In ancient times, doctors couldn’t rely on advanced technology such as imaging and complex blood tests to find the source of health problems. These practitioners used a specialized face mapping system to pinpoint and treat internal body issues.
Face mapping is an age-old technique derived from Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda practices. This technique divides the facial skin into “zones,” which ancient medical practitioners (and skin experts of today) evaluate to determine underlying health problems, such as poor nutrition or environmental irritants.
Your skin has a unique relationship with your internal organs, which allows it to give off signals when there’s a deeper issue. Breakouts, acne and clogged pores in certain areas may point to underlying health problems that need addressing. Examine these areas on your face to determine what your skin may be trying to tell you.
The forehead and eye area is connected to the digestive system, particularly the liver and the gallbladder. Problems in this area may point to bowel congestion, so try reducing fatty foods, sugar, caffeine and alcohol consumption. Replenish nutrients by hydrating regularly and drinking herbal teas like milk thistle or dandelion. Drinking warm lemon water in the mornings may also help with the production of digestive enzymes.
Blemishes in the T-zone may also indicate chronic stress, which may be improved by implementing relaxation practices such as deep breathing and meditation.
This area is associated with kidney functioning. Problem skin here may indicate dehydration as well as overworked kidneys. Another sign of poor kidney functioning is lower back pain, so be on the lookout for these symptoms occurring together. To improve kidney functioning, boost your water intake and include green leafy vegetables like spinach and kale in your diet.
Skin problems occurring in these areas are often related to the heart and circulatory system. You can improve cardiovascular health by eating more omega-3 fatty acids found in walnuts, flax seeds, and spinach. Limit your intake of saturated fats found in fried or processed foods.
This area is connected to the stomach, lungs and liver. Common problems occurring in this area include rosacea flare-ups, acne, and hyperpigmentation. Consider eliminating known allergies like gluten and dairy. In addition to food intolerances, problems in this area may occur due to toxic buildup. Try eating a primarily alkaline diet of plant-based foods to release toxins and bring the body back into balance.
This area is uniquely connected to reproductive health. Blemishes that happen here may signal a hormonal imbalance, or they may simply be a precursor to hormonal changes that occur during the menstrual cycle. Stress may also cause breakouts in this area. Around menstruation, be sure to eat plenty of green foods with high water content like cucumbers or celery. Also, manage stress by getting enough sleep and regularly engaging in pleasurable activities.
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