Did you know that your acne could be linked to health issues?
They say that beauty comes from within and when it comes to our skin, the saying couldn’t be truer.
Your Face Tells All
Your skin is actually the largest organ in your body—adults have about 8 pounds and 22 square feet of skin Chinese face mapping theorises that if your skin is not healthy there is likely an issue somewhere else in your body. — be it through poor color, acne breakouts or flakiness. But the ancient art of face mapping takes things to a whole new level.
According to Chinese medicine doctor, Dr. Wang Zheng Hu internal imbalances in our body can show up on our face. These issues can show up in the form of acne, dark circles or rashes.
Although western medical practitioners find little truth to face mapping, many Eastern medicine practicitioners believe otherwise.
It’s been a part of Chinese medicine for thousands of years, however recently it’s rapidly taking centre stage at spas and clinics.
Here are some of the zones typically mapped in mien shiang and what imbalances in them mean.
1. Forehead – Small Intestine and Bladder
Too much sugar, too much alcohol and a lot of stress can cause small intestine and bladder problems.
To cure these problems you need to start eating more raw food, drink lots of water and avoid alcohol.
2. Around your Eyes- Liver
This can be caused by eating lots of meat or because you’re allergic to certain foods.
If you have been working extra hours, drinking too much coffee and juggling too many commitments, If the half moon-shaped area under the eye is puffy or dark, you are depleting your liver or kidneys by eating too much rich food. And if your ears are redder than your facial skin, you are overworking your adrenal glands. This also applies if the inner corners of the eyes have a sunken, dark look.
To solve this problem, experts recommend a change in your diet. Start eating more fresh and healthy food, do some exercises like yoga and try meditation.
3. Eyebrow Arch – Kidneys
Alcohol and smoking can definitely cause you kidney problems. Damaged kidneys lead to bad blood circulation and weak heart.
Stop drinking alcohol and drinks that contain lots of sugar. Drink lots of water and fresh juices.
4. Nose – Heart
Bad circulation, polluted air, swollen stomach, gases- all these things can have a bad influence on your heart’s health. High blood pressure can also cause heart problems.
Check your cholesterol levels and blood pressure as often as you can. Start drinking organic green tea, it will help you get rid of the accumulated toxins in your body. Start exercising.
5. Cheeks – Lungs and Kidneys
Though breakouts in this area can be caused by dirt and oil from you phone or sleeping on your side, they can also be indicative of slow metabolism, low absorption of nutrients (like folic acid and iron) and lung issues,
Since your cheeks are linked to your lungs, breakouts on either side of your face can be related to smoking.