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What Your Face Says About Your Health

“This face you got, this here phizzog you carry around, you never picked it out for yourself at all, at alló-did you?” from Phizzog, by Carl Sandburg

Your body’s unique intelligence has a way of telling you when something is wrong and it needs help. Not understanding this language makes it difficult to know when your body is talking to you. In Eastern medicine a doctor will read what is written in your face, tongue, eyes, skin, and pulse. The signs of depletion are all there and may have been for some time.

Visual diagnosis is an ancient tool used by traditional healers to discover the strengths and weaknesses, and health (or lack of health), within the body. Once awareness of what’s happening inside the body becomes evident, it can be used to diagnose an illness or prevent an illness from fully manifesting. Awareness of your body is the key to figuring out the necessary diet and lifestyle adjustments to obtain vibrant health. In Oriental diagnosis each organ is seen in relation to all the others, with energy flowing in one continuous circuit.

This energy, called ki (Japanese), chi (Chinese) or prana (Indian), runs through the body in pathways called meridians that are associated with each organ: liver, gallbladder, heart, small intestine, stomach, spleen/pancreas, lung, large intestine, kidney, and bladder. Your face is the most revealing part of your body and provides insight into the larger internal body systems. According to Oriental diagnosis each area of your face manifests a corresponding organ and how it is functioning in the body. For example:

  • The mouth is the entrance to the digestive tract.
  • The nose is the entrance to the respiratory system.
  • The eyes are connected to the optic nerve, brain and nervous system.
  • The ears are the auditory system.

14 Things Your Eyes Say About Your Health

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Delia Quigley is the Director of StillPoint Schoolhouse, where she teaches a holistic lifestyle based on her 30 years of study, experience and practice. She is the creator of the Body Rejuvenation Cleanse, Cooking the Basics, and Broken Bodies Yoga. Delia's credentials include author, artist, natural foods chef, yoga instructor, energy therapist and public speaker. Follow Delia's blogs: and. To view her website go to


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11:49AM PST on Dec 28, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

10:02PM PST on Jan 24, 2013

Interesting. Wonder what dark circles under the eyes mean, apart from the obvious lack of sleep.

12:54PM PST on Jan 7, 2013

wow didn't know all that

5:07AM PST on Jan 7, 2013

Thank-you for the interesting article.

5:06AM PST on Jan 7, 2013

Thank-you for the interesting article.

5:05AM PST on Jan 7, 2013

Thank-you for the interesting article.

2:28AM PST on Jan 6, 2013

Very interesting.

2:16AM PST on Jan 6, 2013

Excellent info, thanks Delia :-)

1:56PM PST on Jan 5, 2013

Thanks great article - switched to eastern methods 12 months ago and it's working a treat - no more doctors, no more prescriptions, less stress.

1:40PM PST on Jan 5, 2013


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