23 Mar Korean Constitutional Medicine
KCM is Korea’s peculiar medicine which was originated with Lee Che-ma in 1894.
And it classifies human beings into four types of the constitution and presents custom-made treatments and medications according to the different constitutions of an individual. Especially, KCM takes a very effective approach in treating incurable diseases, compared to traditional Chinese medicine, because it treats disease in different ways or different diseases in the same way on the principle that everyone’s constitution is specific and that the symptoms and treatment of the disease depends on the individual’s constitutional characteristics. Depending on your inherently adapted physical constitution, there are four categories of the constitution: Taeyang, Taeum, Soyang, and Soum. The occurrence of diseases depends on the physiological and pathological characteristics of each physical constitution, requiring that the treatment method be, in principle, contingent on the physical constitution rather than each disease.
No constitution is particularly resistant to any disease. Each constitution has a group of diseases to which it is especially vulnerable. Thus, only a correct diagnosis of an individual constitution may result in effective treatment.
Four Categories of Constitution: Soyang, Soum, Taeum, and Taeyang