4Type

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Tae Yang Type
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Tae Eum Type
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So Yang Type
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So Eum Type

According to <Dong Eu Su Se Bowon Sadan theory in korean traditional medicine>, “There are four different types of human as men born with different size in organs, larger/stronger Lung and Smaller/weaker Liver called TaiYang (TY) type person, Larger Liver and Smaller Lung called TaiEum (TE) type person, Larger Spleen with smaller Kidney called SoYang (SY) type, and Larger Kidney with smaller spleen called SoEum (SE) type person.”

Size differences of organs are the sign of diversification of Eum and Yang, and Universal transition; everybody is belonging into one of 4types of TY, TE, SY, and SE. This theory is backed by <DongEuSuSeBowon Sadan theory>. According this book, “size differences of Zang-Fu organs are already fixed by diversification of Eum Yang and temperament, so human-being are life is depending on natural disposition that controls quality and length of life.”

The Four Type Human Factors Theory in Cosmetic Train theory classifies 4types as TY, TE, SY, and SE types. However, TY type is very rare in population (about 1%), and clinical research is not enough to explain this type in detail, thus, TE, SY, and SE will be mostly applied in clinical research .

These three types divided into 6 types in Cold and Heat principles, and this differentiate is most important diagnostic tools to check Weakness on Face and Body, to check the Nutritional influence in body including Energy, Blood, and Body Fluid.

Differentiate Disposition is most crucial point of Verifying body type, and disposition does not only refer to characteristics, but also refers to tendency and temperament of human.

The Four Type Human Factors are especially important that they are clues to understand the tendency and temperament of patient, and to predict and planning treatment terms for the patient. Also these factors are important to teach patients to avoid aspects that could damage their health within daily life style, and understand the aging process of individual patient.

 

Characteristics of each type
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Tae Yang Type
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Tae Eum Type
AppearanceThe upper body and head is relatively large and the hips relatively small; while the muscles are well developed.
The lungs and circulatory system are dominant.
This constitution is often tall with an even distribution of fat giving a softer appearance.
The liver and metabolism are dominant, as is the immune system.
CharacterPhysically active and courageous. Tends to be dominant; an instigator of ideas and projects. Can be stubborn, lack planning, and show a poor attention to detail.Calm, easy-going and loyal with a strong sense of achievement. Often tends to be conservative in general approach rather than challenged. Can be self-indulgent and pleasure-seeking.
HealthPrefers cooler environments, as hot environments can cause or aggravate health problems.
Requires more protein and cooler foods such as salads. Poor blood quality and liver problems can cause health issues.
Likes warmer environments, perspires easily and needs to do this to maintain health.
Tends to overeat and gain weight readily; exercise is better than diet to control weight.
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So Yang Type
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So Eum Type
AppearanceThe upper body and chest are well developed, the neck is less muscular and more slender.
The pancreas, digestive system and nervous system are dominant.
The lower body is more developed and the upper body less so, giving relatively wider hips and narrower shoulders.
The kidneys are dominant, as are the organs of elimination and endocrine system.
CharacterUsually honest and courageous with a strong sense of justice and duty. Can be superficial, impatient and intolerant.Kind and composed, cautious and hesitant.
Can be introspective, unprogressive and inactive.
HealthCan easily get overheated, prefers cooler environments.
Can usually eat and digest almost anything.
Stress can cause health issues, as can problems with elimination.
Likes warmer environments, the cold causes or aggravates health problems.
Digestion is the main weakness and requires mostly cooked food.