Tuesday, December 21, 2010

What Your Face is Trying to Tell You

Something that really interests me is Chinese Facial Diagnosis. Basically, the Chinese believe that the face is a map of the body, and any unbalance or illness inside will show up on the face in forms of breakouts, redness, heat etc. It doesn’t necessarily mean that there is something wrong, just that there is disharmony within that particular organ. The Chinese think our body as a whole, almost like an orchestra, meaning that if one ‘instrument’ is playing out of tune, then it will affect the whole sound – the face is seen as an indictor of this.

According to Eastern medicine, we have invisible energy flowing through us (chi) and meridians are different points throughout the body that connect this flow to keep it running smoothly (they are also the points that acupuncturists use). For a truly healthy energy, the chi must be able to flow freely through the meridian network and any blockages in between these points can cause a strain upon all the connected organs.

Whether you believe this concept or not, I hope you find this interesting and helpful. No beauty product can help you if your insides are unhealthy.

Zones 1 and 3 represent your digestion and bladder. If you have breakouts in this area perhaps there is a bladder infection or a problem with digestion. If this area is dry then the bladder is overworked and you should drink more water

Zone 2 is the liver. Often breakouts will appear here if you have been over indulging in rich food and drink. It could also be that you are eating too much animal fat or dairy products which the liver finds hard to digest.

Zones 4 and 10 are the ears and they represent the kidneys. If your ears are redder than your face then this could mean that you are overworking your adrenal glands which work very closely with your kidneys.

Zones 5 and 9 are the lungs, gums, and teeth. Either side of the nose represents the lungs and if they feel puffy, that may suggest allergies or a cold. The gums and teeth are the outside part of the cheek so if you are breaking out in this area it's a good indicator that you should visit the dentist! Breakouts around the nostrils and lower cheek could mean that you are eating too many dairy products which produce a lot of mucus and congestion.

Zones 6 and 8 are the eyes and they represent the kidneys and liver. Dark circles and puffiness means you are not flushing all of the toxins out of your body. If they are inherited then it's just bad luck. Cutting down on caffeine and increasing water intake will help a lot.

Zone 7 is the heart and the upper lip represents the reproductive area. Someone who has high blood pressure probably has a red nose. If there is pigmentation on the upper lip it could indicate hormone imbalance from the pill or pregnancy.

Zones 11 and 13 are the ovaries. Depending on what side you breakout can indicate which side you are ovulating from. Normally women break out in this area when they are on their period. If it is more of a continual thing than it could be a sign of an ongoing problem.

Zone 12 represents the small intestine. Problems here suggest there are issues getting rid of waste from the body. When you change your diet this is often where breakouts can occur.

Zone 14 The neck and jaw, represent the adrenal glands. You may experience breakouts here when you are your period.You can also get breakouts in this area from being too stressed.


  1. Thanks! This is interesting and informative! You are Blessed! You are both Beautiful and Intelligent!

  2. This is so true. I have the WORST allergies and always get breakouts on my cheeks! and I love cheese. Crazy...

  3. You are a genius sara. Can you help with breakouts on shoulders?

  4. Thanks so much sarah for doing the research and posting this in a blog. It makes alot of sense and Im so interested in knowing whats going on in my body and why...

  5. Thank you for this awesome post, I had to share it.


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