Eastern Medicine & Western Medicine

About 15 years ago, I attended an exhibit called ‘Body World’, which displayed human bodies that had been prepared into various forms, positions and stances. Some had been bodies sliced into thin, transparent sections transversely or vertically, and some special parts were cut out from the body like opened drawer, allowing visitors to actually seeContinue reading “Eastern Medicine & Western Medicine”

Disease Without Cause and Tan Yin Syndrome

These days, as the temperature drops, many people start to suffer from a variety of aches and pains. Symptoms like severe vertigo, headaches, nausea, and indigestion accompanied by water sounds in the abdomen may appear, and a person may find themselves visiting several different clinics or trying many different treatments. If they have gastrointestinal disturbancesContinue reading “Disease Without Cause and Tan Yin Syndrome”

4 Constitutional Types: SA Sang Medicine in Korea

Through history, there seems to have been a common trend across various cultures for experienced healers to observe over time a difference in basic bodily constitutions amongst their patients, despite all having the same internal organs. The Ancient Greek physician Hippocrates categorized humans into 4 temperaments: sanguine, choleric, melancholic, and phlegmatic, named for four bodilyContinue reading “4 Constitutional Types: SA Sang Medicine in Korea”