Pulmotonia body type constitution entails excellent lungs, but a weakened liver that increases its influence with other organs.
Out of the 10 organs, the Pulmotonia body type constitution is given the strongest lungs while possessing the weakest liver. This is seen even in x-rays, in which the lungs appear larger, and the large intestines appear longer when compared to other body type constitutions. In contrast, the liver for the Pulmotonia constitution is seen as the smallest when compared with other constitutions.
Organ Configuration (in order of energy magnitude):
Lungs >Pancreas >Heart >Kidney >Liver
5 > 4 > 3 > 2 >1 (Energy Magnitude)
Body Shape and Tendencies:
When observing from the back of the head, oftentimes the lower part of the brain (cerebellar) protrudes more than the upper part of the brain. Due to the excellent development of the lungs, the chest is wider and larger with one’s voice being deeper and louder. Unlike the Hepatonia constitution which experiences exhaustion after excessive talking and singing, an individual with the Pulmotonia constitution feels energized after pursuing those activities.
An individual with Pulmotonia constitution disfavors imitation and embraces creativity. Due to the vivid imagination, one with the Pulmotonia constitution performs extraordinarily in the academic, research, and innovative aspects. However, one may experience struggles in the business aspect.
Although one with the Pulmotonia constitution is highly creative, one may overthink in his or her unnecessary thoughts, plans, and imaginations. Additionally, one lacks in the reality aspect of life. Due to the lack of driving force, an individual with the Pulmotonia constitution tends to struggle from successfully surmounting his or her tasks. Despite oftentimes being introverts, one with Pulmotonia constitution embodies excellent language skills including pronunciation. One likely experiences indecisiveness due to his or her influx of imagination. Even if there is a 10% chance of uncertainty and a 90% chance of success, one cannot complete his or her task due to overthinking.
When an individual with Pulmotonia constitution consumes meat, one experiences a great surge of heat throughout his or her body as the result of heat collection in the lungs. Additionally, one will experience a buildup of heat in his or her hands and feet due to the heat collection in the large intestines. Additionally, one may feel uneasy and sensitive after consuming land meat (causes indigestion). Due to their small and weak liver, one must avoid Western medicine as any medicine will likely serve to worsen the body rather than improve it. It is recommended that one adheres to vegetables, fish, and shellfish as his or her primary diet.
As the first sign of improvement, an individual who adheres to the diet suitable for Pulmotonia constitution experiences weight loss. Gold is very lethal to the body, in which having gold teeth can be the cause of virtually all kinds of diseases for the Pulmotonia constitution. When one retains a gold tooth, he or she will most likely experience constant thirst (similar to a person who suffers from diabetes). Additionally, an individual who is of Pulmotonia constitution and retains gold teeth can experience slowing in his or her pulse, leading to symptoms of Bradycardia. Because the gold tooth resides in the oral mucosa, it affects the entire body as it interacts with the mucous membrane and the gums.
For the Pulmotonia constitution, stretching the back and spending a lot of time standing are key to better health. Among patients who suffer from a weak spine, most are of Pulmotonia constitution. However, this could be recovered with constant exercise and an optimal diet. One with the Pulmotonia constitution must avoid sun tanning and activities that require excessive sweating (prohibition of these activities apply to the Colonotonia, Renotonia, and Vesicotonia constitutions). It is recommended to pursue upper body exercises and drink cold water in the morning (serves to cool the heat trapped in the pancreas). Pulmotonia constitution is exceptionally prone to static electricity when worn with artificial fiber clothes. For an individual with Pulmotonia constitution, the best remedy in recovering from a cold is resting. It is also recommended to study while standing as it will help in stretching and strengthening the weakened spine. As for the breathing exercise, it is optimal to exhale longer.
Optimal Foods and Activities (strengthen the weakened liver):
Majority of salt water fish, egg whites, oyster, shrimp, crab, ocean fish (with scales), ocean fish (w/o scales), swell fish, pea, kidney bean, rice, buckwheat, mung bean, green vegetables (lettuce, cabbage, etc.), bracken (fem), cucumber, stems of radish, spinach, aster scaber, water dropwort, seaweed, Campbell early, grapes, strawberry, banana, pineapple, kiwi, blueberry, persimmon, raspberry, cherry, plum, apricot, quince, aloe, Vitamin E, Dextrose injection, Dextrose powder, quince tea, cold water, acidic beverage.
