Current researches on the methods of diagnosing sasang constitution: An overview

Si Woo Lee, Eun Su Jang, Jeon Lee, Jong Yeol Kim

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Sasang constitution diagnosis has traditionally been conducted by a Sasang constitutional medicine (SCM) doctor who examines the external appearance, temperament and various symptoms of an individual and then collectively analyzes this information to determine their own constitutions. However, because this process is subjective and not quantitative, many researchers have been attempting to develop objective and reasonable methods of determining constitutions. In Korea, even though a wide range of research regarding SCM has been conducted, most of the work has not been revealed internationally. So in this review, the authors have searched the Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine, as well as other Korean domestic journal databases and Pubmed for research regarding modernized constitution diagnosis methods so to provide the understanding of current research state and outlook for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-49
Number of pages7
JournalEvidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - Sep 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Body shape analysis
  • Facial analysis
  • Modernized constitution diagnosis methods
  • Questionnaires
  • Sasang constitutional medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine


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