How To Find Out Your Health Status Through Face Mapping

Face mapping or reading traditionally stems from ancient Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine.

Back in the day, it was used as a diagnostic tool for prominent leaders and scholars. They believed that the face represented the fortune, health, and energy of a person and that by closely examining the condition of the skin and facial shape, like a sleuth you could suss out a person’s character including their physical, mental, and emotional state. You could also have the necessary tools and requirements to change your fate and direction.

Face mapping and reading is a lot deeper than just the epidermis and is way more involved than just being concerned about aging.

The face is divided into three main zones – upper, middle, and lower. Any malfunctions within the organs and the systems – immune, excretory, endocrine, digestive, circulatory, nervous, and respiratory – will show up on the face in the form of breakouts, redness, dryness or irritation.

It’s believed that if the energy of a person was optimal, the complexion would be clear and in good condition. Any malfunctioning or illness would be reflected by a change in color, texture, and appearance.

A brief overview of how to read your face and what you can do

Forehead – bladder, and intestines

The upper part of the forehead reflects the bladder, and the lower part, the intestines, and digestion. Issues in this area could relate to constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, and urinary tract infections.


Change your sleep cycle, this is ideal for your liver. Ideally, go to bed regularly before 10 pm and wake up early around 6 am

Drink plenty of water to flush out toxins

Eliminate alcohol or consume less

Eliminate sugar and carbonated beverages

Eat more raw food and take prebiotics and probiotics – think kimchi, sauerkraut

Digestive enzymes may be required with meals

Drink kombucha and kefir

Chew food well to improve digestion

Practice 30 minutes of light exercise every day – outdoors is particularly beneficial. Yin Yoga is ideal.

Practice relaxation or meditation techniques for 20 minutes each day

Keep a daily food diary to see if breakouts relate to breakouts

Make sure hair products are not irritating the hairline

Ears and temples – kidneys

Dehydration, poor lymphatic circulation. When the kidneys are involved, it indicates a deeper level of aging and stress. Nourish the kidneys with proper hydration.


Drink plenty of water – add a squeeze of lime or lemon

Avoid smoking and alcohol

Eliminate sweetened and caffeinated beverages

Make the salt switch from processed table salt to sea salt

Cooling foods like cucumbers and melon are ideal

Eliminate processed food, fast food, and junk food

Practice better skin hygiene – cleanse regularly especially during summer and when perspiring.

Between the brows – liver, and stomach

Too much boozing, fatty liver, diseases like hepatitis, jaundice, gallbladder problems, and dehydration could show up here. Acne in this area can also be the result of eating too late at night, especially heavy, fatty foods. Flaking and dry skin are linked to dehydration and overworked kidneys. The liver is working too hard to remove toxins from consumption and pollution.


Exercise, but avoid overly strenuous exercise that can be heating

Yoga is ideal and brisk walking

Get more sleep 7-8 hours

Avoid alcohol and smoking

Eat lighter foods and cut back on dairy and red meat

Avoid late-night snacks

Get plenty of fresh air

Nose and upper cheek – heart and cardiovascular

Acne and oiliness can be connected to the circulation, blood pressure, and cholesterol. Skin conditions like rosacea tend to show up in this zone. Indoor and outdoor air pollution, bad circulation, and high blood pressure can all play havoc with this area of the face. Maintain healthy cholesterol levels and blood pressure.


Increase cayenne, garlic, and reishi mushroom

Increase green tea and chlorella

Eat less pungent foods

Eat less meat and salt

Eat temperate foods that are not too hot or cold

Get more exercise and fresh air every single day

Massage the area around your nose to improve circulation

Check vitamin B levels and maybe take a practitioner recommended supplement.

Right cheek – lungs and respiratory system

Relate to issues with sinuses and allergies. Pollution, smoking, and asthma will damage this part of the skin. Get plenty of exercise, stay away from pollution, and stop smoking.


The lung meridian is strongest at 7-9 AM so this is the ideal time for cardio exercise

Drink lots of green vegetable juices including dark leafy greens kale, cucumber, celery

Drink lots of water with lemon

Avoid fast food and junk food and hydrogenated fats

Avoid sugar, mango, taro root, wine, and seafood or other foods you may be sensitive to

Get more fresh air

Use a toxin-free and fragrance-free laundry detergent

Change pillowcases frequently and ideally sleep on a silk pillowcase

Clean cell phones regularly

Practice proper cleansing hygiene, especially if you live in a polluted city

Left cheek – liver and stomach

Exposure to air pollution and smoke, gum issues, or inflammation in the mouth or tooth sockets. Lower left cheek acne could represent dental health, so have your teeth professionally cleaned every six months and keep your gums and teeth healthy by flossing and brushing after you eat.


Maintain a normal daily routine

Keep a positive mood by practicing meditation and relaxation techniques for 20 minutes each day

Eat more cooling foods such as cucumber, melons, and green beans

Don’t overeat and avoid processed and junk foods

The liver is the strongest from 1-3 AM so this is when you should be sleeping

The liver is weakest at 1-5 PM so make your workload easier at this time

Rest your eyes by palming them for 5 minutes every hour if you work in the afternoons

Practice proper cleansing hygiene, especially if you live in a polluted city

Use a toxin-free and fragrance-free laundry detergent

Change pillowcases frequently and ideally sleep on a silk pillowcase

Clean cell phones regularly

Mouth and lip area – endocrine system

Breakouts are associated with hormonal imbalances and issues. Menstrual problems or increased stress levels will trigger the release of cortisol.


 Consider food sensitivities and toxic build-up

Eat more fiber by including more fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet

Avoid spicy and fried foods

Massage the abdominal area in a clockwise motion

Use a natural and organic toothpaste and lip balm

Jawline and chin – stomach, kidney, and reproductive organs

Pimples in the middle of the chin are associated with the digestive system. Eating too much fat and sweet food can cause problems in this area as well as excessive caffeine and alcohol consumption. Try to maintain a balanced diet and eat plenty of fruits and demulcent fiber (chia, marshmallow, slippery elm, aloe vera) to improve stomach health.


 Reduce the habit of eating before bed

Avoid hydrogenated fats and processed sugar

Eat plenty of fiber from fresh fruit and vegetables

Get adequate rest and nap during the day if possible

Reduce stress as much as possible by practicing yoga and meditation

Get 20 minutes of exercise each day

Sleep early and wake up early and get at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night

Massage your body for relaxation, particularly the abdomen

Practice proper hygiene

Check toothpaste, mouthwash and lip products

Drink spearmint and peppermint tea

Neck – thyroid

Good cholesterol production from saturated fats is the precursor of your most important hormones. Eating the wrong foods, being under artificial lights, and disconnected from nature can disturb healthy hormone levels and balance.


Get fresh air and avoid artificial lights

Eat grass-fed meat and avoid hormone-injected meat

Increase saturated fats like organic ghee

Drink adequate water

Sungazing every day in the early morning barefoot on the grass or sand is beneficial for grounding

Get your hormones checked for imbalances

Take omega 3 supplements to help regulate hormones

Take vitamin D and magnesium supplements both are needed for proper hormone function

Avoid hormone-disrupting chemicals like phthalates

You can download a free printable face map here

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