In oriental medicine, obesity is divided into upper body, lower body, abdomen, and whole body obesity according to body type, and muscle type, edema type, skeletal type, and fatty type obesity according to body mass.
As for the commonly known Sasang constitution, Taeyangin has large lungs, small liver, and a well-developed upper body. Energy consumption and excretion are strong, but digestion and absorption are weak, so many Taeyangin people are skinny.
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Taeeumin is usually overweight and has a healthy physique. It is easy to overeat because the liver is strong and the appetite is strong, but the absorption rate of the stomach is high, so even eating just a little will make the person gain weight. There are a lot of systemic obesity in Taeeumin people.
Soeumin also has a constitution that tends to gain weight. The digestive system is weak and blood circulation is not good, so waste products accumulate in the middle of the abdomen and it is easy to become obese or become obese in the lower body.
Soyangin has good digestion and does not gain much weight compared to the amount the person eats. Congenitally, the upper body is strong and the lower body is poor, so the forearms and chest are quite fattened, but the lower body is relatively thin in many cases.
However, it is difficult to distinguish the constitution with only one characteristic. Just as people have different facial features, lifestyle, eating habits, and constitution are all different, so people don't gain weight the same way. Fluid metabolism is poor, but there may be no problem with excretory function, and although the digestive system is weak, Soeumin may be overweight. As a taeyangin, there may be a lot of edema, and 'stacked-moisture (痰濕) and eohyeol (瘀血) may appear together.