Korean Sasang Constitutional Medicine



The Traditional Medicine Network was formed in 1998 to represent the interests of Traditional Healers.

Its purpose is to forge links between Traditional Healers all over the world, irrespective of their ethnic background or medical traditions, to educate the public about Traditional Healing and to foster its practise here in Australia as well as Internationally.

The Traditional Medicine Network is the only organisation within Australia which is dedicated solely to that purpose.


This site provides background information on the three main foundations of Traditional Healing in this region::

  • Traditional Healing.

The holistic wisdom medicine that dates back at least 16,000 years and represents the earliest known form of structured medicine. It has been an integral part of semi-nomadic and agricultural societies for eons and still serves millions of people all over the world. Its practitioners utilise an integrated and coherent system of healing that includes psychotherapeutics, dietetics, herbal medicine and physical therapy approaches.

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine.

This is the medical system that originated in ancient China over 6000 years ago. In its original form it represents a true wisdom medicine and although there are many Chinese medicine practitioners who still practise according to these principles, there is an increasing tendency for it to be split into separate parts, so that some practitioners practice only acupuncture and others practice only herbal medicine, and so forth. Sadly this process is causing it to lose its holistic Traditional Healing heritage.

  • Sasang Constitutional Medicine.

This medical system is based on the earliest Chinese classics and as such can be traced back at least 2000 years. It was rediscovered in the late 1800s by Dr. Lee Je-Ma.of Korea. It has an advantage over other Oriental medical systems as it focuses on the treatment of the individual rather than just a set a disease syndromes. The holistic core of this medicine is expressed by its "four pillars of treatment", namely: 1. counseling, 2. diet and lifestyle advice, 3. herbal medicines and, 4. reflex therapy. This ensures that it lies well within the sphere of Traditional Healing.

  • Graeco-Arabic Medicine.

This medical system originated over 6000 years ago and traveled to India, where it became known as Ayurvedic medicine and ancient Greece where it became Graeco-Arabic Medicine. Graeco-Arabic medicine spread from its original home into Europe and was its traditional medicine until about 150 years ago. It was also carried by Islam into the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent, where it is known as Yunani Tibb or Unani Medicine. Many practitioners of Graeco-Arabic medicine still utilise the holistic principles of Traditional Healing.


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