Your Face's Health Clues: Fair or Folly?

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Registered: 10-23-2009
Your Face's Health Clues: Fair or Folly?
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Mon, 03-01-2010 - 1:39pm
What do you see when you look in the mirror? According to Chinese medicine, your face is a window to your health. Your forehead, nose, chin, right cheek, left cheek: Each of these five face zones gives you clues to what is going on inside your body--if you know what to look for! Read on to decode what your face reveals about you.


What do you think after reading the blog -- is face-reading a valid method of diagnosis, or just so much hooey?



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Registered: 08-07-2007
Mon, 03-01-2010 - 2:48pm

Hmm.... well, let's see.


I do have the constant furrow on my forehead and I am a very emotional person.

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Registered: 11-03-2003
Mon, 03-01-2010 - 3:59pm
Sorry to say, although I admire Eastern medicine and philosophies, I think the face clues just don't hold up.

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Mon, 03-01-2010 - 6:05pm

I DO have furrows in my forehead --- age related or worry? Maybe

I DO have asthma but no symptoms on my right cheek

I do get pimples around my nose and on my chin so it could be my diet (although I rarely eat chocolate or spicy foods) and I no longer have issues with hormones (being post menopausal)...

So I vote for folly...



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Registered: 03-19-2003
Tue, 03-02-2010 - 7:54am

I think that it makes sense to look for symptoms on the body, but I hope that people don't get the notion that that is the only way that Traditional Chinese Medicine doctors make a diagnosis. And like Western-trained doctors, it takes TCM doctors many years of training to become a licenced doctor.














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Registered: 05-24-2005
Tue, 03-02-2010 - 9:00am
Interesting, but I don't think that it really applies.


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Registered: 12-27-1999
Tue, 03-02-2010 - 2:03pm

Okay, interesting and I had to work for it.

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Registered: 07-02-2004
Tue, 03-02-2010 - 7:29pm
i think it is useful but shouldn't be relied upon as the sole way to tell how a person is feeling.
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Registered: 10-23-2009
Tue, 03-02-2010 - 10:34pm
This was enough to send me scurrying to the mirror, lol. What I noticed is that my right cheek was a little reddish -- and then yesterday evening, I felt a cold coming on for the first time in two years. Spooky.



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Registered: 10-23-2009
Tue, 03-02-2010 - 10:40pm
Well, my initial inkling was "just so much hooey," but as I read on, I remembered some things that made me think maybe there's something to it. They could be coincidences, though.



Siggy

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Registered: 10-23-2009
Tue, 03-02-2010 - 11:04pm
One of the things I remembered is that I had recurring breakouts on my chin at the same time other weird stuff was going on. I didn't figure out until much later that it all must have coincided with my thyroid going kaput, which certainly causes a hormone imbalance of its own. Still, I'm not convinced. I would say I'm squarely on the side of...completely undecided, lol.



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