Harmful Foods & Activities (worsen the weakened liver):
Beef, pork, chicken, lamb, goat, duck, poultry, milk (cold/hot), dairy, butter, cheese, egg yolk, freshwater fish, bean, soybean, peanut, almond, cashew nut, pistachios, walnut, pine nut, acorn, brown rice, African/Indian Millet, flour, Job’s tears, oat, perilla oil, sesame oil, soy oil, corn oil, root vegetables (radish, carrot, lotus root, burdock, etc.), potato, sweet potato (yam), Dioscoreaopposita, beet, ginger, Chinese bellflower, codonopsis, taro, perilla leaf, pumpkin, mushrooms (matsutake, shiitake, etc.), peppers (spicy, red, and green), scallion, onion, ginger, cinnamon, mustard, curry, garlic, sugar, pear, watermelon, melon, pomegranate, mulberry fruit, ginseng, red ginseng, antlers of the deer, honey, jujube, Chinese matrimony vine, Rot of Ranunculaceae, Reishi mushroom, Phellinus linteus (Aoshima), yuzu (citrus), Japanese apricot, Schisandra chinensis, Cornus officinalis, arrowroot, Vitamin (A, C, D), Caffeinated beverages, chrysanthemum tea, ginger tea, jujube tea, adlay tea, Ssang Hwa tea, ginseng tea, warm drinking water, alkaline beverage, alcohol (whiskey, vodka, sake, unfiltered Korean rice sake, soju, etc.), smoking.
Foods that are harmful when consumed excessively:
Fermented soybean (natto), sweet rice, barley, corn, crushed rice, rye, olive oil, grapeseed oil, spinach, Allium tuberosum, paprika, tomato, avocado, shoot of a fatsia, seaweed, papaya, peach, plum, cranberry, Vitamin B, wine, green tea, beer, and cocoa (chocolate).
Optimal: Swimming (cold) & breathing exercise (exhaling)
Worst: Gold, sauna, breathing exercise (exhaling), hiking, & sun tanning
Personality traits to consider that are inherent in the Pulmotonia constitution are that one tends to be unrealistic, non-exposed, and non-social. When a person of Pulmotonia constitution pursues a social job in which he or she is exposed, the characteristic of being unique and original is destroyed. It is important to decide carefully into one’s career, though, physicists, doctors, composers, and religious people are suitable to this constitution.
People with this constitution experience great harm to their health when they consume any land meats. Therefore, their health depends on adhering to optimal eating habits and diet.
Heredity (incurable disease in children):
In the case that both parents are of Pulmotonia constitution, their child is likely to obtain Myeloid leukemia, leukopenia, and aplastic anemia (a child of both Pulmotonia parents is likely to suffer from epilepsy or anemia).
For an individual with the Pulmotonia constitution, blue and black are optimal colors. Red and yellow colors serve to stimulate the strong lungs, which serve to weaken the body system. Instances where the colors become a problem to one’s body are 1) color of the walls and ceiling of the room where you predominantly reside in, and 2) sunglasses. In clothing, however, there are no big issues to the body regarding the color choices.
Due to the weakened liver, alcohol serves to be the most lethal to the Pulmotonia constitution among the other constitutions. As a snack, it is recommended to eat vegetables (quince tea & clam soup) as consuming land meats will cause irresistible rash and allergies. Alcohol made from ingredients that protect the liver such as wine is suitable. Sauna after drinking is very lethal to the Pulmotonia constitution.
In the case of the Pulmotonia constitution, most diseases are developed from either of the two causes: 1) when the weakened liver worsens, or 2) when the strong lungs strengthen. As the liver weakens or the lung strengthens, the human body falls to a diseased state by causing the functions of other organs to become abnormal.
The most predominant form of the disease for Pulmotonia constitution is atopic dermatitis. Not all individuals of Pulmotonia constitution experience atopic dermatitis, however, as it develops only if one consumed land meats (primary diet) from a young age. It is important to consider that there is no current technique to cure atopic dermatitis as the only possible way is to completely stop the consumption of land meats.
Among patients who suffer from allergic symptoms such as atopic dermatitis and allergic rhinitis, many are known to be of Pulmotonia constitution. Additionally, if a person of Colonotonia constitution consumes meat as his or her primary diet from a young age, diseases such as Myasthenia, Parkinson’s disease, and dementia could occur.
Ironically enough, an individual of the Pulmotonia constitution experiences inadequate hunger after eating meat. However, consuming vegetables as his or her primary diet will fully satisfy an individual’s stomach. If in the case that an individual of the Pulmotonia constitution experiences diabetes or edema (due to the increase in GOT & GPT as the result of the damaged liver function), forbidding the consumption of meat while increasing the consumption of vegetables is optimal.
A person of this constitution will experience stomach aches and diarrhea after eating spicy foods (due to the increase of heat trapped in the lungs as well as in the large intestines). Additionally, an individual may experience vomiting after consuming large quantities of apples and mangoes. As mentioned before, a person of the Pulmotonia constitution (lacks excessive sociability) may acquire serious illness when being forced into consecutive sociable activities.