“Your face is a mirror of your health” (Angela Zhang). And that so happens to be a fact.
Your facial appearance can provide insight into what may be going on with the major internal organs of the body. In other words, fix your health and you’ll fix some of the facial woes you might be experiencing. The ancient art of face reading has been used since the time of Confucius to effectively help determine the health of internal organs.
According to Angela Zhang, founder of Chinese Energy Therapy, “The Chinese understand the concept that the face represents the energies, health and fortune of a person, and their wish to live in harmony.” Face reading was created by the great Huang Di also known as the yellow emperor, and to date, it can still be found in The Yellow Emperor’s Classic Of Medicine.
It’s believed that the 5 major organs – heart, liver, lungs, spleen, and kidneys – have openings or windows to the face.
Eyes – are the windows to the liver.
Lips – are the windows to the spleen (stomach)
Tongue – is the window to the heart
Nose – is the window to the lungs
Ears – are the windows to the kidneys
Aside from Chinese face reading, Ayurvedic face mapping is also used to red flag deficiencies with internal health. An abnormal change in appearance or function to any of these facial structures is usually an indication that its windowed organ may not be in perfect working condition.
I can personally attest to the chin and jaw area breakouts being a sign of hormonal and gynecological issues. When my hormones were out of whack, the place where most of my breakouts showed up was my chin and jaw.
However, there was a drastic improvement after I incorporated anti-inflammatory foods into my diet and nailed down a solid nutritional routine.
So, look in the mirror. Examine your face for a hint of what might be manifesting internally.
Dixie Lincoln- Nichols is a biological science educator, certified health coach and entrepreneur. Her work has been featured in media outlets like, Oprah Mag, SELF, Yahoo, Redbook, Natural Health, Instyle, Working Woman, Huffington Post, Essence Online, Tampa Tribune and more. She is currently the Chief Self-care Connoisseur and founder of I. O. Beauty Market, where she curates products that are free of toxic, harmful ingredients.