For over 5,000 years in Chinese medicine, practitioners have understood that uneven color and texture, patchiness, lines, breakouts, and other issues with our face are really indicative of deeper issues going on within our bodies, in our organs. Our bodies are holistically connected through energy lines called meridians that run up and down our entire bodies. Face-reading can get very specific, but below are some major indicators.
If we study our faces closely, this is what we might learn:
Lines Above the Upper Lip: Indicates stagnation or blockages in the digestive tract, specifically relating to the organs of the stomach and small intestines. This is probably due to the accumulation of acidic waste and toxicity that is not adequately leaving the body.
Deep Laugh Lines: This relates to our lung line. This could be related to smoking, not breathing properly (ie shallow chest breathing) or getting enough oxygen/prana into the lungs, or that our colon is so backed up that our lung meridian is being impeded.
A Lined Forehead: Congestion!! A blocked, toxin-filled colon and gallbladder. This usually means someone is consuming a lot of dairy (or whey protein!), cooked oils, or has a good diet – but is not cleansing properly or as efficiently as they should be to keep up with the toxicity the good diet is kicking up.
Breakouts around the Chin/Jaw area: Hormonal imbalance and congestion in the colon. Stay clear of “comfort” food before and around your period as these will further imbalance you. Start taking a probiotic supplement and adding raw, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar into your diet.
Dark Undereye Circles or Puffiness: Indicates adrenal exhaustion. Too much caffeine, lack of sleep, too much stress…
Crow’s feet lines around the Eyes: This also indicates that our adrenals are being overtaxed and that our body’s are acidic and imbalanced. Cut out smoking and caffeine, start eating more greens.
Patchy skin or Lines high up around the Cheekbone area: Heart Issues. Eating too much clogging animal protein or products.