June 13, 2021 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Face Mapping: The Window To Your Heath & Wellbeing:

Next time you look in the mirror, you may see yourself very differently. “Face mapping,” a practice that began more than 5,000 years ago in China is now becoming more and more popular among health and beauty practitioners to help diagnose, prevent, and cure disease. It works on the principle that imbalances and dysfunctions in your body show up on your face. You just have to know where and how to look.

Your Face Tells the Story of Your Health

I had a patient who had been trying to find the source of her severe headaches and fatigue for eight months, going from doctor to doctor. By using face mapping, I was able to locate the problem almost immediately. I noticed an indentation and discoloration just under her nose. That zone, which includes the chin, is associated with hormonal health. As it turned out, her health issues were hormonal, which was confirmed by blood tests. I treated her with meditation, acupuncture, and a specialized mixture of herbs from my Tao of Wellness practice.

Face mapping keys in on five specific zones of the face: the forehead, nose, chin, right cheek, and left cheek. Each of these zones corresponds with the Chinese 5-Element network (fire, earth, water, metal, and wood), which in turn corresponds to particular organ groupings – such as your heart, stomach, hormones, and even your mind and spirit.

The Forehead

According to face mapping, the forehead corresponds to the fire element. This is the area associated with the heart and small intestine, as well as the mind and spirit. A blue or green discoloration in the forehead shows an imbalance in the heart. I also look for redness or small blood vessels that appear as discoloration. A heart attack can often be foretold by a subtle bluish-green hue on the forehead.

The Nose

This area is connected to the earth element, which corresponds with the stomach, spleen, and pancreas. A pimple on the side or tip of your nose could have something to do with your diet if it includes a lot of spicy, deep-fried, fatty, or rich foods. It goes deeper than being just a dermatological issue; it could correspond with indigestion, constipation, or diarrhea.

Broken capillaries or redness across the bridge of the nose could mean you need to monitor your alcohol intake, or it may simply point to excessive worry and stress, which could upset the balance of your earth element network.

The Chin

This zone is related to the water element, which is internally associated with your kidney and bladder organ network, including the hormonal system and glands. This zone also includes your philtrum – the indentation just above your lips. This small area relates to the uterus and ovaries in women and the prostate and genitals in men. Horizontal lines, blemishes, or discolorations across the philtrum could indicate problems with the reproductive organs.

Right Cheek

This is related to the metal element, the zone that reflects the lung and large intestine network. Problems in this network could manifest themselves as discoloration, blemishes, and skin problems on the right check. A mild acne breakout, eczema patch, or slight redness may mean a cold is coming on. Lung illness or upper respiratory ailments also trigger visual symptoms on the right cheek.

Those who are prone to respiratory allergies or asthma tend to have a reddish, scaly eczema, a slight rash or slight bluish-green hue along the right cheek. This shows that there’s too much heat or inflammation in the respiratory system, or a lack of oxygen from bronchial constriction. One of my pediatric patients who suffered from allergic asthma always displayed an eczema-like patch right before an allergic attack – a very useful tip off!

Left Cheek

The left cheek corresponds to your wood element, or the liver-gall-bladder network. Broken capillaries and redness – especially right up next to the bridge of your nose – indicate heat from the liver, inflammation, or congestion. Bulging veins, redness, and rash can be a signal of high blood pressure or pent up anger (which can cause high blood pressure). Yellowish deposits under the left eye may indicate gallstones or high triglycerides or high cholesterol, which are processed by the liver-gall bladder network.  Since this network includes the nervous system, depression can also show up in the wood-element side of the face.

I believe that by learning about face mapping, you can be proactive about your health. And by staying on top of changes you see in the mirror, you can stay ahead of sickness!

Bonus Tip: Herbs are one strategy to maintain health and balance. Keep all five elements healthy and get a whole body tune-up, try a balanced combination of 44 traditional Chinese herbs that support healthy function of the bodily systems, the Five Elements Longevity Formula.

May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

Dr. Mao Shing Ni, best known as Dr. Mao is a bestselling author, doctor of Oriental Medicine, and board certified anti-aging expert. He has recently appeared on “The Ricki Lake Show,” “Dr. Oz,” and contributes to Yahoo Health and The Huffington Post. Dr. Mao practices acupuncture, nutrition, and Chinese medicine with his associates at the Tao of Wellness in Santa Monica, Newport Beach, and Pasadena. Dr. Mao and his brother, Dr. Daoshing Ni, founded the Tao of Wellness more than 25 years ago in addition to founding Yo San University in Marina del Rey. To make an appointment for evaluation and treatment call 310.917.2200 or you can email Dr. Mao at contact@taoofwellness.com. To subscribe to his tip-filled newsletter, visit www.taoofwellness.com.

in Health
Related Posts

Leaving Home for the First Time in a Year? Here Are a Few Things to Do

May 3, 2021

May 3, 2021

Very few people have been truly quarantined in their house for the past year. Almost everyone has gotten outside for...

Motherly Mindfulness in a Pandemic

April 8, 2021

April 8, 2021

This last year has been a whirlwind for everyone, and if you’re a mother, chances are it has redefined your...

Beverly Hill’s Latest Craze is The “Busso” Experience

March 30, 2021

March 30, 2021

Dr. Mariano Busso, one of the world’s leading experts in cosmetic fillers and facial rejuvenation, has opened up additional appointment times...

The Pandemic of 2020: Lessons Learned

March 9, 2021

March 9, 2021

The 2020 pandemic took the country by surprise. Many people lost their small businesses, income, and quality of life. However,...

The Best Ways for Women to Get and Stay Healthy

March 1, 2021

March 1, 2021

We all want to live our happiest and healthiest lives, but it is very easy to get overwhelmed with information....

4 Tips on How to Succeed in Life

February 26, 2021

February 26, 2021

We all want to be successful in our lives, in our careers, and in our passions but sometimes we do...

3 Ways to Restore Self Esteem and Embrace a Healthy Lifestyle in 2021

February 25, 2021

February 25, 2021

Every year we start filled with resolutions, hope, and determination. We know that after the year we’ve just had, 2021...

Gift Ideas for Loved Ones Living Alone

February 22, 2021

February 22, 2021

Everyone needs to be cheered up once in a while. This can be especially true of someone who lives alone....

A Renewed Focus on Living

February 21, 2021

February 21, 2021

The pandemic caused turmoil for many Americans, emotionally and financially. With 2020 now in the rear-view mirror, people are using...

Don’t Make These 3 Fitness Mistakes

February 20, 2021

February 20, 2021

The great thing about the internet is that we now have access to a plethora of fitness content then ever...

5 Promising Medical Breakthroughs On The Horizon

February 3, 2021

February 3, 2021

Although we’re in a worldwide pandemic, many of us are still enjoying the comfort and convenience of being cared for...

Santa Monica Pier Closed for Five Days in a Row

January 13, 2021

January 13, 2021

City cites warm weather forecasted for Santa Monica By Sam Catanzaro With temperatures reaching the 80s expected, city officials are...

Do You Make These 3 New Year Resolution Mistakes?

January 4, 2021

January 4, 2021

Every new year, you feel a ray of hope. Perhaps this year, you can start your life all over again,...

Activities to do with your children during COVID-19

January 4, 2021

January 4, 2021

Typically, living in LA means eating out, art museums, and playgrounds– all things children love. With numbers of COVID-19 cases...

PIQUE Health Not Your Average Medical Practice

December 7, 2020

December 7, 2020

PIQUE Health is the very first comprehensive mens health center in Beverly Hills. With highly personalized treatment plans that fit...