Friday, August 15, 2008

Taoist Face Reading

Face Reading (mien shiang) is an ancient, diagnostic technique in Chinese Medicine that examines the general structure of the face to identify health issues and detect other signs of existing ailments.

Facial features, including the size and shape of each feature, lines, shadows, moles and other markings are carefully examined as each corresponds with various organs of the body, i.e., under the eye area corresponds with the stomach, kidney and liver, the chin corresponds to the kidney and bladder, and the lips correspond to the stomach (top lip) and intestines (lower lip).

Other than the wellness issues of forecasting underlying causes of allergies, weight issues, digestive issues, hormone imbalances, and fatigue, Taoist Face Reading is believed to be able to map out the past, present and future. It is an interesting doctrine, as is most of the Chinese Medicine, and worthy of some attention.