Eight-Constitution Regimen (2022.11.01. Update)

  • OO Very Beneficial
  • O Beneficial
  • Moderate(Preferably Avoided)
  • X Harmful
  • XX Seriously Harmful

01 Animal Protein

Foods \ Constitutions Hep. Cho. Pan. Gas. Pul. Col. Ren. Ves. Constitutions / Foods
Beef OO OO OO XX XX OO Beef
Pork OO OO OO X XX XX XX Pork
Chicken & Poultry O XX XX XX XX OO OO Chicken & Poultry
Lamb & Goat O XX XX XX XX OO OO Lamb & Goat
Milk(Cold/Warm), Dairy Products O(W) O(W) O(C) △(C) XX XX △(W) O(W) Milk(Cold/Warm), Dairy Products
Butter O O O XX XX O Butter
Cheese O O O O X X Cheese
Egg York O O O X X O O Egg York
Egg White O O O O Egg White
Salt Water Fishes XX XX O O OO OO X Salt Water Fishes
Fresh Water Fishes O O O XX XX O Fresh Water Fishes
Clams XX XX O O OO OO X X Clams
Oyster XX XX O O O XX XX Oyster
Shell Fishes XX XX O O O O X XX Shell Fishes
Ocean Fishes(with Scales) XX XX O O OO OO O X Ocean Fishes(with Scales)
Ocean Fishes(w/o Scales) XX XX O O X X Ocean Fishes(w/o Scales)
Blowfish(Monk Fish) XX XX OO OO O O XX XX Blowfish(Monk Fish)

02 Vegetable Protein

Foods \ Constitutions Hep. Cho. Pan. Gas. Pul. Col. Ren. Ves. Constitutions / Foods
Beans O O O XX XX O O Beans
Soybean O O O XX XX O O Soybean
Pea, Kidney Bean, Pinto Bean O O O O O O Pea, Kidney Bean, Pinto Bean
Red Bean(Adzuki Bean) XX O O O O O XX XX Red Bean(Adzuki Bean)
Fermented Soybean(Natto) O O O XX XX O Fermented Soybean(Natto)
Peanut, Almond, Cashew Nut, Pistachios O O O O XX XX O O Peanut, Almond, Cashew Nut, Pistachios
Pecan, Walnut, Pine nut, Sunflower Seed O O X XX XX XX O O Pecan, Walnut, Pine nut, Sunflower Seed
Acorn O O X X XX XX O O Acorn
Bean paste(fermented) O O O O O O O OO Bean paste(fermented)
Soy milk O O O XX XX Soy milk
Tofu O O O O O O O O Tofu

03 Carbohydrates: Grains

Foods \ Constitutions Hep. Cho. Pan. Gas. Pul. Col. Ren. Ves. Constitutions / Foods
Rice (White:백미) O O O O OO OO O O Rice (White:백미)
Brown Rice (현미) O XX XX X X O O Brown Rice (현미)
Sweet Rice (찹쌀) O X XX XX X O O Sweet Rice (찹쌀)
Barley (보리) X O O XX XX Barley (보리)
Buckwheat (메밀) X X O O O O X Buckwheat (메밀)
African/Indian Milet (수수) O O X X O African/Indian Milet (수수)
Milet: Setaria italica (메조) O O O O X X Milet: Setaria italica (메조)
Mung Bean (녹두) O O O O Mung Bean (녹두)
Corn O O O O Corn
Wheat Products (밀가루 음식) OO OO O XX XX O Wheat Products (밀가루 음식)
Job's Tears (Adlay) (율무) O O XX XX Job's Tears (Adlay) (율무)
Oat (귀리) O O O X X Oat (귀리)
Rye (호밀) X O O X Rye (호밀)

04 Oil

Foods \ Constitutions Hep. Cho. Pan. Gas. Pul. Col. Ren. Ves. Constitutions / Foods
Perilla Oil (들기름) O O X X X Perilla Oil (들기름)
Sesames Oil O X X X X O O Sesames Oil
Soy Oil O O O X X Soy Oil
Corn Oil O O X O O Corn Oil
Canola Oil O O O O O O Canola Oil
Olive Oil O O Olive Oil
Grapeseed Oil X X O O Grapeseed Oil
Coconut Oil O O Coconut Oil
Avocado Oil O O O O O Avocado Oil

