Korean J Phys Anthropol.  2001 Jun;14(2):151-158.

Upper Face Characteristics According to the Sa -sang Constitution

  • 1Department of Traditional Korean Medicine, Samra University of Oriental medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  • 2Department of Sa -sang Constitutional Medicine, Oriental Medical Hospital of Kyung -Hee University, Seoul, Korea.


This research is a study about constitutional diagnosis through the external appearances. Especialy it is for finding shape differences of the upper -face pictures of moire, according to the Sa -sang constitution. We have collected 113 cases of patients of the Sasang Constitutional Department, including employees of the Kyung -Hee Medical Center and took pictures of moire of upper face and measured 50 points. We analyzed shape differences of the upper face according to the Sasang constitution. Analysing the moire of upper face, the characteristics according to sasang constitution presented. Soyangin had a projected part of left upper face compared with taeumin and soeumin, and taeumin had a projected part of right upper face. With the image of moire, the characteristics of upper face according to sasang constitution was found.


Sasang constitution; Face and head; Morphologic characteristics; Moire pictures

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Constitution and Bylaws*
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