There are no two identical leaves in the world. Similarly, there is no two person with same health conditions. Knowing your body constitution give you an advantage to have better preventive measures against illnesses.
The Characteristics of Constitution
The formation of constitution is the result of both prenatal heredity and postnatal acquisition. The former is a decisive factor, which makes the constitution possessing relative stability and predictability. eg, gene from your parent determine your health condition. The latter means that constitution can be altered by other factors, which makes the constitution possessing alter-ability and adjust-ability eg. environment factors and food that you eat affects your heath.
For example, with regard to the alter-ability and adjust-ability of constitution, Prof. Wang Qi and other experts of Beijing University of TCM have found that Chinese medicine Hua Tan Qu Shi Formula can effectively regulate the lipid metabolism of obese people with Phlegm-Dampness Constitution, and Chinese medicine Guo Min Kang Capsule can reduce the level of specific antigen IgE, restrain masts cell from releasing histamine, which in turn improve the Allergy Constitution.
The Clinical Significance of Constitution
The constitutional factor plays an important role in transformation from health to sub-health, disease. Various deviated constitutions are the intrinsic bases of occurrence, development and transfer of diseases. In clinical practice, we can predict the occurrence and development of disease by analyzing constitution. Therefore, we can detect it in earliest time, deal with it timely and reverse its development.
For example, the person whose constitution is Phlegm-Dampness Type has a higher incidence of diabetes, stroke, coronary heart disease, hyperglycemia and gout than other constitutional types. We can adjust his/her Phlegm-Dampness Constitution by eliminating phlegm and removing dampness so as to prevent these diseases from occurring.
The good news now is that beside looking for a Chinese physician to find out your body constitution, you can now simply answer a survey to know it.
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