05 Root Vegetables: Roots, Underground Stems

Foods \ Constitutions Hep. Cho. Pan. Gas. Pul. Col. Ren. Ves. Constitutions / Foods
Root Vegetables(Radish, Carrot, lotusroot, etc.) OO OO O XX XX O Root Vegetables(Radish, Carrot, lotusroot, etc.)
Potato OO OO OO OO Potato
Sweet potato, Yam OO X X X X O O Sweet potato, Yam
Dioscorea opposita (마) O O X X XX XX Dioscorea opposita (마)
Beets O O X XX XX O Beets
Ginger O X XX XX XX O O Ginger
Platycodon grandiflorus (도라지) O XX XX XX X O O Platycodon grandiflorus (도라지)
Taro (토란) O XX XX XX X O O Taro (토란)
Codonopsis lanceolata (더덕) O XX XX XX X O O Codonopsis lanceolata (더덕)
Arctium lappa (우엉) O XX XX XX X O O Arctium lappa (우엉)

06 Green Vegetables: Leaves, Stems

Foods \ Constitutions Hep. Cho. Pan. Gas. Pul. Col. Ren. Ves. Constitutions / Foods
Green Vegetables(Lettuce, Cabbage, etc.) X X O O OO OO O Green Vegetables(Lettuce, Cabbage, etc.)
Bracken (Fern:고사리) X X O O O O X Bracken (Fern:고사리)
Cucumber X X O O O O X Cucumber
Stems of Radish (무청) X X O O X Stems of Radish (무청)
Spinach O O Spinach
Aster scaber (취나물) O O O O O Aster scaber (취나물)
Water Dropworth (미나리) O O O O Water Dropworth (미나리)
Perilla leaf (들깻잎) Perilla leaf (들깻잎)
Allium tuberosum (부추) O O O O Allium tuberosum (부추)
Bell Pepper Bell Pepper
Pumpkin O O O X X O Pumpkin
Zucchini O O O O O O O Zucchini
Egg Plant O O O O O Egg Plant
Tomato O X X O O Tomato
Avocado O O O O Avocado
Shoot of a fatsia(두릅) O O X X Shoot of a fatsia(두릅)
Mushrooms O O O X X O Mushrooms
Celery X X X Celery

07 Herbs / Spices

Foods \ Constitutions Hep. Cho. Pan. Gas. Pul. Col. Ren. Ves. Constitutions / Foods
Hot Pepper XX XX X O O Hot Pepper
Onion, Green Onion, Ginger, Cinnamon, Curry, Mustard, Wasabi O XX XX X O O Onion, Green Onion, Ginger, Cinnamon, Curry, Mustard, Wasabi
Garlic OO OO O X XX XX O O Garlic
Sugar(Sucrose) O O O X X O Sugar(Sucrose)

08 Sea plants

Foods \ Constitutions Hep. Cho. Pan. Gas. Pul. Col. Ren. Ves. Constitutions / Foods
Seaweeds XX XX O O O Seaweeds
Nori (김) O O O Nori (김)

09 Fruits

Foods \ Constitutions Hep. Cho. Pan. Gas. Pul. Col. Ren. Ves. Constitutions / Foods
Apples O XX XX XX X OO OO Apples
Asian Pears OO OO O X X O Asian Pears
Citrus (Lemon, Lime, Orange, Tagerine, Grapefruit) O XX XX X O O Citrus (Lemon, Lime, Orange, Tagerine, Grapefruit)
Mango O XX XX X O O Mango
Tomato O X X O O Tomato
Melons O O O O Melons
Campbell Early (한국포도) X X O O O O Campbell Early (한국포도)
Grapes XX XX O O O O O XX Grapes
Berries O O O O X X Berries
Banana O O O O X X Banana
Pineapple O O O O X X Pineapple
Kiwi Kiwi
Pomegranate O O X X Pomegranate
Papaya Papaya
Blueberry O O Blueberry
Mulberry (오디열매) O O X X Mulberry (오디열매)
Persimon O O X X Persimon
Raspberry X X O O O O X X Raspberry
Peaches, Plums O O O Peaches, Plums
Cherry, Apricot O O Cherry, Apricot
Cranberry X X O O XX XX Cranberry
Coconut O O Coconut
Fig X O O O O X Fig
Lychee O O O O X X Lychee

10 Herbal Medicine & Health Supplements

(Medicines are not the foods. Frequent usage could be harmful.)

