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Physiome and Sasang Constitutional Medicine

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Authors
Shim, Eun Bo; Lee, Siwoo; Kim, Jong Yeol; Earm, Yung E
Issue Date
2008-10-22
Publisher
The Physiological Society of Japan
Citation
J Physiol Sci. 2008;58(7):433-440
Keywords
Biomedical ResearchBody ConstitutionDiagnostic Techniques and ProceduresHistory, 20th CenturyHistory, 21st Century*Holistic Health/historyHumans*Integrative Medicine/history*Medicine, Korean Traditional/history*Systems Biology/history
Abstract
Sasang Constitutional Medicine (SCM) is a traditional Korean form of medicine widely used in the clinical diagnosis and treatment of disease. This paper reviews the main aspects of SCM and "physiome" with emphasis on integrative and holistic characteristics. Methodological and physiological aspects of SCM are summarized with reference to existing studies. The main characteristics of SCM, such as the four physical constitutions and diagnostic methods, are introduced. Moreover, physiome and systems medicine are introduced as plausible candidates for integrative medicine and are compared to reductionism-based molecular biology. We also discuss the conceptual similarity of SCM with predictive, preventive, personalized, and participatory (P4) medicine. It is emphasized that the integrative and creative combination of SCM and physiome will unlock a new era of holistic medicine.
ISSN
1880-6546 (Print)
Language
English
URI
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=18928639

http://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/physiolsci/58/7/433/_pdf

http://hdl.handle.net/10371/68491
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2170/physiolsci.RV004208
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