The Tai Yang constitution is associated with strong Lung and weak Liver, and the Heaven Circuit. Energy rises straight upward from the solar plexus. Common diseases associated with this constitution are : Low back pain, esophageal disorders/cancer, bone-marrow disease, brain disorders, and infertility. Personality traits of this constitution are : Active, positive, intelligent, sociable, heroic, resolute, Progressive, and Charismatic. They (men and women) also tend to be masculine, revolutionary, outspoken, and inquisitive
Some examples of these people are Beethoven, Van Gogh, Napoleon, Hitler, Lenin, Batman, Superman, Sherlock Holmes, The Terminator, and Rambo.
The Shao Yang constitution is associated with strong Spleen and weak Kidney. Energy rises obliquely upward from the solar plexus. Common diseases associated with this constitution are constipation, Urinary disturbance, acute or chronic kidney disorders, knee weakness, hypertension, sexual disorders, osteoporosis. These people are active, open-minded, straight-forward, honest, sharp, spirited, and cheerful. They are also usually extroverted, impulsive, passionate, sentimental, and competitive. Some of these historical figures are Mozart, Elvis Presley, Bruce Lee, Elizabeth Taylor, Robert DeNiro, Madonna, Ronald Reagan, James Bond, The Fonz, Bart Simpson, Peter Pan, and Bugs Bunny.
The Tai Yin constitution is associated with strong Liver, and weak Lung. Energy descends obliquely downward from the solar plexus. Common diseases associated with this constitution are diabetes, hypertension/arteriosclerosis, heart disease, cirrhosis, Jaundice, stroke, hypotension (low blood pressure), bronchitis, asthma, IBS, Intestinal cancer, and hemorrhoids. These people are dignified, polite, persevering, impartial, optimistic and benevolent, prudent/honest, humorous, and gallant. They are also usually conservative, ambitious, and pragmatic. Some of the historical examples are Winston Churchill, Thomas Edison, JFK, Al Capone, and George Foreman, Homer Simpson, Jay Leno, Rosie O'Donnell, and Santa Claus!
The Shao Yin Constitution is associated with Strong Kidney and Weak Spleen. Energy descends straight downward from the solar plexus. Common diseases associated with this constitution are poor appetite, chronic fatigue, habitual abdominal pain, diarrhea, sinusitis, Depression, and Tonsillitis. These people are composed, calm, orderly, methodical, modest, patient, prudent, perceptive, and social. They also tend to be introverted, delicate, precise, and crafty. Some of the historical examples are Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Albert Einstein, Ab Lincoln, Marilyn Monroe, Woody Allen, Al Pacino, Charlie Brown, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Cinderella, and ET.
The reason I mention these 4 constitutions because there are only 4 of them, its pretty easy to figure out what a person is. It is another way to consider how to access their core strengths and weaknesses, and how to support their healing process; whereas some aspects of healing may be take a long time, and be very difficult, while other problems they are dealing with may seem rather acute, superficial, or just easy to improve.