Constitutional diagnosis to determine the individual's health status and needs of the patient - naturheilpraxis st.gallen hinterberg


Constitutional diagnosis is a significant aspect of Traditional European Naturopathy (TEN) aimed at recognizing the individual constitution of a person. This diagnosis is based on the belief that each person possesses a unique combination of physical, mental, and emotional characteristics that influence their reactions to environmental stimuli and their propensity for certain illnesses.

TEN typically identifies four main constitutions - sanguine, choleric, melancholic, and phlegmatic - symbolized by the elements air, fire, earth, and water. The diagnosis considers the relationship of the elements within the individual and their effects on health. In constitutional diagnosis, not only are the pure tones of the main constitutions explored, but also the nuanced blends that make each person's individuality so unique.



Methods of constitutional diagnosis:



Medical history: The therapist asks targeted questions about lifestyle habits, preferences, emotions, and physical reactions, among others. A comprehensive medical history helps identify individual characteristics and predispositions.


Observation: External appearance, body build, and facial expressions are carefully observed to obtain clues about the predominant constitution.

Pulse and tongue diagnosis: The condition of the pulse and tongue provides insights into the constitution and imbalances.


Iris diagnosis: Another fascinating method that provides a deeper insight into an individual's constitution by examining the subtle nuances and patterns in the iris of the eye.



Goals of constitutional diagnosis:




Disease prevention: By understanding the individual constitution, measures can be derived to detect and prevent imbalances early through recommended nutrition, lifestyle, plants, and possibly therapy.


Individual therapy approaches: Constitutional diagnosis enables therapy approaches tailored to personal needs.


Promotion of balance and activation of self-healing powers.




Duration of constitutional diagnosis: 1.5 hours