Your Yin Yang Body Type: The Korean Tradition of Sasang Medicine (Paperback)

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Optimize your health by learning the inherent strengths and weaknesses of your body type

• Explains the 4 major body types of Korean Sasang medicine; the best foods, exercises, and herbs for each; and what to avoid

• Reveals how the Yin Yang energy balance of the bodily organs relates to the emotional balance and health of each body type

• Provides 2 different self-tests to determine your type

Deeply rooted in the classics of Oriental medicine, the ancient Korean art of Sasang medicine explains how we each are born with a specific body “type” that establishes our physical and emotional strengths and weaknesses. These traits have a direct influence on how we interact with others and react to stress, trauma, and illness. Discovering your type can empower you to make the best choices regarding your health and well-being.

In this book, Dr. Gary Wagman explores the 4 major body types of Sasang medicine and 2 different self-tests to determine your type. He explains the balance of Yin and Yang energy within the organs for each type and how this underlies your emotional tendencies and health patterns. With a strong spleen and weaker kidneys, for example, the Yang type A person will be inclined to anger and susceptible to urinary complaints. Offering stories from his Sasang medical practice, as well as his own healing, the author shows how organ excesses and deficiencies are often the culprit in emotional and psychological issues and how addressing these energetic imbalances can bring about lasting change.

Dr. Wagman provides an extensive look at the most beneficial foods for each type and those that could be harmful, as well as which forms of exercise are most effective. He shows which herbs are most compatible for you and which could exacerbate your inborn energetic imbalances. He offers Sasang approaches for a range of common conditions, from high blood pressure, aching joints, and allergies to common colds, inadequate sleep, and weight gain. He also introduces ways to enhance spiritual well-being by balancing your innate emotional strengths and weaknesses. Addressing the body, mind, and spirit, discovering your Yin Yang body type provides the key to optimizing physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

About the Author

Gary Wagman, Ph.D., L.Ac., is an acupuncturist and doctor of Oriental Medicine. He was the first foreign student at the Daejeon University of Oriental Medicine in South Korea and lived in Asia for more than 8 years. The founder of Harmony Clinic and the American Institute of Korean Medicine, he lives in Portland, Oregon.

Praise For…

“The discovery of your body type and practice of self-cultivation are the core concepts of Sasang medicine. Dr. Wagman does a wonderful job of relaying this important message in Your Yin Yang Body Type. It is a clear, well-written book that can help readers to better understand themselves, build radiant health, and experience longevity.”
— Joseph K. Kim, OMD, Ph.D., third-generation practitioner and former chairman of the Department of Or

Your Yin Yang Body Type is a must have. From the very first page you will embark on a journey to optimize your health based on the practice of a unique traditional Korean therapeutic form of medicine called the Sasang medicine. This book is an excellent read for one who is looking for a real-world approach to spiritual, physical, and emotional well-being.”
— Sande McDaniel, publisher of Oriental Medicine Journal

“A one-of-a-kind Sasang medical book that portrays the essence of Lee Je-ma’s philosophy in a practical and modern way. I pray that readers in the United States and other English-speaking regions achieve optimum health by its virtue.”
— Jong Yeol Kim, KMD, Ph.D., principal researcher, Medical Research Division, Korea Institute of Orien

“As a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine, incorporating the perspective of Sasang medicine into the care of my patients has already enhanced my effectiveness. Dr. Wagman clearly lays out all we need to know to begin looking at those we’re caring for and ourselves in a unique way according to the principles of Oriental medicine. This book is well written with a great deal of accessible information for the layperson and for the practitioner alike.”
— Joshua Singer, M.A.O.M., L.Ac., Dipl. Ac., Integrative Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Product Details
ISBN: 9781620553701
ISBN-10: 1620553708
Publisher: Healing Arts Press
Publication Date: December 29th, 2014
Pages: 416
Language: English