If your eyes are the windows to your soul, then your face is a map of everything that ails you, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
While this may sound farfetched to some people, many traditional healers contend there is a science of sorts to the theory.
The Chinese have always used precise healing techniques such as acupuncture and tai chi, which incorporates the entire body and mind. They also widely use a variety of specific herbal remedies proven by science to be useful for an array of ailments
When it comes to reading your face, however, in order to determine and even diagnose disease, the Chinese rely on the fact that your body is full of various connections and pathways designed to keep you running at optimal levels.
Every organ, muscle, nerve and cell for that matter, must work together to assure homeostasis. If one area is not working properly, it makes sense that it can affect other areas, which is essentially the foundation for Chinese face mapping.
Zones 1&3 – Forehead: Digestive System & Bladder
If you are having frequent breakouts in this area it could indicate that your digestion isn’t working the way it should be, it’s possible that toxins are build up n the bladder as well. It might be time to do a detox or change out your diet to get rid of this extra waste in your body. Make sure to drink more water to help your bladder as well.
Zone 2 – Between the Eyebrows: Liver
When the problem is in this area it might mean that your liver is suffering. If you can cut back on alcohol and greasy foods to give you liver a break from working so hard. This area also indicates that you might have a food allergy like lactose intolerant, so examine your face maybe it’s a certain thing you’re eating.
Zones 4&10 – Ears: Kidneys
The ears can be associated with the kidneys. If the ears feel hot or if it’s breaking out, this could mean dehydration. Make sure to drink plenty of water and cut back on salt and dehydrating foods such as caffeine and alcohol.
Zones 5&9 – Upper Cheeks: Respiratory System
When you have problems in this area like puffiness, spots or even broken capillaries it could indicate that your respiratory system is in distress. Even if you don’t smoke, your respiratory system can be affected by air pollution. To fix this problem make sure to get fresh air to keep your respiratory working normally again.
Zones 6&8 – Eyes: Kidneys
The eyes are also indicative of kidney problems. Conditions such as dark under-eye circles, although most often hereditary, may worsen due to dehydration and poor elimination. Make sure to drink plenty of water and cut back on salt and dehydrating foods such as caffeine and alcohol.
Zones 7 – Nose: Heart
The nose is connected to the heart. Do you having redness or swelling it might be that you have high blood pressure or an early symptom of rosacea. Try changing your diet to foods that will lower your blood pressure like nuts, avocados, fish and even flax seeds. Make sure to lower your salt intake and replace it with more fruit and vegetables.
Zones 11&13 – Lower Cheeks or Jaw Line: Mouth and/or Ovaries
Poor dental hygiene, especially those involving the gums, is often reflected by blemishes in the jaw line. Regular brushing and flossing, as well as avoiding sweet foods, could help relieve the lower cheeks of blemishes. Women may also experience break outs in this area during or prior to menstruation.
Zone 12 – Chin: Hormones and/ or Small Intestine
When the chin breakouts it’s usually a sign that your hormones are imbalance, which is more likely from stress. The chin can indicate a bad diet because the chin is connected to the small intestines. Try out a new diet that has more fiber, fruit and vegetables. Another thing to do would be to regulate your sleep cycle as this can add more stress.
Zone 14 – Neck: Adrenal Stress and/or Illness
Redness of the neck could indicate adrenal stress. Breakouts could indicate that the body is fighting bacteria to prevent illness. Make sure to drink plenty of water and eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and lean meat while avoiding unhealthy foods. Get enough sleep and exercise regularly.