Foods \ Constitutions Hep. Cho. Pan. Gas. Pul. Col. Ren. Ves. Constitutions / Foods
Ginseng, Red Ginseng O X XX XX XX X O O Ginseng, Red Ginseng
Antlers of the Deer O O X XX XX XX Antlers of the Deer
Honey O X XX XX XX X O O Honey
Dates, Jujube O X XX XX XX X O O Dates, Jujube
Chinese Matrimony Vine (구기자) X X O X X X X Chinese Matrimony Vine (구기자)
Root of Ranunculaceae (부자) X XX XX X X Root of Ranunculaceae (부자)
Reishi Mushroom (영지버섯) X X O XX XX X X Reishi Mushroom (영지버섯)
Phellinus linteus Aoshima X X X X X X Phellinus linteus Aoshima
Quince X X O O X Quince
Citrus Tea (유자) O X XX XX X X Citrus Tea (유자)
Japanese Apricot (매실) X X X X O O Japanese Apricot (매실)
Schisandra chinensis (오미자) O X X XX XX Schisandra chinensis (오미자)
Cornus officinalis (산수유) X X O X X XX XX Cornus officinalis (산수유)
Arrow Root (칡) O O X X XX XX X O Arrow Root (칡)
Aloevera XX O O X XX XX Aloevera
Squalene O O X X Squalene
Vit. A, D (in food) O O X X X Vit. A, D (in food)
Vit. C (in food) O O Vit. C (in food)
Vit. B (in food) X X O O Vit. B (in food)
Vit. E (in food) X O O X X Vit. E (in food)
Dextrose Injection XX XX O O O O X Dextrose Injection
Dextrose Powder XX XX O O O O X Dextrose Powder

11 Drinks / Beverages

(Tea is made of the herbs. It should be considered as medicine. Frequent usage is not recommendible.)

Foods \ Constitutions Hep. Cho. Pan. Gas. Pul. Col. Ren. Ves. Constitutions / Foods
Caffeinated Beverages
(Coffee, Tea, Energy Drinks)
O O O X X X X Caffeinated Beverages
(Coffee, Tea, Energy Drinks)
Green Tea X X Green Tea
Camomile Tea O X XX XX X X Camomile Tea
Ginger Tea O X XX XX XX O O Ginger Tea
Dates, Jujube Tea O X XX XX XX X O O Dates, Jujube Tea
Adlay Tea (율무차) O O XX XX Adlay Tea (율무차)
Quince Tea X X O O X Quince Tea
Ginseng Tea O X XX XX XX X O O Ginseng Tea
Cold Drinking Water O O O O X Cold Drinking Water
Warm Drinking Water O O O O Warm Drinking Water
Alkaline Beverages O O O O X X X X Alkaline Beverages
Ice O O O O X Ice
Soda X X X X X X X X Soda

12 Favorites / Snacks

Foods \ Constitutions Hep. Cho. Pan. Gas. Pul. Col. Ren. Ves. Constitutions / Foods
Alcoholic Beverages XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX Alcoholic Beverages
Smoking Cigarette XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX Smoking Cigarette
Chocolate, Cocoa Chocolate, Cocoa

13 Alcoholic Bev.

Foods \ Constitutions Hep. Cho. Pan. Gas. Pul. Col. Ren. Ves. Constitutions / Foods
Beer X X X X Beer
Whisky X X X Whisky
Tequila X X X X X XX Tequila
Vodka X X X Vodka
Wine XX XX XX Wine
Sake(Rice), Distilled Soju Sake(Rice), Distilled Soju
Soju(Chemical Soju) X X X X X X X X Soju(Chemical Soju)

14 Minerals

(Corresponds to wearing at night while sleeping.)

Foods \ Constitutions Hep. Cho. Pan. Gas. Pul. Col. Ren. Ves. Constitutions / Foods
Gold(Gold Filing) O O O X X X O Gold(Gold Filing)
Silver X X O O O X X X Silver
Jade O O X X Jade

15 Activities

Activities \ Constitutions Hep. Cho. Pan. Gas. Pul. Col. Ren. Ves. Constitutions / Activities
Swimming(Cold) X X O O O Swimming(Cold)
Sauna(Perspiration-發汗) OO OO O XX XX XX XX Sauna(Perspiration-發汗)
In case of breathing exercise,
focusing on inhaling
O O O X X X X O In case of breathing exercise,
focusing on inhaling
In case of breathing exercise,
focusing on exhaling
X X X O O O O X In case of breathing exercise,
focusing on exhaling
Sun Tanning O O O XX XX XX XX Sun Tanning
This is the regimen based on Eight-Constitution Medicine by Dr. Dowon Kuon.
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