The Four Temperaments

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For a few thousand years, from about 3000BC, physicians believed that the body needed to have a balance of four main “humours” in  order to maintain good health.

The humours were blood, phlegm, yellow bile and black bile .

Treatment was decided by regulating the causative unbalanced humour:

Choleric- Phlegmatic- Sanguine-Melancholic, and consisted of bloodletting, purging, starving or vomiting.

CHOLERIC

PHLEGMATIC

SANGUINE

MELANCHOLIC

by Ray Pogir