Did you know that your face is a map that reveals information about your past experiences, emotions and current state of health?
A few weeks ago, I took a course with Chinese Medicine Face Reader, Lillian Bridges and learned a few ways to see deeper into someone’s health before they can even tell you. In Chinese Medicine, the face is seen as a microsystem of one’s body, one’s past and one’s emotions. But what kind of things do we look for?
Well, some characteristics that may stand out are the colour of your skin, the lines and wrinkles on your face; the thickness of your eyebrows, the shape and size of your philtrum (that area between the nose and upper lip), and many others. These are just a few ways of reading a persons inner secrets of emotional and physical health.
Take a look at this Organ Face Map, for example.
The skin on your nose between your eyes represents your Spleen and Pancreas. The colour of this area can reveal a lot about your digestive health. Whiteness indicates low blood sugar, Greyish or purplish colour near the inner eyes may indicate onset of diabetes. Yellowish may indicate a serious decline in pancreaticfunction or complete loss altogether. Keep in mind though, that the whiteness can change throughout the day when you eat, so DON’T be diagnosing yourself with low blood sugar!
Another area is the area under your eyes which represent your Kidneys. For example, if you have puffy bags under your eyes, there is stagnation in your Kidneys. You may have excess mineralization causing you to retain more water. If you have this, try drinking distilled water for a short period of time to leach out the excess minerals, or eat natural diuretics like dandelions greens, asparagus, celery, or lemon. Now if the Kidney area is shadowed and dark, there is a severe Kidney deficiency and may lead to a serious decline in Kidney function. Make sure you take care of your Kidneys. It is considered the ‘Gate of Life’ in Chinese Medicine.
Another example is a person with vertical lines above their lips. These people are over-nurturing and put other people’s needs before their own. If you have this, you need to learn to be a little selfish and take better care of yourself.
Now, if you’re one of those people who want to get rid of their “crow’s feet”. DON’T! Be proud! These are Joy Lines. It means you are living happy and laughing.
The hairs of your eyebrows also reveal interesting things about your nature and personality. For example, strong eyebrows with plenty of hairs indicates a strong liver, a strong drive and may be tempermental. A person with naturally thin eyebrows are more passive in temperament and is not comfortable expressing anger. One who has finely shaped but thick eyebrows are passionate and athletic. A person with short eyebrows reveals an independent personality and resists receiving help and chooses to do things for themselves. A person with long eyebrow hairs that grow long and wide have an inventive mind and likes to fix things. If your eyebrows are unexpectedly falling out, you may have a thyroid problem and should consider getting it checked by your doctor. (I have still yet to figure out what two different coloured eyebrows mean, Michelle T!)
This is only scratching the surface of Chinese Face Reading. If you’re interested in learning more about your inner health and what your face can reveal about YOU, feel free to ask me at The Aim2walk Clinic and I will be more than happy to read your face 🙂
So, next time you look at yourself in the mirror. Try to look closely at your features. Be mindful of your emotions and where your wrinkles are forming and make sure you’re getting those happy lines!
Happy Wednesday! And don’t forget to SMILE!