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Eight Constitutions - Hepatonia

“The descriptions below illustrate general tendencies of each constitution and are not absolute”

Hepatonia is characterized by its superior or strong liver (gall bladder) and inferior lungs (large intestine). This constitution is also recognized for having a considerably strong kidney (bladder) and relatively weak pancreas (stomach).

A meat diet will cause this individual to sweat more frequently and fall asleep easily; however, easy sleep and frequent sweat are signs of good health for a Hepatonia. Activities that cause sweating, such as sports and sauna, will help relax the naturally-excited liver and permit good health.

Naturally high blood pressure is common for a Hepatonia; therefore, he or she must be cautious when taking medication for high blood pressure. Hepatonia patients with lower abdominal indigestion, arthritis, skin diseases, depression, or high cholesterol, are encouraged to avoid seafood and increase meat intake. Drinking wine is harmful to a Hepatonia as well.

Common symptoms

    - Anxiety, Depression, Cancer, Essential hypertension, Stroke, Acne, Allergies, Lower             back pain, Gout.


Hepatonia Regimen

Very Beneficial

Beef, bean paste (fermented), Wheat products, Root vegetables [Radish, Carrot, Lotus root, etc.], Potato, Yam, Dioscorea opposite, Garlic (cooked), Asian Pear, Sauna (perspiration).



Chicken & poultry, Lamb & goat, Dairy products, Milk (warm), Butter, Cheese, Egg yolk, Beans, Soybean, Pea, Kidney bean, Fermented soybean (Natto), Peanut, Almond, Cashew, Nut, Pistachios, Pecan, Pine nut, Acorn, Soy milk, Tofu, Rice, Brown rice, Sweet rice, African/Indian Millet, Corn, Job’s Tears, Crusted rice (boiled), Oat, Perilla oil, Sesame oil, Soy oil, Corn oil, Canola oil, Beet, Ginger, Chinese Bellflower, Taro, Codonopsis lanceolate, Burdock, Pumpkin, Zucchini, Eggplant, Tomato, Avocado, Mushroom, Onion, Green onion, Ginger, Cinnamon, Curry, Mustard, Wasabi, Sugar (sucrose), Apple, Citrus (Lemon, Lime, Orange, Tangerine, Grapefruit), Mango, Tomato, melon, Lychee, Ginseng, Red Ginseng, Antlers of the Deer, Honey, Dates, Jujube, Citron Tea, Arrow Root, Squalene, Vit. A, D (in food), Vit. C (in food), Coffee-caffeinated (1 cup a day), Ginger tea (less than 1 cup per week), Date, Jujube Tea (less than 1 cup per week), Ginseng Tea (less than 1 cup per week), Warm drinking water, alkaline beverage, Gold (wearing while in sleep), Jade (wearing in sleep), Breathing exercise (Inhaling), Sun Tanning.



Pork, Egg white, Fresh water fish, Millet: Setaria italica, mung Bean, Rye, Olive oil, Coconut oil, Spinach, Aster scaber, Water Dropworth, Perilla leaf, Allium tuberosum, Bell Pepper, Shoot of a fatsia, Celery, Hot pepper, Seaweeds, Nori, Yellow Korean Melon, Strawberries, Banana, Pineapple,

Kiwi, Pomegranate, Papaya, Blueberry, Mulberry, Peach, Plum, Cherry, Apricot, Coconut, Root of Ranunculaceae, Phellinus Linteus Aoshima, Japanese Apricot, Schisandra chinensis, vit. B (in food), Green Tean & Most Herbal Tea (less than 1 cup per week), Chamomile Tea (less than 1 cup per week), Cold drinking water, Ice, Chocolate, Cocoa, Whiskey, Vodka, Sake, Distilled Soju.



Barley, buckwheat, Grapeseed oil, Green vegetables (Lettuce, Cabbage, etc.), Bracken (Fern), Cucumber, Stems of Radish, Campbell Early, persimmon, Raspberry, Cranberry, Fig, Chinese matrimony vine, Reishi Mushroom, Quince, Cornus officinalis, Vit. E (in food), Quince Tea, Soda, Beer, Tequila, Soju, Silver (wearing while in sleep), Swimming, Breathing exercise (Exhaling).


Seriously Harmful

Salt water fish, Clams, Oyster, Shell fish, Ocean fish, Swell fish (Monk fish), Red bean, Grapes, Aloe Vera, Dextrose injection, Dextrose Powder, Alcoholic Beverage, Smoking Cigarette, Wine.


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