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.
Gary Wagman is a practitioner of Oriental medicine and acupuncture. He was among the first foreign students to study at Daejeon University of Oriental Medicine in South Korea and is now based in Oregon, USA, where he founded the American Institute of Korean Traditional Medicine. Find out more at koreanmedicine.us and sasangmedicine.com
Acknowledgements. Introduction. Part 1. Theory. 1. Theories on Human Nature and Conduct. 2. The Four Basic Characteristics. 3. Expanding & Fulfilling. 4. The Zhang Fu Organs. 5. The Basic Principles of Medicine. Part 2. Clinical Application. 6. Illness of the So Eum Individual. 7. Illness of the So Yang Individual. 8. Illness of the Tae Eum Individual. 9. Illness of the Tae Yang Individual. Part 3. Additional Topics. 10. The Virtuous Path - Advice for Everyday Life. 11. Four Constitutional Classification and Diagnosis. Useful Resources.