What Your Face Tells You About Your Health–Don’t Ignore These signs



In Traditional Chinese Medicine and in Ayurvedic practices, acupressure is used to stimulate parts of the feet, face, and hands to activate the body’s energy to heal other organs. There are energy meridians running up and down our bodies, similar to our veins and arteries. Along these energy meridians are corresponding points that when stimulated send energy to repair your internal organs.

Researchers studying acupuncture’s effects on the skin found that ‘In the field of dermatology, acupuncture has been reported to be beneficial for the treatment of acne, post-herpetic neuralgia [burning rash similar to shingles], psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and urticaria [itchy welts].’ They say that ‘Acupuncture is an old therapeutic method that includes both needle and non-needle acupuncture. Non-needle acupuncture includes moxibustion [smudging the body with mugwort], cupping, and acupressure.’


By stimulating these points on the face, a practitioner of acupuncture or acupressure can help heal these corresponding bodily organs.

  • Forehead – bladder, liver, stomach, gall bladder
  • Eyebrow – thyroid, liver, kidney
  • Chin – kidney, bladder
  • Nose – heart
  • Ears – kidney
  • Under eye – stomach, kidney, liver
  • Upper cheek – heart, colon
  • Lower cheek – lungs, stomach, colon
  • Upper lip – stomach
  • Lower lip – intestines
  • Below nose – spleen

The theory of Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine is that any skin problems in these areas relate to underlying health problems in the organs that they are associated with. For example, a person with rosacea on their upper cheeks might be suffering from an inflammation in their colon, or problems with the heart or lungs.

Bottom line: Closely analyzing changes in your face and skin on the rest of your body can make a huge difference in what health results you achieve. Awareness of any situation is of utmost importance, especially when it comes to your life.

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