Our face reflects the state of vitality and health- or deficiency of our various organs…
For over 5,000 years in Chinese medicine, practitioners have understood that uneven color and texture, patchiness, lines, breakouts, and other issues with our face are really indicative of deeper issues going on within our bodies, in our organs. Our bodies are holistically connected through energy lines called meridians that run up and down our entire bodies. Face-reading can get very specific, but below are some major indicators.
If we study our faces closely, this is what we might learn:
Lines Above the Upper Lip: Indicates stagnation or blockages in the digestive tract, specifically relating to the organs of the stomach and small intestines. This is probably due to the accumulation of acidic waste and toxicity that is not adequately leaving the body.
Deep Laugh Lines: This relates to our lung line. This could be related to smoking, not breathing properly (ie shallow chest breathing) or getting enough oxygen/prana into the lungs, or that our colon is so backed up that our lung meridian is being impeded.
A Lined Forehead: Congestion!! A blocked, toxin-filled colon and gallbladder.I see this a lot with body builders. This usually means someone is consuming a lot of dairy (or whey protein!), cooked oils, or has a good diet- but is not cleansing properly or as efficiently as they should be to keep up with the toxicity the good diet is kicking up.
Breakouts around the Chin/Jaw area: Hormonal imbalance and congestion in the colon. Ladies- be sure to not overdo “comfort” foods before and around your period such as skim milk cappuccinos and milk chocolate, which will further imbalance you.
Dark Undereye Circles or Puffiness: Indicates adrenal exhaustion. Too much caffeine, lack of sleep, too much stress…
Crow’s feet lines around the Eyes: This also indicates that our adrenals are being overtaxed and that our body’s are acidic and imbalanced. Cut out smoking and caffeine, start eating My Glowing Green Smoothie!
Patchy skin or Lines high up around the Cheekbone area: Heart Issues. Eating too much clogging animal protein or products. Perhaps also heart ache or not being able to give or receive love completely.
So before we just groan and moan when we look at our faces and see things we don’t like, let’s be sure that we look within, and consider that the problems are probably lying deeper than we can see. The good news is that cells regenerate. If we take positive steps now, we can reverse issues and make major improvements!
Yes it is Saturday night and I am writing a blog. I was out braving the city from appointment to appointment, from 8:30-5:30 today, and my whole body is sore and achy. I can VERY happily say that I ‘aint going anywhere tonight.
Lots of love, Kimberly