A doctor can diagnose you just by looking at your face. There are areas on the face tied to specific hormones and organs. This principle was first used in Chinese medicine, thousands of years ago, and is still in use. Your face can tell the story of your health, as it bears different color tones, rashes and fine wrinkles. By reading this signs you can address hormone imbalances and other problems in your body as early as possible.
Your skin color
The color of your face can tell you if you suffer from a deficiency or if you need to change your lifestyle. Integrative Health specialists focus on the color of the face to help them diagnose a condition. A pale face, with a slight gray hue can be a sign of an iron deficiency or another type of deficiency. By using your face skin your body is telling that it can’t produce the hormones due to a lack of resources.
A red face can be a sign of a congested liver, which is not able to function properly. In this case, the hormones can’t be processed by the body. You can increase your iron intake and add more sources of protein in your diet.
We all experience breakouts from time to time, but where they show up are very important. If your breakouts focus on the upper part of the face you might suffer from gallbladder congestion. In this case, the fats are not metabolized properly, affecting your digestive system. On the long term, this is going to affect your hormones as well. To address this problem you can increase your probiotics intake, which is going to support your digestion.
The area between your eyebrows is linked to the liver, so when you are experiencing outbreaks in this area, you need to ease your liver’s work. Drinking green smoothies is an easy way to do this.
Dark circles under your eyes
Dark circles under the eyes are linked to kidney dysfunctions. In Chinese medicines kidneys are related to sleep and stress management, as well as most of the hormones in your body. Dark circles are a sign your entire hormone system is suffering an imbalance. You can help your kidneys by drinking more water and reducing your coffee, soda and tea intake. Also, lower the amount of salt you eat.
Clogged pores around your nose
Because the nose area is connected to the heart in Chinese medicine, clogged pores in this area can be a sign of high blood pressure. The cortisol and insulin levels are affected by imbalances or deficiencies in Omega 3 fatty acids and salt. To address this issue lower your salt intake to around 1,500mg per day and eat more Omega 3 fats, which are found in salmon, nuts and chia seeds.
Knowing your face and being able to read its signs can help you address hormone imbalances right away, before they manage to wreak havoc in your body. Also, you get to treat them organically, by adjusting your diet.