A growing number of professionals are currently making use of the facial diagnosis for an early detection of the first signs of conditions or diseases. This is a new non-invasive technique that, according to the specialist Álvaro Matiz, “allows a detailed analysis of the relation between the health of some organs and our face”.
Nonetheless, this kind of facial diagnosis is not a discovery of modern science. The origins of this technique lays in Oriental Medicine. The Taoist followers believed that the face was the point in which the twelve canals of our energetic network were merged. Each canal is associated with an organ or entrails, therefore the colour of the facial skin shows our state of health.
Our skin tends to show a predominant colour, with different nuances, that according to the Chinese Medicine, should be pinkish in order to have the correct energetic balance among the spleen, the heart and the stomach.
Nevertheless, this perfect health state rarely corresponds to reality. Luckily, through our diet we can restore the good functioning of our organs to maintain a beautiful and perfect face.
A greenish tone of skin reflects an energetic imbalance of the liver. Acid-taste food helps restore its good functioning, in addition to being detoxifying and alkalizing. You can find such taste in pineapples, plums, saffron, adzuki bean, vinegar, strawberries, quince, yogurt and citrus fruits.
A reddish face reveals an excess of heart energy. The bitter taste regulates the energetic balance of this organ, facilitating the digestion and eliminating the excess of humidity in the body. Among the bitter foods, we can highlight: cucumber, asparagus, turnip, rye, papaya, cabbage, lettuce or chrysanthemum tea.
The greyish skin is a symptom of an energetic deficiency in the kidney. The moderate consumption of salt tones this organ up if we add it through naturally-salted food, like seaweeds, oily fish, whitefish, cuttlefish, crayfish, clams, oysters, Vichy water or Brussels sprouts.
A yellowish face is associated with a malfunction of the spleen. Food containing soybean oil, chestnuts, cinnamon, carrots, potatoes, sesame seeds, legumes in general or some cereals like rice or millet can help you in consuming sugar in a healthy way because it’s naturally incorporated in their compositions.
Sesame stimulates digestion, increases the natural immunity and is a perfect restorative
If your face looks excessively pale or white, your lung’s energy is running smoothly. Spicy food stimulates this organ, called the “master of energy” making reference to the importance of a good breathing to achieve the energetic balance for the whole body. The radish, pepper, mustard, garlic, fresh ginger or the onion will help in toning the lung up and favour the circulation.
The first step to maintain a perfect face starts with taking care of our main source of energy, our diet. Good health is synonym of beauty. Healthy food, beauty, balance and harmony. The Horse Mag is inspired by a balanced lifestyle.