Don’t we all just love a bit of people watching?
We can literally spent hours looking at other people, we are fascinated by them, what they do, how they dress, what they look like. Talking specifically about the human face however, we even use social media forums like ‘Face’book continuing this fascination we have, through ‘selfies’.
I think we can safely say that we are obsessed with the human face.
Well, so are the Chinese, and have been for a very long time. I was just reminded of that again after attending another face reading seminar on the weekend. I’ve been interested in this subject for as long as I can remember and it was part of my studies in Chinese Medicine. I’m very excited though as the seminar I’ve just attended was by Lillian Bridges, the international leader in Chinese Medicine Face Reading.
Let me give you one of the reasons of how Chinese Medicine Face Reading came to life:
In the ancient times of ruling emperors, their concubines weren’t allowed to be touched by anyone, not even doctors. That made diagnosis quite difficult at the time, i.e. if they suffered from any kind of pain, whether digestive or otherwise, their doctors had to ask them to show where the pain was on a statue resembling a goddess. That made diagnosing still difficult nevertheless, so Chinese Medicine Doctors started looking at the face as a microcosm for the whole body. They looked at signs of marks, lines, wrinkles and other symptoms, and divided the face in parts that related to different parts of the body.
There are many microcosms in the body. For example, you may know about the feet and reflexology, that by just pressing various points on the feet your body can heal. The face is clearly even more obvious. It’s the very front of who we show ourselves to be. All emotions and thoughts are somewhat expressed on our faces, regardless of how well you may try to hide it sometimes 😉
Your face and your emotions:
So what is it that you notice when you look at your face? Do you see signs of joy, looking at the wonderful upraising lines next to your eyes? Or do you see sadness, those very lines next to your eyes pointing downwards towards your cheeks. Do you express a lot of frustration, outwardly, as evidenced by your frown lines? There’s different types of frustration depending on the quality, amount and depth of your frown lines. Grief can show in the sunken cheeks. Low hanging eyelids can be a sign of criticism of self and/or others.
Your face and your physical health:
Your upper lip can be related to your fertility, the abundance or lack of. Your lower lip relates to your digestion, in particular your intestines. Your chin represents your bladder and kidneys. Your tip of your nose, your heart. Your eye brows your liver, e.g. thick eyebrows are a sign of a strong liver. Your eyes are almost a whole other microcosm, so much can be seen there. The list goes on!
Your face and your destiny:
The beauty of Chinese Medicine is its integrative and holistic approach. When we talk about your physical and emotional health, as a Chinese Medicine Practitioner we will talk about destiny. What do we mean by destiny? We are talking about your path, your skills and your gifts. There are certain aspects of your face that outline the inherent skills you have and / or the ones you’ve acquired and have worked hard for. Perhaps you may be amazing socially and around people, you could also be an inherently great leader, and/or you could show signs of wisdom and a deep spiritual life. You may also have amazing skills that you either haven’t accessed yet or may be resistant towards. That possible conflict may also show up in your face.
The wonderful part about this is that according to Lillian Bridges, you can actually change your face. Yes, wrinkles and lines can disappear once a balance or healing occurs. Being more connected to your path can erase the signs of depression there may have been on your face.
I’ve personally noticed this many times when giving acupuncture and energy healing treatments. To me the aim is always to bring every client back to who they need to be again. Seeing a healthy glowing face after each treatment shows me I’ve done what I’ve needed to do to achieve this. We all delve away from our true paths often in our lives. Life IS trial and error, isn’t it? Oriental Medicine is a wonderful tool to get you back to your true core if you feel you’ve lost touch with it. Let the gifts of Acupuncture, Energy Healing, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Yoga, Meditation and Face Reading help you to get closer again.
I’m happy to share more about what I’ve learnt with you, so if you book your next Cosmetic Acupuncture session, I’ll add another 30 minutes of Chinese Medicine Face Reading upon mentioning this post.