We really are what we eat! Face mapping is an ancient eastern practice that shows how your diet appears on your face, sometimes in the form of redness, irritation, lines and wrinkles.
Your body speaks a unique language to communicate the imbalances within it. Chinese medicine has mastered the art and science of reading the body’s language over its five thousand year practice.
Your face is a mirror of your health.
Your body has a map and your face is part of the map.
Chinese ancestors discovered the human body has 14 meridians and 365 acupuncture points, and the life energy flows between them and connects to 5 vital organs: the heart, the lungs, the spleen, the liver and the kidneys.
Each of these vital organs have a window open in the face. Eyes are the window of liver, lips are the window of the spleen (stomach), the tongue is window of the heart, the nose is window of the lungs, and the ears are the window of the kidney.
When the body energy is in perfect flow, these features are in perfect condition. When illness begins, the energy will not flow smoothly, all features on the face, shapes, colors and functions will change.
Here are some basic facial complaints and dietary changes you can make to help improve them:
Laugh lines are connected to our lungs and colon (a yin and yang organ, where balance is extremely important). To decrease laugh lines, don’t stop laughing! Instead try to get more fiber in your diet instead.
Forehead lines are also a sign of a blocked colon or gall bladder. To reduce, stay away from fried or processed foods. Use vegetable broth instead of oil.
Acne is toxins being pushed out of the body through the skin, which could have a direct collation with an overloaded liver. An over the counter probiotic can help balance the good and bad bacteria in your body, promote inner cleanliness and better digestion. Lemon water can flush out the liver as well.
Discussed by health critics as a way to lose weight, detox the body and break up fat, drinking hot water with lemon is a popular fad diet. According to the diet gurus atÃ‚Â Fitness magazine, the hot beverage concoction also helps your digestive system work smoothly, and promotes healthy hydrated skin.
Rich in vitamin C, the citrus fruit is responsible for curing constipation, diarrhea and even hangovers. Known as a natural antiseptic, lemon in hot water helps boost the immune system and cleanse the blood.
Dark circles under the eyes and general puffiness is attributed toÃ‚Â adrenal exhaustion. Our adrenal glands sit on top of our kidneys and release stress hormones. We overtax them by not getting enough sleep, as well as with stress, anxiety and alcohol consumption. To reduce, cut back on your caffeine intake and stay hydrated (experts recommend at least eight glasses of water per day).
Crow’s feet can be reduced by quitting smoking, if you do, and finding alternatives for caffeine, like green tea.
For more information and a full face map diagram, visit Erupting Mind.