 11 years of practice in West Linn, Oregon, and 6 years of teaching as a doctor of Oriental Medicine, I feel that it is now time to convey the power of Sasang Medicine, in an accessible, appealing way for those who are interested in enhancing their health.
Compass of Health introduces a revolutionary way of looking at our bodies and our health. Based on the ancient theory of Sasang Medicine, it provides a reference point, or compass, in the roiling sea of competing healthcare options. This book teaches you how to determine your constitution and thereby select the appropriate regimen of diet, herbal supplements, exercise, and Oriental medical therapies to prevent sickness and attain optimum health.Included are chapters on such subjects as relationships and career to help you apply Sasang Medicine throughout your daily life. Entertaining Sasang analyses of famous people throughout history as diverse as Marilyn Monroe and Napoleon round out the book, serving as examples of the different body types.
Sasang Medicine, the only complete Korean medical system and philosophy, is made accessible in English for the first time through this annotated translation of Lee Je-ma's foundational text, the Dongeui Susei Bowon. Including a philosophical exploration of human emotions and constitutions, and comprehensive explanation of the Four Constitutions and their effects on health, the Dongeui Susei Bowon offers a unique approach to any health concern. It also includes examples of specific cases and how to apply over one hundred herbal formulae for effective treatment according to the energetic requirements of each Sasang constitution. Rigorous translation, explanatory introduction explaining the relationship to and differences from Chinese medicine, detailed footnotes, and commentary by a practicing doctor of Korean medicine fully elucidates Lee Je-ma's text for a thorough understanding of Sasang Medicine.
From sex and politics to diet and sleep, Yin and Yang of Life addresses modern issues through the lens of ancient wisdom and simplifies profound theories which can be applied to your daily life.Eastern traditions teach that change is created by the interplay of two opposing forces known as yin and yang. When yin pulls, yang pushes. When yin is still, yang is in motion. Yin and yang exist to interact with the other, to maintain balance, to counter forces and to create life. Understanding the nature of yin and yang gives you insight into the true nature of the universe and your place in it. Yin and Yang of Life takes you on a journey of discovery using a map of the universe only visible to those with the tools to understand the simple elegance of the natural ebb and flow created by the forces of yin and yang. Yin and Yang of Life is partly translated from the #1 bestselling I Ching book from Korea, entitled, Science and Tao of I Ching, by Joseph K. Kim and David S. Lee. Yin and yang theory has influenced the thinking of many great western minds, from Leibniz, Einstein and Bohr to Hegel, Marx and Jung.
Empirical vs. Etiological Etiological Approaches in Oriental Medicine
Although Oriental medicine, by nature, may be considered an etiology-based approach to healing, its role in modern research is primarily empirical. The absolute dependence on symptomatic presentation to establish acupuncture point selection goes against the grain of traditional Oriental methods, which emphasize pulse, tongue, and other diagnostic tools to determine the overall biological and psychological conditions of the patient. Recently introduced diagnostic methods in Oriental medical research indicate a potential shift from empirically to etiologically centered designs. This article reviews current mainstream approaches to efficacy trial designs and proceeds with the analysis of newer research models, such as a constitutional approach spearheaded in Korea by the field of four-constitutional medicine.
Development of the SCAT (Sasang Constitutional Assessment Tool) for people of European descent
Sasang constitutional medicine (SCM) is a form of traditional Korean medicine of which practitioners evaluate a person by their physiological and psychological traits, and classify them according to one of four body types; Tae Eum, Tae Yang, So Eum, and So Yang. Research is growing in the fiend of SCM, making it necessary to develop an objective way to evaluate a person's constitution type. The SCAT, developed by the Korean Institute of Oriental Medicine, utilizes data from photos, voice recordings, and a questionnaire to determine the Sasang constitution type. Whereas this model has been tested and verified in Korea, it has yet to be implemented in other populations. This project aims to develop a similar protocol for people of European descent. A total of 200 participants ages 18-30 will be recruited for this study. Data collection ill include facial and body measurements, voice analysis, and a questionnaire including questions about psychological and physiological habits. It will be collected at NCNM (National College of Natural Medicine) and analyzed by KIOM.