Korean Body Type Acupuncture - 8 Constitution Medicine

Eight Constitution Medicine is a completely new medical paradigm and has cured intractable and previously incurable diseases. It was first presented to the world in 1965 by Dowon Kuon, a world renowned acupuncturist that is currently treating cancer patients and conducting research at Jesun Acupuncture Clinic and Dawnting Cancer Research Institute in South Korea. His findings have stayed true after 47 years and 1 million plus clinical cases: all human beings regardless of gender or race can be classified into eight different human individualities or constitutions.

Each constitution has dynamic associations between internal organs. Some people are born with lungs that are strong but with a weaker liver. Others entered this world with weak lungs yet have strong functioning livers. Additional weak/strong pairs are: kidneys and pancreas, stomach and bladder, large intestine and gallbladder. Dr. Kuon refers to this state as 'suitably unbalanced'. Maintaining this state optimizes the immune function of the human body. So when a person's strong internal organ becomes overly strong or a weak one deteriorates, his body can succumb to illness.

If this person sought treatment in Eight Constitution Medicine for his illness, the state of their internal organs at birth would dictate their treatment. It would be completely personalized from someone else who may have the same illness because their constitutions would be totally different. By identifying the weaker internal organs at birth, it is also that much easier to understand the cause of an illness.

The idea is currently gaining ground of focusing on the cause of a disease rather than just treating the symptoms. While Oriental Medicine has operated under such theories for thousands of years, Eight Constitution Medicine elegantly connects the physiology and pathology of each constitution and its twelve internal organs (Liver, Lungs, Kidney, Large intestine, Small Intestine, Gallbladder, Stomach, Heart, Urinary Bladder, Pancreas, Pericardium, San Jiao). It is also complete in addressing what elements outside of the body such as the consumption of foods would optimize each constitution.

One easy to understand application of these findings is in the treatment high cholesterol. The typical one size fits all approach is reducing red meat consumption and increasing the intake of fruits and vegetables. However, over 90% of cholesterol is generated in the liver and so the impact of foods eaten is actually minimal. With Eight Constitution Medicine, the focus is in balancing the internal organ functions so that they are at optimal levels and performing appropriately for the body.

Dr. Jee is nationally board certified in Acupuncture by NCCAOM, the highest national standard in the US for excellence in his field. He currently practices at Body Balance acupuncture denver and frequently publishes articles on the subject of Eight Constitution medicine. Some of his academic credentials include a Ph.D. in Oriental Medicine from American Liberty University as well as certification in Anatomy and Neurobiology from the University of California in Irvine.

3 comments to “Korean Body Type Acupuncture - 8 Constitution Medicine”

  • September 19, 2014 at 1:00 AM
    Mitchel W. says:

    Acupuncture corrects the body by balancing energy patterns. Yes I think its possible to help cure some cancers in the body.Thanks for sharing..Baguio Acupuncture

  • November 20, 2014 at 2:26 AM
    Kitty Lauren says:

    8 Constitution Medicine was discovered and developed by Dr. Dowon Kuon, a renowned Korean Acupuncturist in 1965. It is a completely new paradigm of healing which has revolutionized the entire mantle of traditional Chinese medicine.8 Body type Medicine

  • June 10, 2016 at 12:34 AM
    Burton Adam says:

    Traditional Chinese medicine is a style of traditional Asian medicine...Actually Acupuncture involves thin needles inserted into the body at acupuncture and mainly Acupuncture is commonly used for pain relief.
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