What the Nose Knows About You!

What the Nose Knows About You!

In the last post, we learned that in Chinese Face Reading, the face can be divided into three regions and the middle region is known as the practical or physical region.  In this post, we will be specifically focusing on the nose in the middle region.

What the nose knows according to Chinese Face Reading:

The nose tells us the story of our lives during the ages of 31 – 50.  It also represents our personal power!  This is the time of our lives known as the golden ages because we experience many life changing events – expanding our family, building a business, buying a home, etc.  People with prominent noses will have good business sense and will often focus on logic, reason and practicality when making decisions.  They will often consider “does this make sense?”.

What does the nose represent in facial mapping? 

The nose represents the heart.  If you experience breakouts in this area, it can be a sign of high blood pressure, vitamin B deficiency, excessive saturated fat intake, poor circulation or oxygen intake.  It is important to avoid spicy and greasy foods, alcohol and cut down on red meat and to eat foods that support the circulatory processes (see below).

What does my nose tell me? 

You can tell if your nose is small, large or in proportion to your upper and lower regions of your face, by taking measurements of each of the regions separately and comparing the lengths of each region.  To learn more about how these regions are divided, click here.

If your nose is small, like a button – see Carey Mulligan below, you are impractical and extremely kind.  You can be very sensitive, which many people find endearing but because you’re often on the defensive, you’re not easy to get to know well.  You also dislike change or anything ‘different’.

Ir your nose is long and slim like Kim K., you’re a go-getter and you make decisions quickly. You value movement, change and love to be busy.  Because you are so flexible, you can often feel dissatisfied because you’ll try anything once but won’t make a commitment to it.  You can be slightly bossy and often experience difficulties in relationships because of your quick decisive nature.  It’s either your way or the highway!

Ir your nose is classified as a Roman nose, aquiline with a small prominent bridge that makes it look curved like Meryl Streep, it’s all black or white with you! You are very passionate and do not like to waste time, energy, money or resources on anything you do not love.  You can be very charismatic and highly enthusiastic, but also very judgmental about appearances.  And didn’t she play that role so well in The Devil Wears Prada?

 

Ways to harness your personal power: 

1.)  Discover Question:   How can I tap into my personal power right here, right now?

~Breathe.  The breath connects our minds to our bodies.  In Chinese Medicine, our vital force is contingent on the quality of two substances:  food and air.  The quality of your breath will determine the quality of your Qi, which is your vital energy!  Moreover, your breath is a gauge for not only unconscious processes (whether you are in fight-or-flight mode or rest-and-digest mode), but also a tool for mindfulness.  By consciously taking full deep breaths, in through the nose, we can prevent the stress response from taking over and live powerfully in the moment.

~Tap into your senses:  we are sensory beings so take note of your environment.  A scent can spark memories, influence mood and even affect work performance.  When we pick up a scent, the signal is processed through the olfactory bulb, which is a part of the brain’s limbic system.  The limbic system is an area often referred to as the “emotional brain” because of its connection to memory and feelings.  Smellscan call up memories rather quickly.  How many times have you smelled something that reminds you of a nostalgic moment in childhood?  Moreover, research has shown that a whiff of eucalyptus can increase respiratory rate, clear the sinuses and clear the mind through a healing modality known as aromatherapy.  And don’t get me started on pheromones!  Finally, here’s one more reason to believe our bodies are connected and integrated – not only does the nose sense smells, the heart does too.   Recent studies have discovered that the same receptors that can pick up aromas in your nose are also located in your heart, lungs and blood cells.

~Express gratitude:  So we’ve learned that the nose represents the heart in Chinese Facial Mapping.  According to a French proverb, “Gratitude is the heart’s memory.”  I’ve been inviting an attitude of gratitude practice into my life daily, and let me tell you, when I’m feeling overwhelmed/overstimulated/down/crappy/yucky/etc, by making myself voice four things I am grateful for at a certain time everyday (I set an alarm on my phone as a reminder and I encourage you to do the same!) it sparks an immediate shift in the brain chemistry and helps me to connect to the here and now so I can connect better when I’m out in the world doing my thing!  Presence is power.  ‘Nuff said.

2.)  Super Thought:  

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3.)  Acupressure:  Bitong, LI 20, Du 25

4.)  Superfood (Internal):  Hawthorn Berries or Tea

In Chinese Medicine, hawthorn berries are known as Shan Zha.  Shan Zha is great for reducing food stagnation (that feeling when we overeat), especially from meat and greasy foods which can clog arteries and lead to hypertension, high cholesterol and coronary artery disease.  Hawthorn Berries are great for lowering blood pressure and promoting healthy circulation while strengthening the heart.  They are used in Europe to treat early stage heart disease.  Reducing stagnation in the circulatory system can also strengthen the capillary system, which will improve the appearance of capillaries on the face as well.  The get heart tea is a great way to get your hawthorne on!

In Chinese Medicine, hawthorn berries are known as Shan Zha.  Shan Zha is great for reducing food stagnation (that feeling when we overeat), especially from meat and greasy foods which can clog arteries and lead to hypertension, high cholesterol and coronary artery disease.  Hawthorn Berries are great for lowering blood pressure and promoting healthy circulation while strengthening the heart.  They are used in Europe to treat early stage heart disease.  Reducing stagnation in the circulatory system can also strengthen the capillary system, which will improve the appearance of capillaries on the face as well.  The get heart tea is a great way to get your hawthorne on!

Hawthorne Tonique

Super Skin (External): Hawthorne Tonique is great for all skin types especially, sensitive skins.  This hydrating soother contains Hawthorne, which provides antioxidants, vitamin C and all of the other good things mentioned above.  It also contains Marjoram, which tones and energizes, Chamomile, which calms and balances, Eucalyptus Oil, which protects, tones and opens the sinuses, and Carrot, which heals and provides vitamin A.  This tonique is great to apply as a cold compress and can expedite healing post extractions, while also soothing the heart area of the face.

Hawthorne Tonique

Facial Map coming soon! 

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