Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
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Title
Status and Characteristic of Sasang Constitutional Medicine Philosophy Research in China through CNKI
Authors
Young-Chun Bae1
Affiliations
1 Dept. of Sasang Constitutional Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Wonkwang Univ.
Source
JSCM
Year
2019
Volume
31
Issue
1
Page
26-36
Information
Received
February 27, 2019
Revised
February 27, 2019
Accepted
March 11, 2019
DOI
C.author
Young-Chun Bae (neulbomm@naver.com) 
Published
March 31, 2019
Abstract
Objective
The purpose of this study is to understand how Sasang Constitutional Medicine has been understood in China.

Methods
I searched for topics in Chinese such as Sasang medicine (四象醫學), Sasang constitution (四象體質), Chao medicine (朝醫), philosophy (哲學), principles (原理), the school of Confucianism (儒家), Confucianism (儒學) and ideology (思想) in CNKI database on January 15, 2019. The selected studies were summarized as three sections; the basic principles of Sasang Constitutional Medicine, influences of Confucianism and comparison with other medicines.

Results
In China, the principles of Sasang Constitutional Medicine is explained using the concepts such as Heaven-Human- Nature-Order, the Great Ultimate (Taiji), Two Modes (Liang-Yi), Sasang, heart, sorrow-anger-joy-pleasure, nature-emotions (Xingqing), and viscera-bowels (Zang-Fu). Sasang Constitutional Medicine is considered to has been influenced by Confucianism. The form of Sasang Constitutional Medicine was affected by the Book of Changes (Zhouyi), and the contents were impacted by the Great Learning (Daxue), the Doctrine of the Mean (Zhongyong), the Mencius (Mengzi) and the Analects (Lunyu). Sasang Constitutional Medicine have distinctive characteristics in comparison with other medicines, such as inherent determinations of constitution, organs difference by constitution the actions of nature, emotions and desire, recognition of humans as social beings, and the signification of heart as a presiding center.

Conclusion
In China, the philosophy of Sasang Constitutional Medicine has been studied with basis of four-element structure; activity, mind, body and matter. Also, it has been researched in medical aspects of human trying to control the nature and emotions to be physically, mentally and socially healthy.
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