Accessing Your Three Treasures for Health, Vitality and Inner Radiance in 2018!

You are a walking candle! In this new year, how bright will you be shining as you give your presence to the world and to your loved ones? There is a way to measure and increase your vitality and inner radiance and to manage your health. But where do you start? It starts with your Three Treasures. In Chinese Medicine, which is based on Taoism, there is a system called the Three Treasures: your Jing, your Chi and your Shen.

The JING is the candle BASE, your foundation, your bones, your structure and your constitution. It is your prenatal jing or genetics, passed down to you from your parents at birth or in the womb.

It gives you your features, your eyes and ears, your facial shape,  and every detail of your physical blueprint that makes you who you are today. Every feature has its own character definition, so to speak. Add up all these characteristics and it makes up the uniqueness that is you, which no one else is, or could ever be!

Your CHI is the WICK of the candle. It is how you manage your energy. Good lifestyle choices and habits, along with great thoughts and emotions, will produce powerful chi in your life—and vice versa! Your chi is also generated through your breathing and the optimal nutrition that you take in (or the opposite). Your chi nourishes and supports your Jing. It is the fuel for your furnace.

How do you express yourself, your unique chi? It will be through the movement, relationships and expressions of one or more of the five elements: Earth, fire, water, wood or metal. All parts of nature, including our bodies, are made up of these five dynamic phases of nature, which are also tied to each feature on your face. Are you balanced in each of these five elements?

The SHEN is your spirit energy—the FLAME of the candle. The Shen energy resides in your heart. It radiates through your meridians, the light in your eyes and the glow on your skin. This is the special spirit energy that you give to others that makes their day. It is your smile that lights the room and ignites someone’s special life. It can be conveyed in a handshake or a kind word. The Shen is the part we want to most be concerned about. It is your true vitality, your candle shining in the darkness of winter.

Now, there is one more of these Chinese names and that is your MING. Your Ming is the coming into being of your pure essence; it is called your Golden Path. Through your ming, you endow the Earth with your purpose—on purpose! It is not what you do, but HOW you do it—or how you just BE it. It is about living a purposeful life using all your gifts and talents.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, we have ways to assess the current state of your Three Treasures and we offer the means to increase and optimize those treasures. I offer a Five Element Face Reading, which includes an assessment of your Three Treasures. The first 15-minute consultation is free. At the Zen of Beauty, revealing your inner beauty and radiance is my joy!

Know Thyself Through Thy Face Workshop on January 21

Five Element Face Reading in Chinese Medicine. – Participants receive one hour of study of the Five Elements and how it relates to Chinese Medicine and the art of face reading. This knowledge can help you improve health…

Know Thyself Through Thy Face

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I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, to help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.
—Author Steve Maraboli

Discovering keys to improve your inner and outer health and well-being… getting in touch with your true nature and aligning with it… living and fulfilling your life’s purpose… finding your golden path… It’s all in your face!

Each unique feature of your face tells a story about you, your character, what you like and what you don’t—why you like it and why not! How each feature is shaped, its size and length, how it protrudes or doesn’t—your eyes, ears and nose, your lips and chin, even your eyebrows, their shape and angle, their sparse or bushy hair—tells a story.

For instance, someone with ears that protrude from their head means they like their ideas to stand out in this world—definitely not a conformist. This is great if they are independent thinkers and can manifest their idea in life, but if they find themselves in a stifling corporate environment, it could be hard, unless they are the entrepreneurs. Someone who has a long, straight nose pointed downward is a trailblazer who gets the job done. High cheekbones? You would be better off to let them be in charge to get the job done. They have high standards and won’t be pushed around. It will be “my way or the highway” with them. A strong protruding chin? Yes, they’re stubborn and they’ll never give up. Having a strong will is a virtue, of course, but having a personal relationship with this person could be difficult, especially if YOU have a strong chin also!

Someone with deep-set eyes is usually an introvert and somewhat private, so don’t try to push them in front of a crowd to perform, and don’t expect them to disclose too much even in private unless they really know you. By contrast, someone with large eyes usually has deep emotions and is sensitive to their own and others’ feelings, so watch out if this person goes to a sentimental movie with you. You may find them crying a lot—their feelings are right on the surface ready to bubble over.

While knowing these features and traits about yourself is one thing, living in close relationship with others and staying true to yourself while accepting the habits and influences of those you’re close to, is another thing. That’s where knowing thyself, with your original talents and unique character, is key to keeping your balance in the face of life’s challenging relationships.

