‘Diseases and cures follow figuration.’
The Hyungsang medicine is an individual customized medicine based on the Hwnagjenaekyong and Donguibogam.
The Hyungsang medicine is systemized by Jisan Inkyo,Park after studying and developing Hwnagjenaekyong(황제내경) and Donguibogam. The Hyungsang medicine is an individual customized medicine with motto, ‘Diseases and cures follow figuration.’ As different apprearances of people mean different characters, different figurations mean different functions of organs. Since diseases come to each person by different ways, the cures and regimens must be different though the symptoms are similar. In other words, the methods to maintain health and cure diseases for fat people and thin people are different. Since the sex, age, face figuration, skin color, figuration and body figuration are different from each other, the methods to maintain health and cure diseases should be different. Then, would we live with unhealthy body because of innate figuration and organs? Never!
As we hear a proverb, ‘the dying people live until 80’, innately weak person, in other words, person with many weaknesses can live longer if the weaknesses is complemented. A person with weak kidney function can have more healthy life, if he eats food enforcing the kidney function and is careful. It is very mysterious the disease arises from own strengths as well as weaknesses.
We have recover our originally right and healthy body by maintaining healthy body with enforcing but not overusing our strengths and complementing our weaknesses. If a person born with healthy body works too hard in believing own health, he will have disease on the part he used a lot when he became old. It is an example sports players of basketball or volleyball who are healthy, good talented and muscular get diseases on their hand, wrist, knee and back they used a lot.
The Hyungsang medicine the oriental doctors of Bondiol study through Donguibogam every morning is a study to make people realize their own weaknesses and strengths and know how to live to prevent own weaknesses to become disease suffering themselves as well as cure in accordance with figuration.
The hyungsang medicine basically classifies figurations into three groups; junggisinhyulgwa classified with sex and age, damche, banggwangche and figuration of face, eojojugapryu comparing the organs’ figuration and body’s figuration and function with figuration of water and yukkeunghyung classified with development of kyoungnak and Gihyul. They cure disease precisely and help the orthobiosis. Let’s find out which group I belong to, the nature and tendency of each group, possible disease and food or medicine to eat or not.
Generally the identification of man and woman is based on the sexual organ. But, in Hyungsang medicine, the identification is based on the appearances of man and woman. There is few pure man and pure woman in terms of Hyungsang medicine. The appearances of pure woman are small head, pretty eyes and mouth, soft skin, well developed breasts and hip and ample lower body. The appearances of pure man are big head, big and muscular nose and ears, well developed shoulders and valley and big upper body. For example, if a woman has remarkable nose, she is regarded as a woman with man’s nature in terms of the Hyungsang medicine. The man has emanative nature and the woman has converging nature. Therefore, a medicine to release anger is used to woman and a medicine to protect stamina is used to a man under the condition of the same disease. Like this, cures are different for the same disease, depending on sex.
The children are like tillers. They are full of energy of spring and summer and have much heat. Thus, they can’t stay for a while. They want to move. Also, they are weak as tillers and have a cold frequently and have many atopic diseases. We have to stimulate children’s umheul(음혈) which are nutrients for growth and control chegi(체기) and cold. The old people are like old trees. They are full of energy of autumn and winter and have cold body. They are lack of stamina to reduce activities. They urinate frequently and unsatisfactory. Also, since their jinaek(진액) is dried, their mouth became bitter and dry. They easily got heorojeung(허로증) which looks like cold. Therefore, the old people use medicine for health care and don’t overwork.
In terms of Hyungsang medicine, Damchae means a constitution of much anger and insufficient Umheul. Therefore, they are thin, have dark skin, less sleep and active a lot. If their constitution is much anger and insufficient Umheul, they can suffer from anemia, fatigue in afternoon, exasperation, emotional instability, insomnia and premature ejaculation.
Fork and shellfish are good for Damchae since they protect Umheul. We make the body have vitality with prescription using Rehmannia glutinosa as major materials to replenish Jinaek.
Banggwangche means a constitution of insufficient stamina and much Seupdam. Thus, they are fat, have white skin, much sleep and don’t like exercising. Since they have insufficient stamina and much Seupdam, they can suffer from fatness, torpor, fatigue in the morning, joint disease and hypnolepsy.
Samgyetang and Hwanggi chicken are good for Banggwangche. The representative medicine is medicine primarily composed of ginseng. It enhances the stamina to give body vitality.
As we can understand all states of car on the gage panel, we can understand all states of a person on the face. A body is composed of 4 fundamental factors called as Junggisinhyul. These can be classified into Junggwa, Giggwa, Singwa and Hyulgwa, depending on the major factor.
Yukgyeong type separates the development status of spirit and meridian formed with rise and fall of chi-blood into 6 types in HyungSang medicine. Classification of Yukgyeong type constitution has an advantage of accurately diagnosing and treating several disease generated inside or infected from outside.