Each area of the face associates with a specific organ and/or system. Here is the facial diagnosis chart or also called face mapping.
Since, the condition of the organs appears first on the face, facial diagnosis helps discover health problems quicker than medical diagnosis. A medical diagnosis could mean waiting until the problem becomes critical. However, with the knowledge of facial diagnosis and macrobiotics, you can learn to recognize a health issue, often long before it actually appears or can be diagnosed medically. You can then adjust your diet and lifestyle to create balance again, improve the condition of the organ, and restore health or avoid potential health issues. Remember health is a direction, not a fixed state. We teach facial diagnosis in SHI Macrobiotics Advanced course, On-Site Residential, and Principles of Diagnosis Module.
During a counseling session, I use facial diagnosis to personalize my recommendations. I base recommendations 60% to 80% on my diagnosis rather than medical diagnosis. The goal of the session is to provide dietary and lifestyle guidance based on my forty years of experience helping people create lasting health. Keep in mind, providing medical information during a counseling session is important to establish current health concerns. (Macrobiotic Counselor Los Angeles)
In addition to facial diagnosis, I use meridian diagnosis. This is taking a look at the hands and feet. For hands, I examine overall shape, lines, and areas of the hand, fingers and nails. The hands show the condition of the heart, lungs, and intestines. With the feet, I inspect whether the toes are well formed or misshapen and areas that are swollen, dark or withered. The feet show the central organs such as liver, gallbladder, kidneys, bladder, stomach, spleen, and pancreas. Meridian diagnosis is mostly used in-person counseling appointments but sometimes I ask to see the hands on Skype/Facetime.
Even though hands and feet are useful, facial diagnosis is the most essential part of understanding someone’s health. It is all in the face. Make an appointment to meet me in-person or on Skype/Facetime to discuss your health problems and design a personalized plan for you to start feeling better.
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