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Why people are classified into four types in sasang constitutional medicine?

  • Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Abbr : J Sasang Constitut Med
  • 2003, 15(3), pp.62-73
  • Publisher : The Society Of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine
  • Received : December 31, 2003
  • Accepted : December 31, 2003
  • Published : December 31, 2003

Lee Sookyung 1

1경희대학교

ABSTRACT

Lee, Jema recognized human being as human figure and human nature according to 'if threre is a thing, there are a law to explain the thing'. And he thought Sa-Sang is the most basic and proper concept to explain things and changes. This paper is to find his medical view why human beings are classified into four types. 1. A medical clue to classify human being is different viscera function. 2. The size of viscera means the strength and weakness of metabolic function of viscera. 3. The essence of different viscera function is related to metabolism of water and food, air and fluid. Lungs and Liver do metabolic function through exhale and inhale of air and fluid. Spleen and Kidneys do metabolic function through intake an d output water and food. 4. It is most important to consider and to treat the condition of small size viscera.

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