Thanks to Chinese Medicine, there’s a road map to your journey through life—the Three Treasures. Honor yourself through these three: The Jing (your genetics, inherited gifts and talents), the Shen (your unique spirit energy that shines in your eyes and emanates through your glowing smile and skin), and the Chi (the fuel that you access through your food and lifestyle choices and the breath of life). Nurturing these treasure is the secret to longevity and to living in harmony with your being and with life.

These three treasures can be read on your face. They are the keys to revealing the greatest version of yourself and of those you love. To learn more, please join me for both the upcoming free introductory class and the three-hour workshop.

[As seen in the September/October 2017 issue of Natural Life News.]

Your Face Tells the Truth

They say that we are what we eat. Well, as we wear our emotions on your face, over time, those expressions become permanent, until we decide to change how we respond to life. So, yes, food excesses and imbalances will show up on the face, and emotions out of balance for a long time will show up there, too, as indicators of what we need to work on to improve our overall health.

The face is a hologram for the entire body. We can actually see what is going on with our health by looking closely at our face. Each marking, line and pigmentation will provide a clue as to what is going on in the body and the emotions.

For example, we will want to look for a change in the coloring of the face, swelling, enlargement of the nose, any new lines developing, and any new markings, whether it be hyperpigmentation or breakouts, especially when the pattern repeats itself frequently in the same area.

In Chinese Medicine, the face has been studied for over 2,000 years to reveal how we are managing our stress and how that affects our health over time.

Look over the above illustration and take note of the different organ area as zones on the face and see how you might be managing your life. The good news is you can change your face through right diet, right thought, by managing your emotions, and by using the right tools for healthy living—at any age! And, of course, healing treatments like facials, massage, acupuncture, and aromatherapy can go a long way to keep the body, mind and emotions balanced and to help manage stress. Know thyself through thy face!

Come in for your free mini-consultation, and a facial reading with me, so we can get you on the right track of your whole-body, facial rejuvenation!

Are You Manifesting Your Beauty From the Inside Out?

(As seen in the May/June 2017 issue of Natural Life News & Directory.)

Have you ever met someone who glows from the inside out, and yet, their appeal has little or nothing to do with their physical appearance? In Oriental Medicine, based on Taoism, this inner radiance is described as “Bright Shen or Significant Shen,” meaning bright spirit. These individuals are lit from within and have no problem expressing that through their eyes—and even their skin.

How do we access this kind of inner-to-outer beauty? We balance our mind and our emotions, which in return, affects our health and our overall radiance.

Chinese Medicine has used face reading as a way to access information about what is going on inside the body and mind. Ancient Chinese practitioners considered the control of the five emotions, based on the five elements, to be key to inner and outer beauty, health and vitality. These five emotions are called the five rebels of the body and need to be kept under control: fear from the kidneys, anger from the liver, joy from the heart, worry from the spleen and stomach, and sorrow or grief from the lungs. All of these emotions are necessary and have value when used in balance; however, overuse or underuse of these emotions can cause harm to the organ to which they belong.

Each of these emotions also affects the face in specific ways. For example, dark circles under the eyes can indicate depletion in the kidneys as a result of overuse of fear. When anger is overused, it can create deep lines between the brows. Worry can cause the chi to stagnate, causing unclear thinking and incomplete digestion, and this shows in eyes that appear to have a lost look—glazed or unfocused. Too much excitement in the emotions can lead to chronic redness in the neck, throat and face. Grief can show as a deadness of the shen, where the eyes do not sparkle. Feeling and/or expressing these negative emotions too often will affect the organs and the body, and eventually show up on the face as a lack of overall radiance, as unwanted lines and wrinkles, and as other signs of premature aging.

Three modalities, based on Chinese Medicine, that can help include:

1) Shiatsu (finger pressure on key points on the meridian lines of the face and body) to unblock or balance the energy of the organ systems.

2) Cupping on the back can help to remove stagnation of the chi.

3) Aromatherapy, based on the five elements, using specific essential oils on specific acupressure points to balance the mental, emotional, and physical bodies for deep, restorative healing.

Facial rejuvenation, using micro-current, and light-therapy, and facial cupping, can also help to move the chi, and also working with the meridian acupressure points, resulting in diminishing or softening of some facial lines and wrinkles.

Come into your balance this spring. Move that stagnant chi for your inner and outer beauty and heath transformation!